One of the many delightful things about the world of John le Carré’s fiction is that his superspies often resemble the nattering members of some great English department. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for example, is mainly about a tubby and washed-up former spy who learns a great deal about the secret service by reading old files in the Hotel Islay. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, this approach was a conscious reaction to the fictional offerings of Ian Fleming; John le Carré wouldn’t be caught dead in a trick tuxedo, and neither would George Smiley.
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The word with which Samuel Beckett once referred to the title character of his 1958 one-act Krapp’s Last Tape—wizened—does not begin to describe the spectacular parade of fissures and topographic formations that is the face of the actor John Hurt. He’s always looked like his name is a caption: John, hurt.
At 71, he’s come [...]
Artisphere might be going through a financial rough patch, but perhaps its latest group of film screenings can shore things up a bit. The Rosslyn arts center begins a four-week David Lynch retrospective tonight with The Elephant Man, the 1981 biography of a deformed man held captive as the star of a Victorian freak show. The [...]
Solas Nua, the District's ace theatre troupe dedicated to contemporary Irish drama, will be hosting a gratis screening of Short Order, an Anthony Byrne film starring John Hurt. There will even be free popcorn!
The screening, part of the company's monthly Irish Popcorn series, starts at 7 p.m. at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Doors open [...]