For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
MacDonald, a Scotsman and long-time fan of the novel (The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff), does the source material proud with a visually exquisite and painstakingly detailed portrait of his homeland’s chaotic history.
Along the way, he also spins an engrossing tale of unlikely brotherhood and survival amidst a wilderness of foes, real and imagined. Not all of The Eagle’s 114 minutes work perfectly, but in an era of overproduced special effects it is refreshing to see a film where the locations actually exist, those armies are really there, and death isn’t just a clever transition to the next scene.
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That’s an excellent review! Says much of what I was trying to say, but more eloquently.