Re: RARA-AVIS: The Secret Agent

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 30 Jan 2008

--- In, William Ahearn <williamahearn@...> wrote:
> --- shadowkobun <shadowkobun@...> wrote:
> > Hi. Have any of you read,The Secret Agent by Joseph
> > Conrad?
> It's a very funny and very astute look at terrorists.
> Hitchcock totally changed it as the basis for his
> Sabotage film. The book is wonderful,

Excellent movie, though. Not long ago I saw a restored version of it
(on a French DVD), very fine. What the book has is the voice of Conrad, which you can't really use much in a movie. Hitchcock was wise in making it very different.



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