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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1

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HBO: John Adams


I know it's old but what did you guys that saw it think? Those who didn't should probably watch. I'm new to all this and just started watching the series and it's pretty good so far. What's your favorite show like that? Band of brothers and the Pacific I still need to see
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #2

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There's a thread dedicated to the HBO John Adams movie, I left my comments there.
But, I will repeat that I felt Stephen Dillane did a spot on job as Thomas Jefferson.
Overall it was very, very well done. I've shown some of it in my Government class.
I didn't watch Band of Brothers or The Pacific so I cannot comment on them.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #3

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I didn't watch Band of Brothers or The Pacific so I cannot comment on them.
I watched both. I thought "Band Of Brothers " was excellent, loved it. [As an Australian] I thought "The Pacific" was dreadful, hated it.

PS Have watched the full series of "John Adams" twice,and think it's very good indeed. I have the impression that a real effort was made at objectivity. However, I have no idea how accurate my impression might be, as I am no expert on American history.

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PS Have watched the full series of "John Adams" twice,and think it's very good indeed. I have the impression that a real effort was made at objectivity. However, I have no idea how accurate my impression might be, as I am no expert on American history.
The director had few issues with the timeline, Adams' kids ages, a few
wardrobe, flag bloopers, but that is understandable
as he had to cram in a lot of events within a set frame.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #5

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It is one of the best 18th century/early 19th century dramatisations in existence. And it is in my personal top 10 of best historical dramatisations ever.

It is of the rare breed of historical movies that doesn't assume the viewer is an ignorant moron that has to have everything not readily recognisable spoonfed to them and thinks it has to avoid too much talking in favour of action or romance scenes. Instead it takes its time to actually dwell on the issues that were important to the characters and the time and follow them through. Plus its full of little historical details in the scenery, costumes and manners that makes it worth seeing again and again. Not to forget that it is excellently casted.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #6

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Anyone know here to stream it?
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Anyone know here to stream it?
I"m sure you can catch it on Hulu or enough enough of it on Youtube.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #8

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found a website today called 1channel that had a working link fwiw
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I had difficulty getting through the first part, but I've been meaning to rewatch it.

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It's very good, his time in Paris my favourite bit
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