No martinis shaken or stirred are consumed in Martin Ritt's faithful adaptation of John le Carré's decidedly un-Bond-like portrayal of Cold War British spies. Richard Burton admirably tones down his formidable persona to play veteran agent Alec Leamas, who poses as a defector for one final, fateful mission. Terrific extras include interviews with Burton, cinematographer Oswald Morris, and le Carré, who frankly opines on screenwriting. For most collections.[Page 55]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.