February 13, 2011

The Eagle

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I’m going with a friend of mine to see The Eagle, a new movie based upon Rosemary Sutcliff’s book The Eagle of the Ninth. The movie gets mixed reviews. The review site Rotten Tomatoes gives The Eagle 34%.

We’ll see how it is. None of the reviews are really good, and some of the reviews are really bad. I’m seeing it with a friend so we’ll both either like it or hate it.

What are the odds that they will get a period saddle correct? (The saddles should be a four-horned saddle of the type reconstructed by Peter Connolly.) Or maybe the riders will have the Spanish / baroque saddles seen in so many other swords and sandals films.

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