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John Adams on HBO

Anyone catch this miniseries on HBO? It is inspiring to say the least.

mike

I don’t have HBO but I am looking forward to when it makes it to DVD or the History Channel.

I’ll check it out when it gets to DVD. They shot most of it in Richmond, and I had friends who worked on it from the beginning. They were kind of disappointed in the result, but I can’t wait to see how some of the scenes turned out. The boston tea party, for example, they built the boat and part of boston harbor on the side of a hill out in either Powhatan or Goochland county, but the crates and barrels that they smash open are all computer generated.

I didn’t want to watch it, but I was flipping through earlier today and saw where they were tar and feathering some guy. Now I’m going to try to catch the whole episode.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
I don’t have HBO but I am looking forward to when it makes it to DVD or the History Channel.[/quote]

Me too.

The series looks really good, and I think Paul Giamatti was a great fit for Adams. I can’t wait to see this series.

Yeah, I got HBO just for one month to watch it. They do a great job all around in the casting. There are a few historical inaccuracies but they are slight and it is an exceptional series thus far. The John/Abigail relationship is pretty much spot on as well. That was certainly one of history’s great pairings.

mike