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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.
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.
Research can be a big clunker. It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light.
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
I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all. I'm not an art historian. I don't see that there's this period and that period.
In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries.
You always try to do your own thing. One of the things I wanted to do was to write a book that combines some of the best traits of contemporary fantasy with some of the traits of the historical novel.
George R. R. Martin
For me, the challenge of a period film is that, unlike a contemporary film where the character can be very free-form when it comes to the acting, there's a burden to acting in a period film because you have to stay within the character's historical background and the gestures of certain periods.
You can never deny the immense talent, rock credibility and iconic historical contribution that Van Halen made.
The story of Jesus is very fascinating. It still has such a tremendous power, even after 2,000 years! We don't really know if he existed as a historical figure.
'Memory.' 'Race.' 'Murder.' That's what they say about me. I am an elegiac poet. I have some historical questions, and I'm grappling with ways to make sense of history; why it still haunts us in our most intimate relationships with each other, but also in our political decisions.
Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
Historical experience shows that a crisis causes either a recovery or catastrophic consequences.
Entertainment history is now the main source of supposedly historical knowledge for more and more people, but 'histo-tainment' is superficial and lacks all context.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
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