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6th Oct '16 4:22:17 AM JamesAustin
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-->'' His historical novel about Agincourt was quite good considered as a modern historical novel; that is, considered as the adventures of a modern public schoolboy at a fancy dress ball. ''
--->--'''Creator/GKChesterton''', ''Literature/TheReturnOfDonQuixote''

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-->'' His ->''"His historical novel about Agincourt was quite good considered as a modern historical novel; that is, considered as the adventures of a modern public schoolboy at a fancy dress ball. ''
--->--'''Creator/GKChesterton''', ''Literature/TheReturnOfDonQuixote''
ball."''
-->-- '''Creator/GKChesterton''', ''The Return of Don Quixote''
25th Jun '16 9:34:14 AM Goldfritha
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->''"The finest effort to reanimate the past is of course only approximative -- \\
is always more or less an infusion of the modern spirit into the ancient form --"''
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''Literature/SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''

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->''"The finest effort to reanimate the past is of course only approximative -- \\
is always more or less an infusion of the
-->'' His historical novel about Agincourt was quite good considered as a modern spirit into historical novel; that is, considered as the ancient form --"''
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''Literature/SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''
adventures of a modern public schoolboy at a fancy dress ball. ''
--->--'''Creator/GKChesterton''', ''Literature/TheReturnOfDonQuixote''
7th May '16 6:41:35 PM eroock
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->''"The finest effort to reanimate the past is of course only approximative -- is always more or less an infusion of the modern spirit into the ancient form --"''

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->''"The finest effort to reanimate the past is of course only approximative -- \\
is always more or less an infusion of the modern spirit into the ancient form --"''
24th Apr '16 9:32:35 PM 10-13-2
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You know those things. Takes place in the past. Invites lavish production values like [[SceneryPorn art direction]] and [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]] -- and usually cinematography while you're at it. It's kind of hard to define what defines "period" films ''per se'' -- something that took place a decade ago could count, technically, but period pieces set in the very recent past are rare unless it's to poke fun at the era in question. Big budget period pieces are often dramas, frequently big epic ones, and take place at least thirty years ago.

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You know those things. Takes place in the past. Invites lavish production values like [[SceneryPorn art direction]] and [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]] -- and usually cinematography while you're at it. It's kind of hard to define what defines "period" films ''per se'' -- something that took place a decade ago could count, technically, but period pieces set in the very recent past are rare unless it's to poke fun at the era in question. Big budget period pieces are often dramas, frequently big epic ones, and take place at least thirty years ago.
ago - because any period of time greater than 25 years tends to shade into "when your parents were kids", which would obviously be pretty unrecognizable to you.
13th May '15 4:05:39 PM Adept
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-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''

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-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''
''Literature/SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''
10th May '15 7:08:29 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''

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-->--'''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', -->-- '''Creator/GeorgeEliot''', ''SillyNovelsByLadyNovelists''
19th Mar '15 8:20:36 PM sonicsuns3
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Very often OscarBait. Sometimes it's based on literature that was contemporary when published, but feels like a purposesful attempt that recapture that era for new audiences. (Adaptations of the Brontë sisters, Creator/JaneAusten, or Creator/CharlesDickens are especially common.) Useful if the period predates a TropeBreaker.

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Very often OscarBait. Sometimes it's based on literature that was contemporary when published, but feels like a purposesful purposeful attempt that to recapture that era for new audiences. (Adaptations of the Brontë sisters, Creator/JaneAusten, or Creator/CharlesDickens are especially common.) Useful if the period predates a TropeBreaker.
4th Jan '15 8:16:29 AM TheUnsquished
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TheBBC makes a lot of these, and Creator/{{PBS}} imports them wholesale. The BBC have sometimes even been accused of "falling back" on costume dramas when they've got into trouble for something or when the licence renewal is coming up and they need to show they can do some "proper" drama. That said, they're very ''good'' at making them: they usually garner a lot of praise, and the end result is packaged into box sets for sale during PBS pledge drives. As a side effect of their decades of PeriodPiece production, TheBBC has accumulated a vast stockpile of costumes and expertise, which is occasionally raided by sister shows such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' when they decide to do a historical episode.

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TheBBC Creator/TheBBC makes a lot of these, and Creator/{{PBS}} imports them wholesale. The BBC have sometimes even been accused of "falling back" on costume dramas when they've got into trouble for something or when the licence renewal is coming up and they need to show they can do some "proper" drama. That said, they're very ''good'' at making them: they usually garner a lot of praise, and the end result is packaged into box sets for sale during PBS pledge drives. As a side effect of their decades of PeriodPiece production, TheBBC Creator/TheBBC has accumulated a vast stockpile of costumes and expertise, which is occasionally raided by sister shows such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' when they decide to do a historical episode.
11th Mar '14 1:30:24 PM RichardX1
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] a piece about ''having'' a [[AllPeriodsArePMS period]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] a piece about ''having'' a [[AllPeriodsArePMS period]]. Or a [[GrammarNazi period]].
18th Jan '14 6:32:53 AM Furienna
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Very often OscarBait. Sometimes it's based on literature that was contemporary when published, but feels like a purposesful attempt that recapture that era for new audiences. (Adaptations of Creator/EmilyBronte, Creator/JaneAusten, or Creator/CharlesDickens are especially common.) Useful if the period predates a TropeBreaker.

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Very often OscarBait. Sometimes it's based on literature that was contemporary when published, but feels like a purposesful attempt that recapture that era for new audiences. (Adaptations of Creator/EmilyBronte, the Brontë sisters, Creator/JaneAusten, or Creator/CharlesDickens are especially common.) Useful if the period predates a TropeBreaker.
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