Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)

Rating = A

Having just seen the 2-hour 2011 movie, we rewatched the 6-hour TV version again. First, it is nice to see how well it holds up 30 years later in terms of production values; somehow it was filmed in a way that doesn't make it look obsolete now. Second, it remains a brilliantly written and acted mini-series. Alec Guiness as Smiley is wonderful.

[2011-01-09, DVD]