People who are fans of Channing Tatum, star of The Eagle film of The Eagle of the Ninth best-selling historical fiction and young adult novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, are enjoying the trailer now available. It is, however, Channing Tatum, not the story that enthuses them thus far …. here are just a few of 44 comments and a lot of feedback …. but representative …
Peter Callela recalls Rosemary Sutcliff’s “wonderful, classic The Eagle of the Ninth” and notes that now the new film The Eagle will be released in the USA on February 11, 2011. (It will be mid-March in the UK: please let me know anyone who knows timing in other countries). He writes that “ever since word got out that this adaption was being produced, I’ve been excited about seeing how Sutcliff’s literary material gets translated to the screen, and now that the official trailer has been released, it looks like there is reason to be optimistic.Read More »
As posted here in the last couple of weeks, Rosemary Sutcliff talked about her life and work and chose eight records to take to the mythical BBC Radio desert island on October 1st, 1983. Interviewed by Roy Plomley, she said she chose her music just because she loved it. The full list of her choices is:
Record 1: Dvorak’s New World Symphony, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, by Istvan Kertesz.
Record 2: “Eternal father strong to save” – Hymn.
Record 3: L’Apres-midi d’une Faune by Debussy. Royal Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Beecham.
Record 4: “We’ll Gather Lilacs” sung by Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth.
Record 5: “The Flowers of the Forest” played by the pipes & drums of the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards.
Record 6: Excerpt from “Under Milk Wood”. Polly Garter’s song.
Record 7: “The Lark Ascending” by Vaughan Williams. The Boyd Kneale Orchestra. With Frederick Grinker.
Record 8: “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach. Choir of King’s college, Cambridge, conducted by David Willcocks.
One record: The Lark ascending
One Luxury: Roy Plomley refuses her her request to take her beloved dogs. She chooses flowers, delivered daily by bottle.
One book: “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling.