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    Did anyone else catch PAGE EIGHT last night on PBS -- the Masterpiece Contemporary Series? Written by David Hare starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, and Ralph Fiennes. A great contemporary British spy thriller.
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    Yeah, saw it but not on PBS.

    I thought it was pretty meh. This film talked the talk but did not walk the walk of a true spy film.

    After you've seen Tinker, Tailor, Solider Spy (mini) and Smiley's People anything less will seem like that.


    Also, that whole bit where that one lady used her son as her own private spy felt way unrealistic.

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      Dirty Days - you bring out the big guns with LeCarre. You're right, it doesn't come close to Smiley, but I though the acting was good and liked the idea of a nasty government coverup and the in-fighting between agencies. Smarter than most stuff out there.


      I do recommend the British State of Play miniseries (the American movie is an adaptation) which starts on BBC America in December. MUCH better than the film (and also stars Bill Nighy.)

      http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...cember/109547/
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        Hmmmmm State of Play. I'll check it out.

        But! You should know, there's absolutely nothing like a good Cold War drama:

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346223/

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          Originally posted by DirtyDays View Post
          Hmmmmm State of Play. I'll check it out.

          But! You should know, there's absolutely nothing like a good Cold War drama:

          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346223/
          Just added CAMBRIDGE SPIES to my Netflix queue - THANKS!
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