As much as we love our movies and TV shows, adapting a certain story onto the big and small screen goes through changes in the production process. Scenes are edited out, realities get stretched, and personas become inflated in order to make the best possible cinematic experience. It is fiction after all and it is for our viewing pleasure.
However, when asked about what they thought was the most realistic portrayal of espionage in film, the former spies answered: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. And here’s why.
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