OK, now I’m straying from my established pattern of only storing my (Holmes/Watson) fiction over here… But I’m really excited, and have been for a few months (but it’s getting worse), because one of my all-time favourite books has been made into a film and is going to be released on March 3rd. Over here, that is, meaning somewhat earlier in the US.
It’s a Roman epic set in Britain and the film is just called “The Eagle”, but is based on a 1950s novel called “The Eagle of the Ninth” by Rosemary Sutcliff. The novel was originally intended for younger audiences, and I must have read it ten to fifteen times in my teen years, because it contained everything my romantic teenage girl’s heart desired: Lovable heroes, adventure, drama, an interesting historic background, a politically correct message, vivid descriptions of wild and romantic landscapes, and generally a beautiful narrative style. All in PG. :)
Oh yes, there’s a bit of romance too, but only on the side. The main relationship is one between two young men (which didn't bother me even back then ;) ), and judging from the trailer they’ve changed that significantly in the film. I’m reserving my judgment for later; I just hope they haven’t
f*cked it up messed too much with it. Please, no.