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Mosi Mynn

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  1. Mosi Mynn

    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    I agree that casting Arthur would be the key to any adaptation. He has to be believable as a warrior, a leader, a diplomat, a legend, fierce, kind, charismatic and very flawed I don't agree that he's a Maguffin. One of the reasons I love this series so much is because Cornwell gives the legends (often taken over by Lancelot and others in later tellings ) back to Arthur, and shows why his name has lived on in myth all these centuries later.
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    Watership Down 2018

    Yeah - it's a shame about the animation, as the cast is epic and I'm really looking forward to it! Hopefully the animation won't get in the way.
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    Watership Down 2018

    Some early critics' response https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46506134
  4. Not least because Alfred is descended from Cerdic - and they share quite a few characteris tics.
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    Watership Down 2018

    A trailer For some reason I got quite emotional! Lots of new bits. But it does look awesome. And Woundwort looks frickin' terrifying! I think Watership Down is about to traumatise another generation ...
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    They are both utterly inflexible and never swerve from their goal - brilliant characters. In lesser stories the "love of the hero" might have swayed them. Aethelflaed is an awesome lady - her historical self is even more brilliant.
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    I don't blame Mildrith or Aelswith at all! I'm glad there are female characters like them who see right through Uhtred (who is an arrogant cad, frankly!) and have their own agency. Iseult could be considered fridged or disposable, poor thing
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    Nimue are the only ones I can immediately think of - although dismissing them both as crazy would be a bit simplistic.
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    Watership Down

    More than happy to do a re-read. :-) Would loveto meet a Hazel-rah!
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    I'm not sure Dian's death is really fridging. It's a horrible vicious heartbreaking tragedy - good storytelling, l'd say.
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    Derfel didn't have any lovers die, I think. What about the innumerable soldiers who die? You can only safely get attached to the main character and his Irish friend (and that doesn't ultimatelywork for one year of them either :-()
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    Are women and girls particularly singled out? My impression was that everyone had the potential to meet a brutal and untimely end!
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    Watership Down

    It started off as stories he told his daughters on car trips. I'm not sure how those tales evolved into the book we know and love. Edit: Hah - Astromech 's article completely answers this! So no, not written for children.
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    Watership Down

    I think it's for everyone. I first read it when I was ten (after being traumatised by the film) and loved it. I've read it regularly since then, and I'm still finding new themes and ways to appreciate it.
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    Watership Down

    The animation makes the film - so creepy and un-Disney!
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