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"The Pillars of the Earth"
« on: May 06, 2010, 04:14:55 AM »
Hail my friends,

  There will be a new 8 part Medieval mini series premiering July 23rd on Starz called "The Pillars of the Earth". The previews look really good that I have seen. It is a medieval series set in 12th century England. The Pillars of the Earth is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Official site - http://www.the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv/


Starz site - http://www.starz.com/originals/ThePillarsOfTheEarth

Close on the heels of Spartacus - Blood and Sand, this looks to be a super period addition. I can't wait to see it.

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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 01:26:17 PM »
I've seen the commercials, and am looking forward to it!
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 07:29:30 PM »
If you asked Steve what his top 5 books were, this would definitely be in it.  He read it in no time, never took his eyes out of the book every waking minute.  When I asked him what it was about, all he would say is "Monks.  And a cathedral."  He insisted I read it when he was done, and I loved it, too. 

It will be wonderful to see the mini series.  The book was a fictional story based on Salisbury Cathedral which is less than 2 hours from his parents' home, so we've been there many times, and can relate to locations in the story.
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 09:21:01 PM »
Thanks, Renee. I've had the book for quite some time, but have been hesitant to read it. Not because it's so thick, but because historical fiction (which I very much enjoy) can be hit or miss; either very engaging or very dry. I've heard others rave about this book, so I'll start reading it, after I finish the latest installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Not nearly as deep as Pillars of the Earth (and a bit, um, racier), but engaging nonetheless.  :)
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 10:25:44 PM »
Well, it does look very well done. I guess I know where everyone here will be on that date. LOL...
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 11:09:46 PM »
So, did anyone else watch this?  I quite enjoyed it.

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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 11:33:28 PM »
I have someone recording each episode for me. I dont have a DVR sadly. I want to see it bad though.
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 03:42:43 PM »
Just watched the first two today and it was quite good
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 02:08:46 PM »
I enjoyed the book, and I think the series is good so far.
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 05:32:01 PM »
I still havent seen it. Waiting for some friends to get them all on DVD for me.
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 05:35:50 PM »
I will have to see it soon because I liked the book very much.
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010, 07:41:42 PM »
Watched the first episode a few hours ago and now am waiting VERY impaitiently for the kids to go to bed so that I may watch episode 2.  =)  I absolutely LOVE the book!  I read it for the first time 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter.  I find it amusing that the day she was born I was at the part where Agnes had the baby then died.  My husband and my doula didn't find that very amusing though...
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 09:54:32 PM »
Episode 2 was also excellent!  Now the hard part is waiting for the rest of the series to air!
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2010, 11:19:06 PM »
ARRGGHH!!!
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Re: "The Pillars of the Earth"
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 11:27:43 PM »
I have Direct TV, but do not have the extra movie channel packages.

I have the book, but will definitely wait to buy the series on DVD whennit comes out.
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