“At a certain moment, after all, every man chooses: will he go forward, will he go back? There was nothing dishonourable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one’s own generation.”
-John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Rolled up shirt sleeves, wrist, waist and arse. That curve.
I’m so sorry Gary, I can’t concentrate on what you’re doing in this scene…
Smiley: You’re going to do something for me, Peter. I need the duty officers log book from last November. I’m going to have to send you up a floor, into the lions den. If you’re caught, you can’t mention me. I’m sorry, but you’re alone.
Guillam: Last November?
The brilliance of saying it without saying it. From an early version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy script. One of many scenes that were written, then left to viewer’s imagination.
PS In the version of the script quoted above, Peter does not cry after Richard leaves. In fact, that might not have been scripted at all; actors are artists.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Peter Guillam in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Could not resist one more of wonderful Peter/Benedict…If you’ve seen Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, you know what Peter is boggling at. I actually made two versions of this gif, the one above and another a bit longer showing what Peter is looking at. But I didn’t post the second since it is a…
I don’t know why, but the grey three-piece with the blue trimmings does things to my ovaries that are entirely inappropriate. I just can’t explain it, it’s not human, I don’t even know.