Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. A terrific, nail-biting spy movie. I'd say it's a kind of multiple protagonist structure, but with flashbacks. Note the interesting flashback use. It’s operating like case history, but not a standard form. It's a bit like Citizen Kane, with Smiley acting the part of the investigator, as he tries to search out the traitor. The audience is given the flashbacks of a series of other characters, as Smiley deals with them, but Smiley also has flashbacks of his own. An interesting hybrid.
Linda is a screenwriter, novelist and playwright. As well as teaching and mentoring writers around the world, she regularly consults on screenplays at the highest level in the US, UK and Australia.
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