Pillars of the Earth

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Alex1939, Aug 16, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion Tip Jar Donor

    17,142
    6,622
    789
    #1
  2. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

    50,573
    17,191
    1,139
    I don't get Starz :(
    #2
  3. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    47,830
    6,721
    1,309
    What is the show about?
    #3
  4. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion Tip Jar Donor

    17,142
    6,622
    789
    12th century England during the period known as "The Anarchy" which was characterized by civil war and unsettled government.

    Basically a ship sinks off the coast carrying the heir to the king. The king dies. There is struggle to bring a new ruler to the land, and more struggle for whoever is in charge to keep the power.

    It's also centrally about building a giant cathedral that will take years to complete, and the procurement of funds and supplies.

    And of course sex, incest, adoption, rape, love, hangings, murder, war, etc.

    Ian McShane plays a corrupt Bishop.



    It's somewhat gritty, similar to Spartacus, in that the violence is portrayed fairly realistic (particularly in small settings, like 1 on 1 combat), yet the war combat scenes often have the "300" effect used in Spartacus.
    #4
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.