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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Gary Oldman HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"  photo
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 5, 2011
Gary Oldman - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: This is prime material for actors since everything is so subtle and what you're saying often time is in your face?
GO: I just think it's probably good material. If you break a sweat you're working too hard. This is not only a good script, but it's also supported by the book and the paring down of this piece. Obviously we had to throw a lot of pages out. Tomas [Alfredson] has condensed something into, one, a composition, four lines and a look, but you feel that you've got the support, the subtext. You bring the book with you everyday. It's rare.

Q2: What makes as effortless that you don't have to break a sweat?
GO: Because a script is like your emotional map of the world, and often with bad writing you're being asked to make sort of jumps and leaps. Lines don't flow. There's inconsistency in it and you're making it work. You're working very hard to make it work and when you get something that flow...

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