Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Pillars of the Earth (the mini-series)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I'm waiting for one of the biggest television events of the year, Pillars of the Earth, the eight-hour mini-series, based on the book by Ken Follett. This will probably be out in the spring in the United States and the rest of the world will soon follow. Can't wait! I remember being riveted by this book back when I read it in 1996.

The series cost an estimated US$40 million and was filmed in Hungary and Austria. It has an all-star cast including Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Mathew Macfadyen. For more information and pictures, check out the official website: http://www.the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv/

 (author Ken Follett on location for Pillars of the Earth)

9 comments:

  1. hi there It was a great book I also loved it when I read it years ago. I was disappointed in the sequel which came out last year or the year before. Can't even remember the name of it!! I thought it was poorly paced and a bit unbelievable with the wicked monk and all that. Very interesting era of course. Another book which is similar in terms of its evocation of that kind of era but in Ireland not England is Credo by Melvyn Bragg.. surprisingly good !!!

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  2. I have not read this series, but I have read other books by Follett. The Cast alone has me interested. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. @Jane - I actually disliked the sequel to this book, World Without End. Couldn't finish it!

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  4. I can't wait to see it. I loved Pillars but thought WWE was to repetitive.

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  5. Oh me too, that should be good.

    Here is my WOW pick:

    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-language-of-sand.html

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  6. That will prove to be interesting. Such a long book for an adaptation, but lots of drama. I read it many years ago. Thanks for telling about it!

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  7. Haven't read the book, but looks like I should! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  8. I never thought to use this meme as a waiting for book adpation, I think I like that. I hope that it is everything you want and hope it to be. Here's mine

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  9. I've never heard of this series. And that's a lot of money. I will defiantly check into this tv series!

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