“John Wick, you’re not very good at retiring.” – Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King
“I was in the lounge, I heard you drowning, I finished my tea and scones and came immediately!” – Woody Allen as Sid Waterman
“But quite frankly your attitude appalls me. It’s not what you’re saying. It’s all this stuff you’re not saying. Insinnuendos.” – Ben Kingsley as Don Logan
Be careful what you wish for…
This series is a dark and gritty one. There is sex and violence just under the surface at all times. From the exploitation of the brothels to the violence in the streets the series doesn’t pull punches and no one is immune from the consequences.
When I read The Pillars of the Earth about 15 years ago I was hooked. I thought that it would be so great if someone could make a film from this amazing story by Ken Follett. The book had actually been published in 1989 and it was 21 years before anyone gave it a try. In 2010 the Starz Network released this mini-series starring big names like Ian McSchane, Donald Sutherland, and Rufus Sewell.