Apr. 11th, 2009


Apr. 11th, 2009 10:07 am
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That's a combination of giddy excitement and overwhelming dread, at the news which Younger Daughter shared with me a few minutes ago: there's going to be a film version of Eagle of the Ninth! Here's the link she just emailed me, with a message saying "No mention of Rosemary Sutcliff, though. NICE, GUYS". Y.D. rocks.

Given the fact that there's no mention of a book at all*, much less the author, I'm thinking they'll mess this up bigtime. Also the ..."and his loyal Celtic slave" makes me MUCH less than confident that they'll get Sutcliff's subtle presentations of the personal relationships and cultural clashes and minglings. Not to mention 'a Roman military drama.' Still very useful from my detached, critical perspective... Nope. I'll cry.

If the next bit of news on the subject says Keira Knightly is signed up to play Cottia, I won't just cry, but will throw a major hissy fit, so they'd better take that into account!

*Y.D. has just pointed out to me that it's only a crappy article, so no need to be certain that the film will live down to it.


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