“Your integrity is like a sword, he would say: you shouldn’t wave it until you’re about to put it to the test.” – Ken Follett from World Without End
“It is the case of a guardian, investing the money of his ward in purchasing an important adjacent territory; and saying to him when of age, I did this for your own good.” – Thomas Jefferson
When Band of Brothers came out in 2001 it quickly became a success for HBO. The mini-series featured great acting and an inspiring story that followed the lives of Easy Company as they battled across Europe during World War II. In 2010 the same people got together and made The Pacific a mini-series about the other half of World War II.
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.
Band of Brothers is not exception to the quality of work I’ve come to expect from HBO. With Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg as executive producers this series of episodes is bound to stand the test of time.