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The Bald Eagle
Kevin MacDonald talking about The Eagle to Francine Stock on today's Film Programme(4:45):

"There wasn't a place in the story where it felt like you could justifiably have a female character."




COTTIA!!
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( There's only one thing I want to say to you, Mr MacDonald )

Other than: DID YOU READ THE ORIGINAL BOOK?

Argh.

I'll have a starling shall be taught to speak
Nothing but 'Cottia,' and give it him.

And well brought up under number 4 of this creeb.

Yes indeed. And she's far from being the only casualty in the cause of making things more B&W, I understand.

But that's--gah--argh! The stupid needs to stop today, I'm going for a drink.

It's nothing like the original from what I hear. Marcus even meets Esca in Italy, gawd 'elp us....

Considering how MacDonald managed to mutilate the message from "not all imperialisms are good, and the cultures enslaved may actually be worthwhile" to "empires may be evil, but the cultures enslaved are much more evil because they like to kill little kids slowly and painfully," this surprises me not at all.

But it does lessen my already minimal respect for him.

It's been ages since I read, but... When I read your post, I thought, "I'm sure there's a female character in it!"

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