‘Swords and sandals’ film The Eagle of the Ninth bids for box-office glory

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.

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

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