The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Criterion Collection

December 9, 2008

Based on John le Carre’s best-selling novel of the same name, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) is a classic example of the cold war espionage tale. It also provides a decidedly sober, more realistic antidote to the James Bond films that were... 

The Third Man

June 4, 2007

Based on a story by Graham Greene, The Third Man (1949) was the follow-up to his previous collaboration with director Carol Reed, The Fallen Idol (1948) and was not an easy film to get made but the end result speaks for itself as it has since become an... 

The Fallen Idol

December 7, 2006

Based on the Graham Greene short story “The Basement Room” (he also wrote the screenplay), The Fallen Idol (1948) is a taut thriller seen through the eyes of child. Phillipe (Henrey) is the son of a foreign diplomat in London, England. His parents...