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'Temeraire' is a terrific meld of two genres that I particularly love - fantasy and historical epic.
Israel deserves special treatment from the United States, both for historical reasons and because there can be no regional peace without a secure Israel.
I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
I'd love to do historical pictures more, but I don't know if I can.
Now, whenever you read any historical document, you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.
Everything in New York seems to merit preserving. If it's not historical, it's personal. If it's not personal, it's cultural. But you can't. You can't save everything. You just have to pack it up in your brain and take it with you when you go.
My relationship with my grandmother has gone from strength to strength. As a shy, younger man it could be harder to talk about weighty matters. It was: 'This is my grandmother who is the Queen, and these are serious historical subjects.'
I research the role, and if it's a literary character, I read the book, and if it's an historical figure, I research documents and biographies. If it's a fictional character, I work off the script.
Initial work is on period research where the historical markers are absolutely non-negotiable. Once that is established, a writer can take creative liberties in terms of chronology to suit the story.
I visit English country churchyards where historical figures are buried.
No historical analogies are exactly precise.
There are a lot of historical novelists who do the research about the clothes and maybe even the eating utensils, but they're basically taking modern people and putting them in old drag - it's sort of the 'Gone With the Wind' approach.
Historical truth and the marketing needs of the movie and television industry remain fundamentally incompatible.
Research can be a big clunker. It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light.
Even though the society that Marx foresaw is far from being an historical reality, Marxism has penetrated so deeply in history that we are all Marxists, one way or another, even unknowingly.
If you read any of my books, they tend to have a strong historical perspective.
I think I honestly invented my own genre, the historical spy novel.
Personally, speaking as a historian and a storyteller, when it comes to inaccuracy in historical fictioneering, I follow the Shakespeare principle: I'm willing to overlook gobs of mistaken detail if the poetic valence is basically correct.
It often disturbs me, when I see a film set in a historical time, that the people are too modern.
Max von Sydow
I am an Episcopalian who takes the faith of my fathers seriously, and I would, I think, be disheartened if my own young children were to turn away from the church when they grow up. I am also a critic of Christianity, if by critic one means an observer who brings historical and literary judgment to bear on the texts and traditions of the church.
My church has an historical emphasis on peace, but we can't enjoy peace without honoring the blood our soldiers shed for it.
James A. Forbes
There's the historical part of The Beach Boys' music; it's pretty incredible, pretty vast and pretty varied too.
The blurring of fact and fiction has great commercial potential, which is bound to be corrupting in historical terms.
Shakespeare set a lot of his dramas in a historical perspective or war perspective, or he would study what was going on at that time.
Marcia Gay Harden
Through historical accident, we've ended up with a global network that pretty much allows anybody to communicate with anyone else at any time.
I don't mean to burst anyone's bubble, but there is no scriptural or historical basis for December 25th actually being the day that Jesus was born.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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