Jan 15, 2013
Bay Area repertory film picks, Jan. 17-20
Mostly British Film Festival noir double feature: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation 's festival is only in its fifth year, but the annual noir night, programmed and hosted by British-born, Bay Area-based mystery author Tony Broadbent , already seems like a natural classic.
For Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy's Debut: The Film...
He reinvented -- if not completely invented -- the genre with 1961's The Spy Who Came In From The Cold , and there isn't a real clunker among the 22 novels he's released.
Clue: A Redgrave did it in London with a jazz giant.
Movie trivia: If someone were to ask you the name of a 1966 mystery/thriller that was shot in London, included a Redgrave sister in the cast, and had a soundtrack composed by a jazz giant, you would have two choices for an answer .
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is in safe hands with Tomas Alfredson
To while away the time until the release of Tomas Alfredson's remake of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy , I've spent a happy summer immersing myself in John Le CarrA© 's back catalogue.