“Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy”. Ian as Bill Haydon, “the dandy of the Circus”. Alec Guinness has the leading role in this memorable series from John Le Carré’s novel but Ian Richardson has without any doubt the best lines. His Bill Haydon is a sarcastic man with a singular sense of humor. I love the way he comes into the meeting room of the Circus with a certain nonchalance, still late, with a cup of tea covered by its saucer. A delightful performance.
Doctor Zhivago Directed by David Lean Screenplay by Robert Bolt (based on the book by Boris Pasternak) USA / UK, 1965
Watched on 13th April 2013 First viewing
There’s more to say about Doctor Zhivago than I have the time or energy to write, having just finished watching it. I liked it a lot though. Yet another winner from David Lean - I think that’s 10 of his films I’ve seen now, and I could stand to see more.