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Thread: Broadsword calling Danny boy

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    Default Re: Broadsword calling Danny boy

    I suppose when you think of Burton's fellow actors in the film most of the performances are fairly wooden.

    It just goes to highlight what a fantastic job he did. Of course the story and location/atmosphere helped a lot.

    It's an Alistair MacLean novel of course, along with The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Bear Island, which all have some common themes (ie who is the traitor?), but this one is the best of the adaptations.

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    Default Re: Broadsword calling Danny boy

    In Maclean's novels there is often the theme of the hero either being not quite what he seems or knowing more than is apparent from the text.

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    Default Re: Broadsword calling Danny boy

    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    In Maclean's novels there is often the theme of the hero either being not quite what he seems or knowing more than is apparent from the text.
    Yes! Fear Is The Key is a great example of that!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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