Before I launch into question C, just a couple of links. Apart from the WordPress blogs that are taking part in the challenge, you can read more fan responses over on Blogspot on White Rose Writings. On tumblr, Ilaria/Eugeal has answered question A with an awesome photo set of her Guy collection, Abiwim has also indicated that she is answering. And then there is Twitter, where I have also seen a few answers (just can’t find the tweets right now, sorry.)
C – Name a book that you think RA should star in a film in
Oh, there are as many books that I would like to see RA in a film adaptation in, as there are books full stop. To be quite honest, I tend to visualise almost all male protagonists – at least when they are described to be TDH – as RA. Silly, really. But ok, I would really only like to see him in a film adaptation of a books that I really liked and that is also worth filming.
However – I am completely blocked – I just can’t think of any book right off the top of my head now. Even though I came up with this question. I must have had something in mind, I just don’t know what it was. The books I have recently read are not really suitable – the Nic Costa series of thrillers by David Hewson. (Nic is Italian and a good bit younger than RA, so I don’t really think RA would be ideal…) I am currently reading a book by one of my favourite authors, though, who has only recently also been associated with RA due to a forthcoming audio book. I am talking of Ken Follett, hence and for want of a better idea, I am suggesting one of his old books which I greatly enjoyed. It’s called “The Eye of the Needle” and is set in 1940. The Needle is the name of a German spy who is active in Britain. He is a killer and an effective spy, uncovering the Allies’ plans for the invasion of France (D-Day). Before he is able to transmit the secrets to Berlin, he is chased through Britain – and there is a very surprising ending to the book. I am not suggesting that RA really looks convincingly German (mind you, what is a “typical German look”, anyway???) – but the character was really fascinating, and I would like to see RA in a period piece that has a lot of pace yet isn’t necessarily only action-driven.
Well, ok, or maybe I am just suggesting that, because the cover of the novel reminds me of the latest, gorgeous photo shoot. (Yes, I am posting the pics here again. Any excuse, ladies…)
Tenuous connections… Maybe I’ll have to update this post at a later time – once I remember which books I had in mind.
PS: The Eye of the Needle was actually made into a film in the early 1980s – and the protagonist looks nothing like I imagined him. Including the trailer here – mainly because it is hilarious how old-fashioned it seems…
What about you? Can you think of anything, any character from a much-loved book that you would like to see him take on?