A movie that follows the relationship between John and Abigail Adams through letters written to each other over several years. All letters were written by the students in the spirit of John and Abigail and are not actual letters.
Lest any modern straight (and sometimes bleached) teeth appear on camera, every last extra in the cheering crowd at George Washington's inauguration got their teeth painted with special fast-drying saliva-proof "gunk" paint. Working-class characters were given proportionately worse-looking smiles than the merchants and aristocrats. See more »
"Nabby" Adams died of breast cancer at age 48, yet in the series she is depicted as being barely out of her twenties when she dies. See more »
I will not voluntarily put on the chains of France while struggling to throw off those of Great Britain!
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The first two episodes of this mini series have captivated me like very few things have. It is interesting to see a detailed look at the foundation of this great nation come to life instead of merely being read on page.
The cast is stellar. Giamatti is a great actor and he brings John Adams to life. Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin is one of the highlights. The realism of the time frame is brought to life like few movies have done; accuracy in costumes, to architecture, and locational shots.
This is a truly moving piece, and a must watch for fans of history, and those with a appreciation of great cinema regardless.
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