Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth film The Eagle film excites Telegraph for 2011

Rosemary Sutcliff, or more accurately The Eagle film of The Eagle of the Ninth novel, is The Daily Telegraph’s 38th reason for being excited about 2011! It is my Number One!

Rosemary Sutcliff’s beloved novel The Eagle of the Ninth gets the big screen treatment in Touching the Void director Kevin Macdonald’s new film  … Channing Tatum stars as the Roman soldier searching for the standard lost by his father’s legion in the wilds of northern England.
Source: The Daily Telegraph.

More about the book The Eagle of the Ninth, its film The Eagle, and writer Rosemary Sutcliff

Film from Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth The Eagle at Glasgow Film Festival Gala Nightgow

The first public showing of The Eagle film, based upon Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth, is in Glasgow at the end of February (Sunday, Feb  27th). The organisers write:

Oscar-winning, Glasgow-born director Kevin Macdonald is one of the most successful filmmakers that Scotland has ever produced with an uncanny ability to make intelligent, mainstream movies that delight, entertain and enthrall. The Eagle is one of the most keenly awaited movies of 2011 and it gives us immense pleasure to host the UK premiere as the closing night gala of the Festival. …. Macdonald has long been a fan of Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth.  Read More »

Rosemary Sutcliff | ACVILA LEGIUNII A IX-A – carte şi film

Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth is spoken of in a Romanian blog :

E cam aiurea cum cărţile bune trec neobservate. O ştiu din proprie experienţă, căci au fost multe titluri pe care le-am descoperit la doi-trei ani de la apariţia lor… În orice caz, astăzi recomand celor pasionaţi de romane de aventuri şi istorie (Silvana, m-auzi?!) prima carte dintr-o serie scrisă de englezoaica Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) – ACVILA LEGIUNII A IX-A, sau, în engleză, THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH. Cartea a fost ecranizată pentru prima dată în 1956, la doi ani de la apariţie; apoi s-a făcut un serial de televiziune la BBC în 1977; acum, în 2011 (mai precis pe 18 februarie în România şi pe 11 în SUA) se va lansa o nouă ecranizare în cinematografe – THE EAGLE, ce ii are în rolurile principale pe Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland şi Mark Strong. La noi, cartea a apărut în româneşte la editura LITERA, în traducerea lui Alexandru Macovei, în ediţie hardcover, ce poate fi comandată de aici. Staţi pe-aproape, căci urmează un concurs cu ea.
Source: Shouki’s Books

Guardian UK newspaper name-checks The Eagle of the Ninth in Children’s Books podcast

Thank you to The Guardian newspaper for referring Christmas present buyers and Xmas readers to The Eagle of the Ninth in their recent children’s books podcast! (It’s well worth a listen here!).


Twitter on Rosemary Sutcliff | The Eagle of the Ninth hashtag | The Eagle film hashtag | #teotn

We link these posts with; sporadically at the moment because, while my posts do automatically , my son’s do not yet – for reasons we are fathoming out. But Twitter users amongst you do please  use your Twitter profiles to say something about The Eagle of the Ninth, or this blog, or to retweet a recent tweet at rsutcliff, using the ‘hashtag‘  #teotn .

In anticipation of The Eagle film release I am trying to get this established as a hashtag which people will use for the book and the film too – thus restoring in a small subversive way the link with the book! So far, as a search in Twitter will show, only I have used it! And it is certainly not trending; that is for you non-Twitter users, being used so widely at a particular moment that it figures in the top ten trending topics!

An entry on rsutcliff at Twitter

The film name was changed, I understand, because market research showed that some potential film-watchers were confused by the full title (What about the eagle of the first, was that an earlier film? What ninth? Is it a golf film?). It is unwise to confuse a would-be purchaser in any business … and distributors know their business … so I resigned myself long ago to the name change. But at least #teotn for Twitter?