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What we do in life echoes in eternity, proclaims Maximus, goading on his men.
But as he battles for his life in the Circus, the tune echoing in our ears is unmistakeably one that has more recently accompanied a ratty Johnny Depp buckling his swash in the Caribbean.
It’s amazing how a bit of latter-day cheap soundtracking can change the nature of a classic epic, no?
Hans Zimmer, you have a lot to answer for.
This year, the Carnegie Medal for children’s literature turned 70. It’s unique in that books are listed each year not on the basis of publisher submissions or public purchasing, but because they’re nominated and judged by librarians.