Production…This film is based on the novel calledTinker Tailor Soldier Spy and is a thrillerwhich includes the actors :O Colin Firth who plays Bill HaydonO Gary Oldman who plays George smileyO It also includes stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy and Mark Strong.O The budget for the film was £20 million, or which the French owned company StudioCanal funded.O Filming locations- Budapest, Hungary - Istanbul, Turkey - London, England
Production…O It was originally written by Peter Morgan but he later dropped out after writing the draft. He was then replaced by Peter Straughan and Bridget OConnor.O The film was directed by Tomas Alfredson, this was the first English language film that he has directed, it has also has been produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner who own Working Title Films.O The film has a running time of 127 minutes and was given a certificate 15.O They released a featurette of the original film to coincide with the recent film.
Technology…O The technology is used to give the film a vintage look and to emphasise the time in which the film was set (early 1970’s).O They used anamorphic film which is 35 mm film averagely used in many films.O The aspect ratio was 2.35:1.
Distribution…O The film was released on 16th September 2011 and it premiered in London on 13th September with many of its stars turning out on the red carpet.O The film premiered a competition at the 68th Venice international film festival on 5th September 2011O The official website of the film is http://www.tinker-tailor-soldier- spy.com/ and to navigate around the website the users have to enter codes in order to get to the different information about the film.
Distribution… O Official trailer was released on 30th June 2011. O Posters for the DVD were released which included quotes from reviews and ratings. O Studiocanal UK distributed the film throughout the UK. O Universal pictures distributed the film in America.
Exhibition…O It achieved £2,814,860 in the UK in its opening weekend, and was screened on 382 screens.O Topped British Box Office charts for 3 consecutive weeks.O As of the 13th November Cinema revenues in Britain brought in £13,734,483.O It has be been nominated for 6 awards at the British independent film awards.O Universal plan to give the film a big release in the USA on the 9th December 2011.