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The Eagle (of the Ninth)

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The Eagle (of the Ninth)

Post by annis » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 2:01 am

Too cute! Someone has put together a Playmobil version of The Eagle trailer :) I want some Playmobil Roman soldiers for my birthday!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOD0fCDny-I

An initial review for the movie is pretty positive. It seems they have captured the significance of the landscape in the movie, which is good. The powerful presence of the natural world is a very strong element in Rosemary Sutcliff's stories.

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Post by chuck » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 5:03 am

I look forward to seeing "The Eagle"......Just wish they turn down the Special Effects and I don't like the look of the Picts....OTT Blue and they don't look human.....

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Post by annis » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 5:10 am

Maybe they raided Mel Gibson's special effects department and found some leftover pots of Braveheart Woad Blue :)

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Post by chuck » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 5:18 am

Along with bad looking Kilts.....

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Post by fljustice » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 5:06 pm

[quote=""annis""]I want some Playmobil Roman soldiers for my birthday!
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Me too! The trailer was fun, but I had the feeling English wasn't the writer's first language.
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Post by annis » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 6:19 pm

Posted by FLJustice
The trailer was fun, but I had the feeling English wasn't the writer's first language.
Lol! Yes, an enthusiastic attempt, but a bit off-skew here and there.

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Post by chuck » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 6:39 pm

Back to the 90's....In the near future MTV is going to reboot the "Beavis and Butthead" series Heh ..Heh....Target market is the new batch of High Schoolers...Snarkism will reign again...I wish they would have a rebooted "Geeks and Freaks".....

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Post by Rowan » Wed February 9th, 2011, 8:13 pm

Guess I'm going to have to read Sutcliff's book because there is a write up about the movie in the January (?) issue of BBC History Magazine and they also mention a statue of a Roman eagle which also figures into the story, which is a bit confusing.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed February 9th, 2011, 9:42 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]they also mention a statue of a Roman eagle which also figures into the story, which is a bit confusing.[/quote]

It's quite possibly this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld ... UnhnEJkAAw

Note the statement at the end of the description, which says that it is NOT a military standard.

Reading the book will give you a much better understanding of the film, IMHO. Plus you'll really enjoy it.

I see that Simon Scarrow is not the only one to misspell Sutcliff's name (a crime I myself have been guilty of). In the link above, which is on a BBC website, it's also misspelt! :o
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Post by Rowan » Wed February 9th, 2011, 9:59 pm

I will search for the book at the lieberry. :p

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