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Agincourt - the movie

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annis
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Agincourt - the movie

Post by annis » Thu May 26th, 2011, 2:24 am

Filming of a movie adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's novel Agincourt seems set to go ahead with Michael Mann confirmed as director. An approximate release date of 2013 has been floated.
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni10681460/

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Post by Amanda » Thu May 26th, 2011, 8:03 am

Good! Then I have lots of time to fit it into the reading schedule at some point! But first I would have to find it in the shelves and boxes!

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Wowwwww

Post by parthianbow » Thu May 26th, 2011, 8:46 am

Michael Mann (Heat) will make a good fist of that, I hope.

What a joy for Cornwell - he's sure to be pleased, as would any author ;)

What a joy for us too - I can't wait!

Thanks, Annis.
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Post by The Czar » Thu May 26th, 2011, 9:25 pm

That will be pretty cool. Agincourt seems like it would be one of the cooler historical battles to do on film.
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Post by BrianPK » Thu May 26th, 2011, 9:34 pm

I've read a lot of Cornwell's novels but not Agincourt.Is the story line strong enough to hold the attention of the movie going public? People quickly tire of battles in films no matter how well they are done. I saw Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) recently and was surprisingly underwhelmed by it. The only "battle" film I saw, over the years, which gripped me totally was the marvellous Gettysburg.I watched it again,almost immediately ,with my wife who also loved it.But that was the exception.

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Post by The Czar » Thu May 26th, 2011, 10:59 pm

Yeah, it has a good story. Actually, the battle of Agincourt itself is only a small part of the book. There is a love story in there as I recall, and a nasty villain. He does a good job of weaving a personal story in with the larger tapestry of the Hundred Years War.
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