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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Wed July 28th, 2010, 4:17 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:I thought that, too. She's very Linda Blair-ish. However, when it comes to casting, who knows what they think? The choice for Jane Seymour in The Tudors was bizarre, too: she looked like Cinderella Barbie!

Speaking of which, I actually miss The Tudors and Rhys-Meyers' scowl. It was my Sunday night gown fest!
And TruBlood this season is just too bloody - no pun intended - to the point of ugh.


Linda Blair-- that's it!! I knew I had seen her "face"before. I miss JRM too-guess I'll have to content myself with the DVDs at least until The Borgias starts.

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Postby Brenna » Thu July 29th, 2010, 6:43 pm

"EC2" wrote:Trust me C.W. you don't want to. I thought it was okay-ish the first time around. Then I read it for a group read 10 years later and :eek: :eek: I expect I'd have a similar response if I tried to read Kathleen Woodiwiss now when I couldn't keep away from her novels in my late teens.


Ok, something really random, but I'm named after Heather's mother Brenna from Kathleen Woodiwiss Flame and the Flower
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Mini series used in "enhanced" Pillars edition for iPad

Postby fljustice » Thu July 29th, 2010, 7:30 pm

I posted a new thread about "enhanced" books in the General Discussion topics, but thought I'd add a comment to this thread. An article in the New York Times today (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/books/29ebook.html?scp=1&sq=nixonland&st=cse) discusses the new iPad edition of Pillars of the Earth which is enhanced with video and music from the miniseries, interviews with Ken Follet, "behind the scenes" stuff on costumes and sets and much more. Almost makes me want to reread the book (on iPad!) :eek:
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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Sun August 1st, 2010, 12:34 am

Just watched the third episode, and the pace is picking up nicely.

It kinda follows the Tudors school of historcial accuracy, but, like The Tudors, it's a lot of fun. :D And it's always a pleasure to see Rufus wielding his hammer...
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Postby Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick » Sun August 1st, 2010, 4:18 pm

I'm enjoying it, too. And I agree with the Tudors school of history comparison. But, yes, The Tudors is fun!
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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Sun August 1st, 2010, 6:38 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Just watched the third episode, and the pace is picking up nicely.

It kinda follows the Tudors school of historcial accuracy, but, like The Tudors, it's a lot of fun. :D And it's always a pleasure to see Rufus wielding his hammer...


I completely agree!
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 10:38 am

File The Tudors under guilty pleasure I think!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:50 pm

Just read that Channel 4 will be showing POTE later this year.
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Postby Leo62 » Sat August 14th, 2010, 12:31 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Just read that Channel 4 will be showing POTE later this year.


Yay!

Though unfortunately it will mean ad-breaks. :mad:
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Berengaria
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Pillars series

Postby Berengaria » Sun August 15th, 2010, 7:38 pm

"Rowan" wrote:Not sure if anyone here knows about this or cares, because I know Starz isn't a very popular US cable network (like HBO and Showtime), but beginning this Friday, there is going to be an 8-part series on the Ken Follet novel.


Here in Canada, we are watching it on Movie Central. Parts of it are different from the book which is okay by me. Some of the scenes are very graphic: I'm glad it's realistic. The lady playing the Empress Matilda does not match the mature dark haired woman as described in the book. I always have difficulty with Rupert Sewell's voice, don't know why, and he is too slight for Tom the Builder. All in all, though, my husband and I are enjoying the series! :)
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