historical fictionListed below are all the posts we have tagged with the term "historical fiction"
I first encountered the steely gaze and weary scowl of Sean Bean when he played the roguish, dashing Richard Sharpe — the protagonist of a series of nearly two dozen novels by Bernard Cornwell, a giant of British historical fiction, that became a terrifically entertaining run of TV shows in the ‘90s. A rakish ne’er-do-well [...]
'The Flowers of War,' With Christian Bale, Gets US Distro, an Oscar-Qualifying Run and Early 2012 Release
The Chinese release of Zhang Yimou's WWII film The Flowers of War is imminent in China, where the film will open on December 16. But its fate has been undecided in the States. Now Wrekin Hill Entertainment, in association with Row 1 Productions, will release the movie in a limited late December Academy qualifying run, [...]
The Borgias debuts tonight on Showtime at 9 p.m. Eastern with a two-hour premiere. It will air at 10 p.m. Eastern in the weeks to come. The Borgias isn’t a great series, nor is it necessarily even a good one all that often. but it has moments of greatness in it, and it gains in [...]
I love historical fiction, particularly those based on Helen of Troy and Anne Boleyn, two thoroughly fascinating figures. Can anyone recommend books? About Anne Boleyn, I've already read: The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, Mademoiselle Boleyn, Doomed Queen Anne. About Helen of Troy, I've just read Helen of Troy by Margaret George (highly recommended). [...]
Just when we were getting more pumped than ever to see Katie Holmes playing Jackie O. in the History Channel's the Kennedys, network suits have gone and pulled the pillbox-hat plug on the much-anticipated miniseries. PHOTOS: Speaking of stylish women, get glammig and shamming in our Fashion Police gallery "While the film is produced and [...]
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Clearly, Randall Wallace has a thing for horses: Our spies tell us that Wallace, the writer-director of Disney's Secretariat, is now trying to mount an indie espionage drama about the lusty Russian czarina — and alleged equine zoophile — Catherine the great called Love and Honor. Set two years before [...]