Pillars of the Earth DVD Competition


Another quick post tonight – tomorrow you will hear about my London exploits, if you haven’t already spotted them on other blogs, but for today there is a competition to win one of two DVDs of Pillars of the Earth, originally a novel by Ken Follett. It’s got Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, and Rufus Sewell in it. I haven’t actually been watching the series, since my television watching seems to be taken up by Emmerdale and Neighbours, but I know some of you are definitely interested. You can watch a trailer here – and, if you’re in Region 2 area (Europe, I assume?) feel free to enter the draw for a copy – courtesy of Momentum Worldwide.

To enter, just write in the comments which book you’d most like to see adapted…

22 thoughts on “Pillars of the Earth DVD Competition

  • November 15, 2010 at 1:35 am
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    A really cinematic "Summer Book" by Tove Jansson. Or "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" (Jackson). Or a proper version of Susan Cooper's "Dark is Rising".

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  • November 15, 2010 at 2:59 am
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    Would love to see a film version of "Romancing Miss. Bronte" by Juliet Gael.

    It was not clear to me whether overseas readers other than from Europe were being restricted. If so, please do not count me in!

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  • November 15, 2010 at 7:42 am
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    Here lies Arthur by Philip Reeve – a very realistic view of Arthurian myth that won the Carnegie Award, but not just a children's book.

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  • November 15, 2010 at 8:24 am
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    Shelf of One's Own – ooo, two of my definite choices there! I'd especially love to see a film of the Shirley Jackson – only they'd probably make it far too scary for me.

    Mystica – I said just Europe because I don't think the DVD would work elsewhere, but perhaps you can play Region 2 DVDs?

    Annabel – in the hat you go!

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  • November 15, 2010 at 9:21 am
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    Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, surely that could make for a stunning film! Rats, it already has been by Vladimir Bortko.

    OK try again – Colette's Ripening Seed though again I think this has been the influence for a French film made in the 1950's. Well anyway it's surely time for a re-make!

    Final choice, and I think I'm on safer ground here, Murukami's Norwegian Wood, such a wonderful book. Arrgh! they have just made it, to be released in December 2010. Final choice will thus be Kafka on the Shore.

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  • November 15, 2010 at 9:55 am
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    Post Lord of the Rings, I think the technology now exists to make a wonderful film adaptation of "Gormenghast". Or lese "Bel Ami" by Guy de Maupassant, or Zola's The Ladies' Paradise"……

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  • November 15, 2010 at 10:56 am
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    Dear Ctussaud, there is the 6 hour long BBC "mini series" of Gormenghast which I felt was a fairly good shot at an adaption. DVD released 2001.

    The Zola has been made into at least two films already (1930 and 1943).

    Bel Ami has just been filmed (again) and is due for release in December 2010 by Protagonist Pictures.

    I think it's proving quite hard (see my attempt) to come up with a classic that hasn't already been filmed!

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  • November 15, 2010 at 11:19 am
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    Oh please do enter me – I would love to win the DVD! :o) I would like to see an adaptation of Sarah Waters' A Little Stranger. I was quite disappointed by the book, but the comments to my review of the book made me think that there was more to the book than I gave it credit more. Maybe a good adptation would make me apprecaite the book more.

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  • November 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
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    Please please enter me in the draw! I would really like to see "Vile Bodies" by Evelyn Waugh or "The Crimson Petal and the White" adapted to the silver screen!

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  • November 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
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    Well I've been waiting forever for the Hobbit to be adapted…..one day when Peter Jackson gets his way

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  • November 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm
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    The Book of Lost Things would make a brilliant film, or Neil Gaimans Neverwhere or American Gods (I think they did a TV adaptation of Neverwhere?)

    Please pop my name in the hat

    Ta very much

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  • November 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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    Don't put my name in the hat – they won't work over here, but I'm with Jessica, I'd like to see Peter Jackson do the Hobbit. I thought I read that it was in the works, but I don't keep up with film stuff.

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  • November 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm
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    They said that Titanic and Lord of the Rings couldn't be done – but they have been, so maybe they'll have a go at Sebastian Faulk's Birdsong (they'll managed it on stage).
    Hope you've survived your long working day Si.

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  • November 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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    I'd like to see "Diary of a Provincial Lady".

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  • November 16, 2010 at 3:23 am
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    I'm live in the wrong corner of the earth to enter but just wanted to pop in and say thank you for the 'heads up' re: DVD.

    I didn't know it existed and will be tracking it down now.

    Felicity x

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  • November 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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    Anything by Matthew Reilly. I love a good action film, maybe Seven Ancient Wonders

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  • November 17, 2010 at 1:57 am
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    I wonder whether it could be played here in melbourne? Anyone knows???

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  • November 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm
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    Hi Simon – hope your cold goes soon. Re the film: How about The Poisonwood Bible? Could draw people's attention to the Congo which is still in a mess I hear. They'd have to make sure there was some humour in it, which in the book is often provided by the thoughts of the sullen teenager who just wants to live a 'normal' American life.

    Am reading 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' which apart from having a great title could also be a good film (though I don't know how it ends yet).

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  • November 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm
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    I admit to being a tart for a costume drama, so I would go for The Shuttle, or Making of a Marchioness.

    I am in Canada, but have an all region player, so please include me in the draw.

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  • November 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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    I was going to say I really wanted On Chesil Beach to be filmed but it turns out they already are! Can I have my name in the hat anyway!? I would also like to see The Night Watch by Sarah Waters adapted… lge.

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  • November 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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    I would love to see the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters adapted for tv. And Sarah Waters' The Night Watch. It would be wonderful.

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