The Spy Who Went To The Movies
I haven’t sat down and counted all the books on the Time list that have been made into movies, but I know it’s a lot.
Some of the more prominent books from my first 20 reads that have been turned into great films include Gone With The Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. But many others have been made into movies with more moderate levels of success.
And a few others patiently await some creative screenwriter and director to make them shine on the big screen. For instance, I would love to see some crazy director make Infinite Jest into a movie.
Anyway, that’s just a long introduction of a post about The Spy Who Came in From The Cold movie. With my vacation break last week, I haven’t written much about this novel. But my review is coming tomorrow.
One thing I do know is that The Spy is supposed to be a great flick—it’s kind of the anti-cheesy James Bond-style spy film. Nothing flashy. And thanks to the beauty of modern technology and confusing copyright rules, you can watch the entire film online!
In fact, I’ve included it in today’s post. So if you have two hours to kill, then, by all means, why not watch? Part one of the movie is below. You can find Part 2 here.
More to come about books turned into films on Friday. Now, without further adieu, 101 Books presents a Martin Ritt directed film based on the novel by John Le Carre…The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.
Grab some popcorn. And, if you’ve already watched the film, how does it compare to Le Carre’s novel?