Out now on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK is Tomas Alfredson‘s remarkable adaptation of John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. It’s a very cinematic film, with striking and often very complex frames, so I imagine that you would like to watch it on the best screen and sound system you can muster, but I also think you’ll be surprised how much the film benefits from home viewing.
And no, not because you have to keep rewinding to catch all of the little details. That’s what repeat viewings are for. It’s not like you can’t follow the thing, it’s just that it’s enriched with lots of nuance and texture that bears a second look.
Here’s a clip from the disc’s supplements, giving you some idea of how they’ve approached the behind the scenes material and who is involved. In short: B-roll and talking heads, but what talking heads, eh?
I was going to run this days and days ago but we’re still just coming out of The Great Crash of January 2011. I think there’s a mole in The Circus, Control…
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