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Guillam sits alone at the table reading a newspaper. After a moment, a man, his lover - Richard - a decade or so older - walks behind him, stroking his hair tenderly, and joins him at the table. Guillam automatically checks the window - the flat opposite, a lit window - could someone see them? He gets up and closes the curtains, settles back at the table, passing Richard a section of the paper. The two sit in domestic contentment, reading.
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.