The Eagle of the Ninth film music by Atli Örvarsson

Icelandic music composer Atli Örvarsson will created the music for the film The Eagle based on Rosemary Sutcliff‘s The Eagle of the Ninth. He works with industry-leading composer Hans Zimmer and is ‘rapidly joining the ranks of Hollywood’s most dynamic young musical talents’. Given Rosemary Sutcliff’s love of Icelandic sagas, this choice seems highly appropriate. Read More »

Peat restored after The Eagle of the Ninth movie shoot

Film-makers Kevin Macdonald (director) and Duncan Kenworthy (producer) of Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth film are careful about restoring the peat in the Highlands of Scotland, as reported by  BBC News – good to hear, and entirely in character I am sure. However, shame on the BBC for using a photo of US star Donald Sutherland who, although in the film, was not on the Scottish part of the filming. They could have featured UK star Jamie Bell who was!Read More »

The Eagle of the Ninth movie star Channing Tatum burned penis | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

Based on an interview in Details magazine, this report of Channing Tatum’s penis being burned on the movie set of The Eagle of the Ninth while filming the Rosemary Sutcliff novel of that name is indeed for real! Maybe it lowers the tone here, but what was good enough for The Huffington Post is good enough for me! Read More »

Another film co-written by Rosemary Sutcliff | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

Now amazingly I have discovered another film that Rosemary Sutcliff helped write, in 1984, starring Sean Connery.Read More »

Rosemary Sutcliff Discovery of the Day: Eagle of the Ninth by ローズマリ・サトクリフ on front page of Japanese Amazon website

The world-famous Rosemary Sutcliff  historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth (being made into a film with Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell by director Kevin Macdonald and producer Duncan Kenworthy) in Japan is   第九軍団のワシ by ローズマリ サトクリフ (著), C.ウォルター ホッジス (イラスト), Rosemary Sutcliff (原著), 猪熊 葉子 (翻訳). Curiously today today the front of the Amazon website in Japan shows two US editions … and not the Japanese one.    Read More »