Sharpe's Eagle

Sharpe's Eagle

DVD - 1995
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When the incompetent Sir Henry Simmerson (Cochrane) loses most of his men and his regimental flag during battle, Sharpe (Bean), spurred by the memory of a friend who was recently killed sets out for revenge. He is determined to capture the French mascot, a carved golden eagle which is carried into combat. Sharpe is also looking to a settle a personal score with two arrogant officers who have angered him at their mistreatment of the elegant widow Josefina (Katia Caballero).
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada : BFS Video, 1995.
ISBN: 9780773315808
0773315802
Branch Call Number: 791.457 S532 v.2
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number: 791.457 S532 v.2

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Jun 27, 2011

As a fan of Cornwell’s Sharpe, this is my first go at checking out one of the video adaptions of one of his books. There are the obvious statements such as M
My version of Wellesley was shorter and stouter than the TV version. The TV version’s chin is much stronger than was the version that played in my mind. My cast was much greater, my countryside more commanding.
But let’s not go there. The film is much brighter, the men better drawn in the video version than in the book. In just a few scenes the video told me volumes about the weaponry the soldiers used and how the guns were serviced.
The video is both instructive and entertaining.
Definitely worth viewing.

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