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barrett newsom posts on 3/13/2007 8:16:00 PM Regarding The Mission Song, at the end, Philip and Sam seem to have an inordinate amount of information regarding Salvo and Hannah. If they were up on all these things, how did the encounters with Brinkley and Anderson take place without incident? If they only just tumbled to Hannah after she sent the email to Haj, how did they do it? I want to know what those guys are doing behind the scenes. Isn't it infuriating?
Elena S. posts on 9/26/2005 2:46:23 PM Tessa plays “wet-nurse” to the little black baby b/c her own baby (son) was born dead. Poisoned perhaps? The black baby's 15 yr old mother is dying of AIDS & the compassionate Tessa nursed the little black baby b/c she just wanted to help. While the young black mother's dies of AIDS, her 9 yr old brother & their mother wind up looking after the child. Tessa attempts to discover more about the enormous number of deaths occurring & seemingly related to the drug (Dypraxa)people are being treated with that is supposed to make them well but instead is killing them. Who is responsible for this madness? Why isn't something being done? Does anyone even care? Loved the movie EXCEPT the camera work was jarring unsteady & made me nauseous & also the director elected to shoot many of the scenes both in & out of focus. Just recently a friend & I were have a conversation about this very subject...greedy drug companies not wanting to cure people b/c it would cost them profits. Then, this movie, a bit too close for comfort IMO.
Alden posts on 8/29/2005 3:09:29 PM I've just read a scene in which it seems that Tessa has just lost her baby, but is nursing a dying black woman's baby. The poisoning question I've not encountered yet.

Robyn posts on 7/28/2005 8:19:55 AM Did Tessa have a Black baby in the Constant Gardener? Did the baby get poisoned?
ed boitano posts on 7/27/2005 8:24:46 PM Hello, friends - I'm doing a Sean Connery trivia contest with my staff. Does anyone know whether Connery's character, Bartholomew 'Barley' Scott Blairereh, kills the Klaus Maria Brandauer character, Dante, in the film version? If you can help, I will be in your debt!!! - Ed
Pratul Pathak posts on 7/1/2005 11:25:59 AM If someone thinks there is a lot of flashback in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy", then try reading "The Honourable Schoolboy", and you will know how much flashback there is in his novels.
fadlil posts on 7/1/2005 11:09:51 AM i want to know about your book summary of a small town in germany, please!!!
tomd posts on 6/9/2005 7:25:32 PM This is a childrens fortune telling rhyme used when counting petals, buttons etc. as an answer to "Who will I marry ?" Tinker, tailor Soldier, Sailor, Richman, poorman, Beggerman, Thief
crh posts on 6/1/2005 4:19:28 PM anyone know where I can get an outline of the plot of smiley's people? i just watched the wonderful dvd of the tv series, and i'm having trouble connecting some of the dots. thanx.
hun posts on 5/24/2005 10:39:38 AM In ˇ§A Murder of Qualityˇ¨, the vet says to Smiley: 'I'll pay that cheque in, shall I, and credit you with the amount?' 'Of course,' said Smiley. 'That will do very well,' and he made his way to the bus stop pondering on the strange byways of the military mind. Why is that strange? I donˇ¦t understand...
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