Thursday, March 14, 2019

AMY ADAMS TO VISIT 1950'S KONGO IN POISONWOOD BIBLE EPIC MINI TV SERIES! NETFLIX TO TURN ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE AND ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE INTO EPIC MINI SERIES

AMY ADAMS TO STAR IN
Amy Adams will produce the new mini series
POISON WOOD BIBLE TV SERIES
You've probably noticed that Amy Adams has been working much more lately on the small screens than on the big screens, and it seems that trend will continue as she has opened a new production company and will do a new series for HBO. It will be a TV series adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver's novel POISONWOOD BIBLE in which she will play Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959. What follows is a suspenseful epic of tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction in the interlocked fates of one family and a newly independent African nation. Amy recently worked with HBO on Sharp Objects mini series.

NETFLIX SERIES ADAPTATIONS
Netflix will adapt the WW2 bestseller
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Netflix will meanwhile, also do a book adaptation for their new mini series. Together with Shawn Levy they've got the adaptation rights on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE! The book which won almost all possible book awards and spent 130 consecutive weeks on New York Times list of bestsellers tells the story of Marie Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE
The adaptation will be done in Spanish language
Netflix is also turning Gabriel Garcia  Marquez' classic novel ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE into mini series! It will be a Spanish language adaptation of the book that has been sold in an estimated 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages. As Variety reports, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE is a sprawling story about the life, and death, of the mythical town of Macondo, told through the history of seven generations of the Buendía family over the course of a century. The novel, one of the seminal works of 20th century Latin American fiction, is a classic in the magical realism genre.

12 comments:

  1. I'm not in favor of missionary activity of any sort (Poisonwood Bible), although it might include humanitarian aspects. In fact, I'm against it since the rape and murder of belgian nuns in Congo by locals. It happened many years ago, and yet I still feel the shock caused by the news about the massacre.

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    1. Congo has suffered so much, remember the vile atrocities by Belgian king in the colonial era when he killed close to 20 million and also cut of the hands of millions. They still from time to time find new holes with thousands of hands in them... and yet nobody remembers him as a Hitler of his era...... because he is from the West of course...

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  2. I've expressed my totally negative opinion on colonialism both in my blog and in comments.
    However,to attack and murder a bunch of helpless, unarmed nuns - That has nothing to do with colonialism, but with animalism.

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    1. oh, sorry, I wasn't trying to excuse the rapes, my comment was not a comment on that, but on Congo's tragic history in general. Killings, rapings, atrocities seem to be a sad part of every day life there, sadly.

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  3. I have not read any of these books, but I sold a boat load of the Poisonwood Bible when it first came out. I have seen All The Light We Cannot See at the library and thought about picking it up a time or two, but always passed it over for something else. I should put them on my library hold shelf to check out for this summer's reading.

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    1. I'm liking all the graphics about Poisonwood Bible. Solitude is one of world's biggest classics ever, and Light has been a great hit even here, but it is not at my publishers.

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  4. Three stellar books -- hopefully the mini-series will do them all justice!

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    1. I do like the mini series format and I hate the limited series term that Amuricans use these days :)

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  5. The wife of an evangelical... missionary? Rrrrrreally?

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