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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun July 25th, 2010, 1:44 am

I haven't read the book but am really liking the series, granted I know a little of the history thanks to my addiction of books, anyhow I really like the story line so far. Still figuring out who the minor caracters are and the role they play as I only know a little about Maude, Stephen and Glouchester...and yes Rufus is easy on the eyes so I am enjoying his part and McFaden as well...though he'll alwats me Mr Darcy to me :}

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Sun July 25th, 2010, 6:40 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Ah, another Rufus fan. I could watch him read the newspaper.


I'd watch him reading the telephone directory :D

I've always thought he'd do a perfect Richard III:
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He was great as Charles II.

About Pillars.. it's fine so far. I read the book some years ago but I think they are following it quite true to the book.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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nona
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Postby nona » Sun July 25th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Charles II....I must have missed it, whats the title?

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emr
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Postby emr » Sun July 25th, 2010, 9:24 pm

"nona" wrote:Charles II....I must have missed it, whats the title?


Miniseries: Charles II: The Power & the Passion AKA The Last King
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Some pics from the dvd :)
I'd had sweared the last pic included a cell phone somewhere... :D
"So many books, so little time."

— Frank Zappa

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Mon July 26th, 2010, 3:58 am

I loved him in The Last King!

And it's uncanny how much he resembles the portrait of Richard III.
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THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Mon July 26th, 2010, 4:09 am

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Barnabas Collins, anyone?
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THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon July 26th, 2010, 10:33 am

I can look at Rufus Sewell for a while and think him beautiful, but slowly the eyes begin to take on too much prominence and I wind up thinking of an owl. So I think he's very gorgeous - but in small doses! LOL!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon July 26th, 2010, 11:01 am

RS looks nice in that first pic, however in the last pic, with the 4 actors, when I first looked at it, for one wild moment I thought they were all holding hands!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon July 26th, 2010, 5:15 pm

Watched the first episode - bit of a mixed bag.

Good points: the casting, esp. dear Rufus who was just right as Tom Builder.

Bad points: cack-handed attempts to dramatise the background stuff about Stephen & Matilda.

Hopefully it will settle down a bit once the story gets properly underway.
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Mon July 26th, 2010, 7:15 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Bad points: cack-handed attempts to dramatise the background stuff about Stephen & Matilda.


I literally read the book so long ago, I don't remember a thing, except that it was about the building of a cathedral. So, I feel as though I'm seeing the story for the first time. Was Matilda/Stephan conflict upfront and center in the novel, too? It did seem like they were trying to fit in a "royal" angle.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com


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