This adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's sprawling and perennially popular book, whose retelling of the Arthurian legends focused on the role of powerful females, compresses a wealth of mysticism, family intrigue, and bloody swordplay into three hours. … see full wiki
If I hadn't read Marion Zimmer Bradely's "Mists of Avalon" upon which this mini-series was based, I sincerely would have liked this 4 hour presentation. But having read and thoroughly enjoyed the novel, I can only say that there is no way that 4 hours could have every successfully relayed all the nuance of Ms Bradley's genius. If you have read the book, you will find the film lacking even though many of the actors do a fine job. Julianna Margulies portrays Morgaine adequately, while Joan Allen as … more
In 2001, TNT Originals, Inc. produced a high budget miniseries surrounding Marion Zimmer Bradley's memorable tome, THE MISTS OF AVALON, which re-envisioned the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the women of Camelot ... and a marvelous job they did.Filling with top notch acting by Angelica Huston, Julianna Marguilies, Joan Allen, and Samantha Mathis, MISTS carries with it a sense of action, adventure, and even dread as the Lady of the Lake (Huston) is determined to carry on the fate of … more
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