Below is the current text of the page at this blog about the film The Eagle, which came out just about a year ago. I am wondering if any readers here have suggestions about how I might improve it now?
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Over there in Scaremento USA someone likes The Eagle film / dvd , and in particular its resolution of what they consider a “key mystery” of “western civilisation”, which is not, as some might think, the mystery of death of the ninth legion which so inspired Rosemary Sutcliff in her children’s and young adult historical […]
The Eagle film of Rosemary Sutcliff‘s The Eagle of the Ninth historical novel is still to be released in some countries later this year. (All dates, as always, provisional). Argentina: 29th September Australia: 21st July Brazil: 23rd September Chile: 10th November Colombia: 18th November Ecuador: 25th November Japan: Q1 2012 Panama: 25th November Peru: 17th […]
I have just come across this reproduction of a french film poster: note how the French sensibly called the film The Eagle of the Ninth (in French!). They knew something that the US marketers did not! Source: Facebook pages of Channing Tatum
I discover that as part of an archaeology project in Folkestone (UK) there will be in that town on 31st July, 2011, at the Quarterhouse Theatre a showing of ‘The Eagle’ … and talk – ‘The House on the Cliffs: Folkestone in the Roman novels of Rosemary Sutcliff author of The Eagle of the Ninth‘. There is a […]
For those of you who are Spanish, speak Spanish, or maybe are learning it … there was an official trailer for The Eagle film (La legión del águila) dubbed in Spanish. But as a kind commenter has alerted me, it has gone, I do not know why! But I have found it elsewhere! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sYW482WQsY]
Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel The Eagle of the Ninth has been loved by the young and the young-at-heart since its publication in 1954. More thoughtful and certainly more historically informed than the Boy’s Own-style adventure quests to which it has sometimes mistakenly been likened, it has all the ingredients of a terrific adventure thriller: an epic quest […]
I always enjoy Philip French’s film reviews in The Observer, making new links for me which are rooted in his deep knowledge of the cinema. So I particularly enjoyed today’s review of The Eagle which he finds “a most enjoyable film” (apart from a concluding moment whose “facile note” is but a “minor flaw”).
Interesting interview on Scottish television with Scot director Kevin MacDonald of The Eagle film based on Rosemary Sutcliff‘s historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth … here. More about the film The Eagle based on the book The Eagle of the Ninth on this blog