Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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First a blond Bond and now a blond Hannay!

I loved the book of The Thirty-nine Steps in my teens but never liked the Hitchcock film which to me took far too many liberties with the novel. I know that one has to make changes when adapting from book to screen, but many of them seemed pointless, such as making the 39 steps into the name of a clandestine organisation instead of them being physical steps as they are in the book and in other film or TV versions.

The Robert Powell version had a certain charm and took the story back to the correct time period, but for my money, Rupert Penry-Jones (ex-Spooks) is my favourite Richard Hannay of all, as seen in the latest BBC adaptation.

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