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07 October 2012 @ 12:50 pm
Have you ever watched a movie and went I'm too stupid to understand it ?  
That's how I feel about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and I've watched it 5 times now and I still can't figure out how Smiley knew who the mole was and thank goodness for Wiki for explaining some of things that confused my little brain. The acting in it is top notch and the rather slow pace calms me down (hence the 5 viewings), but I just feel I'm not smart enough to understand it. The odd thing is the one I thought would be the mole was... but for reasons that totally don't fit with how a spy would figure it out.



A.) Sleeping with Ann made Bill totally shady. If he betrays the guy code, what else could he be capable of?

B.) Colin's casting. For some reason I just didn't think he would take anything other than the mole part, especially after winning the Oscar. I don't think an agent would advise a supporting role like the other possible "moles", who have very limited screen time.

C.) If I were Karla I would have made the mole be somebody that's second in command since people would suspect the new top dog way before the other possible moles. Also being second in command you still would have plenty of access as the top dog, so giving info to the enemy would be way easier and not easily suspected. Colin's character fit this perfectly.
 
 
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