watched two flicks yesterday while I did my dialysis run: Gran Torino and The Caller. Clint’s movie was wonderful, a truly great movie, the second with Frank Langella and Elliott Gould was a very interesting slow speed thriller which somehow didn’t quite catch fire but was still a fine treat. Through my local library and interlibrary loan I borrowed the VHS tapes for John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and watched the whole thing yesterday. Alec Guiness was reportedly very anxious about his performance and asked to be replaced partway through the shoot. He was perfect as George Smiley.