Bringing History to the Public
Bringing History to the Public
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Carl Edward Orr said:   December 28, 2010 4:00 am PST
I write screenplays. I came here thinking I might find some insight into the Civil War. History is really an interface between present perceptions of the past through the medium of various media, and no matter how well a writer juggles his facts, the best history is written by those who lived it. Nonetheless I know that we can never go back in time, even though we can create the illusion it exists. I am more interested in being there than here, so I toy with ideas of how it may have felt to be there. My ancestors came here before we were independent of English domination. We fought against the King. Some of us came South and later fought against the Union. I am trying to find a way to see that particular time without cloying my heartfelt desire to create fiction. Reenactment and recreation interest me only as a jumping off point. I like what I see here but wish for a narrowing of the experience to include personality for the characters, for dialogue, and for more authentic music. Good Luck with your venture. I will be peeping in on you.

Ed Duvall said:   November 15, 2010 5:49 am PST
Really slick site. Congrats MR and Burt. I love the hovering possibilites! Is that Burt on the bike?

Jessamy Barnes said:   May 12, 2010 11:54 am PST
This is a spectacular website. Historyworks is an invaluable teaching resource...my students loved the Bicycle video and we've only just begun exploring. Kudos to all of you. Best, Jessamy Barnes, MCPS Alternative Program, Wood Middle School, Rockville, MD.

Al Gore said:   May 10, 2010 12:24 pm PST
Your new site makes me glad I invented the internet.

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