John Adams (2008)
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This epic miniseries from HBO takes viewers inside the incredible life of John Adams, the second president of the United States. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by David McCullough, the seven-part series follow Adams (Paul Giamatti, SIDEWAYS) during his leadership of America during some of its most turbulent times. It also captures his profound relationship with his wife Abigail (Laura Linney, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME), one of history's great love stories. From the Boston Massacre--where
Jun 10, 2008
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The epic sweep supports thoughtful reflection on the evolution of a fragile early republic...and the fragile ego of the man crucial to its existence. [Blu-ray]
The wisdom of John Adams' makers is not just to avoid powdered-wig iconography, but to actively tear down those limiting views of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.
It's the most nuanced biographical portrait of a historical figure I've ever seen on the screen.
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