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Subject: Cloudstreet Mini Series based on the book. Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:50 am
Cloudstreet shown on Sky Atlantic.
Covers the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, over a period of twenty years, in and around Perth during the 1940s and 1960s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again.
Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
The two families are contrasts to each other; the Lambs find meaning in industry and in God's grace; the Pickles, in luck. The Lambs' God is a maker of miracles; the Pickles' God is the ‘Shifty Shadow’ of fate.
Cloudstreet director, Matthew Saville says of his experience making the show, "I knew it would be, and would probably remain, the most extraordinary experience of my professional life. The fourteen months I spent working with Tim Winton [writer of the original novel], the producers, and the cast and crew not only met, but exceeded these expectations, tenfold."
I love it, Its gritty and dramatic as well as magical and Fishboys antics are purely magical. Most of all its and oddball of a series living houses, birds that shit money and a talking pig. Makes for good TV watching