Author Topic: The Night Manager  (Read 7113 times)

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2016, 03:41:01 pm »
Love the James Bond-y title sequence and music,

… and one is watching, thinking: "No, don't go into that room now you fool. Durrrrhh! See, see what happens when you do!! I warned you."
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2016, 06:26:58 pm »
Defo a bit of 'now I don't believe you wanted to do it like that' going on here. And I was right.

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2016, 06:45:23 pm »
I've really enjoyed it so far but...
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2016, 09:07:58 pm »
Love the James Bond-y title sequence and music

I was going to say the same. I like how it subverts the gun 'n' glamour imagery of the Bond title to replace it with arms trading 'n' glamour. Which I suppose is the theme of the whole story.

And boy, Olivia Coleman is good. That sports day scene was very moving.

TimC

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2016, 07:35:32 am »
She's the highlight for me. David Harewood is unconvincing as the token Yank (from Brum!). I really like Hugh Laurie as the moral-free ubernasty, and Tom Hollander was pure magic. So, have we found the next Bond James Bond?

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2016, 10:03:30 pm »
Only one question from me.
Who did he transfer the 300 million to?

Charity?
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2016, 10:20:09 pm »
I'm guessing he _could_ have sent it to anywhere that he could remember the account number and sort code... probably an orphanage :)

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2016, 10:21:25 pm »
Loved the ending. 

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2016, 11:49:54 pm »
Having not seen episodes 1-5 it was a little difficult to follow episode 6; steps have been taken to rectify this omission.

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2016, 07:00:21 am »
Watching this might get the other half interested in Le Carre finally, I keep offering a couple of his less Cold War thrillers, more social commentary/evil corporations/industrial espionage types, but she's not hooked yet.

She's been asking when it's on.

Mrs A watched it avidly.  Unlike 'Perfect Spy', 'Tinker, Taylor..', '..in from the Cold'. 

Only one question from me.
Who did he transfer the 300 million to?

Charity?

Reminds me I need to check my balance.  You never know.
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2016, 12:13:45 am »
Just started watching this. Haven't looked at the thread for fear of spoilers.

It's rather good.
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2016, 04:57:38 pm »
I binge-watched this last night.

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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2016, 05:59:34 pm »
I caught the last two episodes this week. Not the bloodbath it might have been, and rather good for it.

Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2017, 07:18:01 pm »
And it's been announced that the next Le Carre adaptation will be The Spy who came in from the cold.
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Re: The Night Manager
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2017, 07:35:50 pm »
And it's been announced that the next Le Carre adaptation will be The Spy who came in from the cold.

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