• Scrapbook – Top 5 Recent Book-to-Film Adaptations

    Adapting a novel into a quality, well-structured, faithful film can be a difficult task, and one which directors often fail to execute, but when they do, we are left with artistic legacies of multimodal magnificence. With David Fincher’s latest success in bringing Gone Girl to the screen from Gillian...
  • Review – A Most Wanted Man

    Anton Corbijn’s film version of John le Carré’s novel follows Günter Wachtmann (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) as he attempts to track a Chechen Muslim in the hope that he will lead him to supporters of Al-Qaeda. However, Wachtmann must deal with factions within German Intelligence and interference from...
  • DVD Review – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carré’s classic spy novel was an atmospheric, tense affair, and was definitely one of the highlights of 2011. It’s not hard to see why, with the chill, gloomy atmosphere of the secret service in the 1970s...
  • Review – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    John Le Carré once quipped that adapting one of his novels into a film was like “taking a cow and boiling it down to an Oxo cube”. With Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, director Tomas Alfredson has come remarkably close to doing just that, condensing the proverbial cow into, at...