The Night Manager

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The Night Manager

Postby --- » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:46 am

Following on the long tradition of top notch adeptations of le Carre it doesn't disappoint :)

Top cast and, as a minor aside, seriously stylish, Bond-like titles

Great stuff
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Hastati » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:22 am

Glad to hear it was good. Recorded it to watch tonight as I was doing D&D last night.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby MartinR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Yes, very good stuff. The baddies are a suitably appalling gang, they remind me a bit of Denis Hoppers gang in 'Blue Velvet', but worse, and wearing suits.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Duff » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:22 pm

Laurie was really good, charming and slimy at the same time, and Coleman seem to be incapable of not being brilliant all the time.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Bronshtein » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:43 pm

Bollocks, missed it. I was a bit wary about them bringing it up to date but the reviews look good and le Carre himself said it worked.
It'll be on catch up somewhere won't it?
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Pablo Spandangle » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Was rather good. And it even looks like a Le Carre novel, if that makes any sense.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby kawasaki » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:28 pm

Bronshtein wrote:Bollocks, missed it. I was a bit wary about them bringing it up to date but the reviews look good and le Carre himself said it worked.
It'll be on catch up somewhere won't it?


Ever heard of iPlayer?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... -episode-1

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It didn't really grip me, but I reading a history of the WSS at the same time. Perhaps I should watch it again.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Bronshtein » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:50 am

You know Kawasaki I do believe I may have heard one of the staff speak of such a thing. I shall direct Jenkins to explore the matter immediately - no doubt he will be able to follow your instructions.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Duff » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:08 pm

Andrew Rae wrote:Was rather good. And it even looks like a Le Carre novel, if that makes any sense.


It does make sense. I watched the Spy Who Came In From the Cold for the first time in decades yesterday, and it had a similar sense of unease and melancholy, even if The Night Manager's locations are a lot more glamorous.
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Re: The Night Manager

Postby Levied Troop » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:20 pm

Just watched episode 1 -have to agree on the quality and atmospherics.

I was intrigued by the casting, I'd have had Hiddlestone as the villain and Laurie as the hero. And I'd have been wrong, Laurie really caught corporate evil's tone, as an actor he just seems to get better and better.
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