Nucoda Film Master adds drama to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is now showing in theatres, has received rave reviews from critics. The Guardian’s Phillip French says, “Directed by Tomas Alfredson, who made the subtly suggestive Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In, and adapted by the British husband and wife team, Peter Straughan and the late Bridget O'Connor, this is as lucid and accomplished a screen version of a long, complicated novel as I have seen.”

The film was graded by Mats Holmgren using Nucoda Film Master at Swedish post facility The Chimney Pot. Shot on 35mm the film was scanned at 4K, conformed, graded and dust busted on Nucoda Film Master and then exported as 4K DPX log sequence to the facility’s Arri Recorder.

As part of The Guardian review French adds, “In addition to the atmospheric cinematography and the spot-on period designs, there are numerous emblematic images that stick in the mind: a cigarette lighter; the use people make of their glasses; points changing on the railway lines outside the shabby hotel where Smiley has established his HQ. And music is cleverly worked into the action.”

Of the cigarette lighter scene Holmgren says, “This shot was memorable, it ends up with a close up of the lighter. In the original shot the lighter appeared close but we zoomed in a further in the Nucoda Film Master creating more drama in the scene.”