I'm in two minds about the use of historical people and spiritual concepts in fiction. On the one hand it seems disrespectful to tear precepts and practices from their cultural contexts to insert them at will into stories. Then, on the other hand, that's what writers do and have always done. I used the poetry of John … Continue reading Something weirder this way comes?
Historically speaking If you leave aside plots, the need to pack events into neatly paced blocks of action, continuity issues, language and location, most of the difficulties to do with depictions of historical events are related to how actors do not generally look like their characters. Take for example The Man Who Would Be Bond … Continue reading Shock of the real