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U.K. SPY THRILLER HAILED AT VENICE FILM FEST

September 6, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Critics have poured gushing praise on the movie version of John Le Carré’s spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was presented in competition Monday at the Venice Film Festival. “The film is a triumph,” wrote David Gritten in the London Telegraph. “It’s the film to beat at this year’s festival,” said Xan Brooks of […]

BRITISH SPY AGENCY KEPT SCREENWRITER IN ITS SIGHTS

August 26, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Wolf Mankowitz, a leading British screenwriter and talk-show host in the 1950s and ’60s, was under surveillance by MI5, Britain’s secret service agency, for more than 20 years after he married a known communist in 1944, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Thursday) citing documents released on Wednesday. The newspaper published excerpts from messages in Mankowitz’s […]