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  • Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist

    Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist
    It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films.
  • PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg

    Michael Gough Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...

    Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré

    Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré
    First published in 1974, John le Carré's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Penguin: 400 pp., $16) deals with the quest to ferret out a double agent within the highest levels of the British secret service. The novel's plot weaves together a backward-...

    John le Carré's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' reissued

    John le Carré's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' reissued
    During the writing of an early draft of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," recalls John le Carré in an introduction to his classic spy novel, now reissued by Penguin Books along with a selection of his other works, he was banging his head against the wall....

    Film review: John le Carre's 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is hard to follow

    Film review: John le Carre's 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is hard to follow
    Many people consider the 1979 miniseries made from John le Carre's “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to be the best adaptation of his work. Alec Guinness' George Smiley in that version (and later reprised in a second miniseries) has been...