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April 3, 2008

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”.

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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???

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Schdypat permalink
    April 6, 2008 9:28 am

    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.

  2. April 17, 2008 1:42 pm

    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.


    Sniff – she loves you more than me I guess.

  3. wendalicious permalink
    April 17, 2008 8:28 pm

    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!

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