Bob and I have been watching the HBO series “John Adams”. It’s superb. Stars Paul Giammatti as John Adams – he’s amazing. It’s hard to believe this guy started his career playing a character called “Pig Vomit” in Howard Stern’s movie “Private Parts”.
Laura Linney is great as well – I love the fact that she doesn’t wear a stitch of makeup for the first 4 hours of the film – and then only because they had to make her look older. She’s just beautiful.
I also think the score to the series is fantastic, written by Joseph Vitarelli. It’s reminiscent of “Last of the Mohicans” – the theme is incredibly moving and inspiring. I find myself humming it all day long.
I know Joanne read the book that this series is based upon many years ago – is it worth reading? And can you loan it to me???
We are watching this series as well. It is great. Keith read the book and keeps filling in gaps. He tells me John and Abigail were a magnificent team. She was definitely a woman far ahead of her time.
We have the book. You may borrow.
I am riveted to this series too now that we have just recently subscribed to HBO. Excellent series. I also want to learn more about Abigail. Talk about a woman waaaay ahead of her time.
On another note, I’m a tad offended that my mother has posted a comment here and NONE on her daughter’s blog.
Plus, I WANT TO BORROW THAT BOOK DARNNIT!
Sniff – she loves you more than me I guess.
Don’t worry…your mother told me I’m to hand it over to you as soon as I’m done reading it. I’m on page 81 right now, and I plan to bring it with me next week on vacation – so, you should have it soon.
And, I’m sure your mother loves you just fine…you have given her grandchildren, after all!