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Wednesday, December 3 2008

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

This is easily one of Burton’s best performances in a long career of great roles. He embodies so eloquently the ambivalence of the Cold War and the sad fiction of the “sexy spy”.


Tuesday, April 26 2005

Bitter Victory (1957)

Perhaps the most vehemently anti-war film of its era, Bitter Victory has no time for Greatest Generation mythologizing.


Monday, July 12 2004

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.


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