Swords and sandals: A bid for box-office glory is an article in The Independent about forthcoming historical films, including The Eagle of the Ninth. ‘Swords and Sandals’ as a label for a genre of films which I have only recently come across. Perhaps it was only recently coined? It is the name of a popular series of computer games. More about the film and the book on which it is based here on this blog. And the obituary about Rosemary from The Independent here.