Tag Archives: Making Films
Over on Facebook Group page for Courage, Paul W. Pyle aks:
I was wondering about the process you use in gathering historical facts when you start creating a great movie such as this. How you get the idea of the basic historical location and so on.
Over the years, we’ve collected quite a few primary sources for mid to late 18th century in New England. Since our goal is to root each episode in a specific month or season of the pre-Revolutionary period, we usually start by reading all of the issues of the two period newspapers we have multiple issues for — The New Hampshire Gazette and the Providence, Rhode Gazette and Country Journal. Continue Reading »
I talked to a guy in Michigan yesterday who was so excited about selling our movie, he wants to take it out and sell it to his church, his school, and even his neighborhood. He bought 30 copies of the DVD in our July deal, (a case of 30 for $99).
He did not, however, start out that passionate. “When I first looked at the DVD case,” he said, “I thought ‘bunch of guys running around in funny clothes and talking about history.’”
He went on: “I didn’t expect too much, but then I started watching and there were scenes that reached in and socked me right in the gut, that touched me. Continue Reading »