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  ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre | David Copperfield | A Dickens Timeline
Professionally, he was an enormously prolific writer, producing 20 novels, and innumerable plays, short stories and essays.
A preface to the Dickens Timeline, this brief biography gives an overview of the writer's life.
Use the Slidebar to adjust the time period displayed in the timeline.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/archive/programs/davidcopperfield/timeline.html   (177 words)

  
 Timeline Michael Crichton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Timeline is a damp squib from Crichton's nuke factory.
Timeline is a science fiction novel by Michael Crichton that was published in November 1999.
Timeline is based on the Michael Crichton novel of...
crichtonmichael.meoumichael.com /timelinemichaelcrichton   (825 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Timeline: Books: Michael Crichton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The novel, in fact, may improve as a movie; its complex action, as the scientists are swept into the intrigue of the Hundred Years War, can be confusing on the page (though a supplied map, one of several graphics, helps), and most of its characters wear hats (or armor) of pure white or fl.
Initially, TIMELINE is a fun read; a fast-paced, well-researched novel that seems to continue the Crichton tradition of blending scientific content with a rousing action-adventure story.
Timeline is fast, extremely fascinating mixing the best of both worlds in science fiction (time travel) and history (medieval period France).
www.amazon.com /Timeline-Michael-Crichton/dp/0345417623   (2741 words)

  
 DVD Review: Timeline
Michael Crichton's novel Timeline was full of the texture and flavor of the medieval world -- at least as I imagine it.
All in all, Timeline was a fairly disappointing production and lacks pretty much everything that made the novel fun and interesting to read.
Some of the material is actually fairly interesting, from Richard Donner trying to instruct his actors how to run properly in a scene, to the intricate setup of explosives for one key sequence, to a look at the costuming and art direction for the film.
www.dvddude.net /a_to_z/reviews/timeline.php   (1146 words)

  
 IDS: 'Timeline' offers new take on time travel (Arts, 10/08/2003)
This time the heroes of his novel "Timeline" are faced with sword-wielding ancestors of medieval times in the search to rescue one of their own.
The novel begins with a family discovering a dying man on the side of the road in the desert.
While the beginning of the novel is very heavy on science, once the rescue team is in the 14th century, "Timeline" turns into a swashbuckling old-fashioned adventure full of intrigue, romance and some really cool battle scenes.
www.idsnews.com /news/print.php?id=18770   (484 words)

  
 Masterpiece Theatre | Anna Karenina | A Tolstoy Timeline
He is also regarded as the earliest proponent of nonviolent protest and the origin of much of that doctrine's ethical strength.
His personal life was as tumultuous as one of his novels; he fathered 13 children with his wife, Sonya Behrs; their life together evolved from bliss to disaster.
A preface to the Tolstoy Timeline, this brief biography gives an overview of the influences and themes in Tolstoy's life.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/anna/timeline.html   (218 words)

  
 CNN - Review: 'Timeline' - November 17, 1999
"Timeline" starts off with the classic Twilight Zone mystery of a couple driving through an Arizona desert and almost running down a man who appears out of nowhere.
This is an adventure novel with treacheries and alliances which may not be what they seem.
The villains -- both medieval and modern -- spit out their dialogue like the fire from a dragon, and the heroes are quick to rescue a damsel in distress.
www.cnn.com /books/reviews/9911/17/timeline/index.html   (362 words)

  
 Paperback Writer: Novel IV: Pitch
When you write a novel for publication, you're creating a product (not you, the novel.) To successfully sell that product, you need a major book publisher to manufacture and distribute your book.
Phone notes are shorthand for the key elements of a novel that I want to relay to my editor or agent, so they can get the gist of the novel in under a minute.
If you can't spontaneously write three chapters of any novel you want to pitch, go back to step #1 and do it over until you're able to sit down and write the chapters.
pbackwriter.blogspot.com /2005/03/novel-iv-pitch.html   (909 words)

  
 Game Over Online Magazine - Timeline
Based on Michael Crichton's novel, Timeline opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century in a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology.
Instead, Timeline relies on joust matches, boat rides, and puzzles to provide the thrills, sequences that are often dull and simple to complete.
Graphically, Timeline reminded me a lot of Thief, not necessarily the most spectacular visuals, but they did a commendable job bringing the architecture of that era to life.
www.game-over.net /reviews.php?id=492&page=reviews   (1165 words)

  
 Timeline (2003)
Audrey Niffenegger's poetic novel The Time Traveler's Wife is apparently next up for the Hollywood treatment and last year saw the low-budget extremely independent release of Feedback but nothing quite compares to this holiday season's Timeline, an adaptation of the novel by Michael Crichton.
Unlike the film, the novel Timeline tried to be a researched challenge to our usual perceptions of the Middle Ages mixed in with the science fiction fascination of moving in time (other than simply letting it pass).
All stories go through some changes in the process of adapting a novel to script, but the changes made this time (changing some of the women characters to men, adding a French student, making Chris Johnston the son of the lead archeologist) seem mechanical and calculated, giving the film a cold and remote feeling.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/Timeline/Timeline.html   (763 words)

  
 Adapting Crichton
Even worse, as far as an adapter is concerned, the air disaster investigator at the heart of the book, once to be played by Weaver, all too often finds herself in passive situations, at the mercy of weather and wind, of planes and pilots.
There are several of these red herrings in the novel, and they must be deemphasized by the adapter or the viewer will be confused.
One of the best parts of the novel is when the characters unearth a document that is 600 years old, but written in Johnston's handwriting, pleading for help.
www.cinemonkey.com /reviews/holmtimeline/holmtimeline.html   (1729 words)

  
 a million monkeys typing » Timeline
After watching the film Timeline a few nights ago, I had to stop and wonder why it was such an extraordinarily bland movie.
While I was quite bored with a lot of the “running around in dark passageways” type of action in the Timeline novel, I did quite enjoy the pseudo-lessons in quantum physics and medieval history, and they provided the framework to make the rest of the book, well… tolerable.
Indeed, Timeline is but one in a long line of bestsellers for Crichton, many of which bear more than a passing plot ressemblance to each other.
www.douglasjohnston.net /weblog/archives/2004/08/01/timeline   (741 words)

  
 Robotech Novel Guide
The novels are all written by Jack McKinney, a persona of two actual writers.
The novels remain the only source of information on the Sentinels and what happens after the last episode of Robotech.
However, the novel timeline and the series timelines are completely different.
www.angelfire.com /anime3/sdfmegaroad/novels.htm   (386 words)

  
 "Timeline" / review and/or viewer comments - Christian Spotlight on the Movies
The good news is that in the novel version of Timeline, time-travel does not occur and an authority figure (an ITC expert) flatly states that time-travel is impossible.
The novel Timeline uses simple illustrations of the multiverse: in some universes, Hitler lost the war; and in others, he won.
Timeline reminds us of the futile speculations of those who do not believe in a God who creates and cares about human history.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2003/timeline.html   (2632 words)

  
 Paperback Writer: Timelining   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The novel won't begin with that event, or the others that occurred over the subsequent seven centuries, and there will be no flashbacks.
If you think of a novel as simply a series of events, fortunate, unfortunate or otherwise, you can map out a basic structure that will help you create your scenes.
Timelines allow you to move through the novel plan without a lot of unnecessary information or the cast of characters cluttering your view.
pbackwriter.blogspot.com /2006/03/timelining.html   (1648 words)

  
 365 Films A Year! » Blog Archive » Film #134 - Timeline (2003)
I only decided to watch Timeline because I had recently finished listening to the book on tape and was interested in how they would adapt it.
One of the things that I liked about Timeline the novel, was that it followed very few of the standard clich├ęs for this type of story.
Chris (Paul Welker), the least experienced of the archaeologists in the novel, is turned into the Professor’s son, who hasn’t followed in his father’s footsteps due to issues with his parents’ divorce.
www.thelogbook.com /365films/2006/05/21/film-134-timeline-2003   (522 words)

  
 Andy's Anachronisms -- Timeline by Michael Crichton
In Crichton's latest novel the pseudo-scientific premise is a combination of time travel and alternate universes.
One such example is a subplot in which a doctor and local cop suspect something suspicious is happening at the ITC headquarters after an employee is discovered dead in the desert.
Crichton's character development in timeline is so weak that little is known of the characters beyond their names and skills that they bring with them to the project.
www.timetravelreviews.com /books/crichton_timeline.html   (649 words)

  
 20th-Century American Bestsellers
In this novel, Crichton seems to have his work cut out for him; in the midst of making frequent trips to the MET* and joggling history books on feudal France, Crichton also manages to discuss developing quantum technologies in an interesting and entertaining way, better than any college chemistry or physics book.
In Timeline, as in his other novels, characters are often introduced and described briefly, leaving more room for Crichton to describe the inner workings of scientific phenomena, from fl-holes to deadly viruses, rather than focusing on the "less interesting" psychological workings of the characters themselves.
However, Oprah is not the person that sees her novels as models of reflection, Crichton, particularly in his latest novel, Timeline, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, in which one can really see in later part of the novel.
www3.isrl.uiuc.edu /~unsworth/courses/bestsellers/search.cgi?title=Timeline   (5541 words)

  
 Michael Crichton, Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It's very rarely that a book attempts to combine both elements of science fiction and medievalism, and one would be predisposed to think the idea somewhat foolish.
However, Michael Crichton has done just that in his latest novel, Timeline, and his results are none too shabby.
Timeline manages to be a story for just about everyone.
www.rambles.net /crichton_timeline.html   (548 words)

  
 Movie-List - Reviews - Timeline
For the better part of three years, I have been eagerly anticipating the film version of the Michael Crichton novel, "Timeline".
It was smart, slick and clever novel that was in every sense of the word, Crichton.
There are a lot of things wrong with "Timeline" and that's just the beginning.
www.movie-list.com /reviews.php?id=timeline   (400 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
*Timeline can be offered in inverse order, before the newer events and later the old ones.
Timeline (novel), a 1999 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton
Timeline (musician), a member of a electro sound music group, Underground Resistance
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=timeline   (82 words)

  
 Timeline By Michael Crichton Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Timeline is based on Michael Crichton's novel of the same...
Timeline Summary: Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the...
Timeline is one of my favorite books, so when I...
crichtonmichael.meoumichael.com /timelinebymichaelcrichtonsummary   (879 words)

  
 Dark Horizons - My Phat Lady
Sci-Fi Wire reports that screenwriter Jeff Maguire ("In the Line of Fire") is nearing a deal to adapt the latest Michael Crichton novel "Timeline" onto the big screen.
The yet-to-be released novel "Timeline" from author Michael Crichton is now going under the hammer in a special deal which he and his Artist Management Group (AMG) reps are hoping someone will bite at.
This page has no intention to infringe on the rights of Paramount Pictures, who are the intellectual property holders of 'Timeline', and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
www.darkhorizons.com /2003/timeline/time-n.htm   (1952 words)

  
 The medieval nonsense of Timeline. - By Bryan Curtis - Slate Magazine
This bit of high concept is brought to you by Michael Crichton, whose novel the movie is based on.
Crichton is often accused by his critics of shoving a film treatment between hard covers and calling it a novel.
The Timeline novel seemed to hold promise, with Crichton's blend of pseudoscience and swift sketching of character.
www.slate.com /id/2091595   (924 words)

  
 Timeline Review
Timeline Computer Entertainment & Eidos got together to create a fabulously tedious game that can be completed in a single hour, with as much difficulty as when you turn your computer on or off.
The scenario represents an adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel Timeline.
I guess this whole Timeline project would have been a lot more interesting if the developers paid more attention to the general purpose of this kind of game.
www.actiontrip.com /reviews/timeline.phtml   (832 words)

  
 Cinema Confidential Contest: Enter the "Timeline" Sweepstakes!
Now consider that “Timeline” joins a prestigious list of films inspired by Michael Crichton bestsellers, including “Jurassic Park,” “Disclosure” and “The Andromeda Strain,” and cast heartthrob Paul Walker of “The Fast and Furious” in the lead along with Frances O’Connor of “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,” and this thrilling action-adventure becomes edge-of-your-seat entertainment at its heart-stopping best.
Directed by Richard Donner, “Timeline” is produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Jim Van Wyck and Richard Donner.
ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR The Cinema Confidential "Timeline" Sweepstakes ("the Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia thirteen (13) years of age or older.
www.cinecon.com /timeline   (1640 words)

  
 Michael Crichton Global Warming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Michael Crichtons new novel State of Fear is about a self-important NGO hyping the science of the global warming to further the ends of evil...
Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, "State of Fear," suggests that global warming is an unproven theory and an overstated threat.
Michael Crichton has a knack for novels that are of the moment, but never has his...
crichtonmichael.meoumichael.com /michaelcrichtonglobalwarming   (791 words)

  
 Timeline - from CDAccess.com
Based on Michael Crichton's latest best-selling novel, Timeline opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century.
Combining a science of the future with the complex realities of the medieval past, Timeline carries us into a realm of unexpected suspense and danger, overturning our most basic ideas of what is possible.
Michael Crichton's best-selling novel is brought to life with vivid realism, thrilling exploration, and unexpected suspense found in his most dramatic adventure story since Jurassic Park.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/timeline.htm   (338 words)

  
 Review: Timeline
It was at this point that I decided I was glad that the weapons in Timeline were all nonviolent--the arrows and swords you wield only stun or shock your enemies into submission--because for some strange reason I had a sudden urge to prod the Timeline creative team in their buttocks.
Such an instance would be when the inhabitants of the town of all speak in their native French tongue and the only way to understand them is when your partner translates their conversations.
Obviously, the Timeline creative team considered it too much of a stretch to believe that the average gamer could still imagine that the game was set in the Middle Ages of France if the citizens spoke English.
www.justadventure.com /reviews/Timeline/Timeline.shtm   (1227 words)

  
 Montreal Mirror - Film : Timeline
But you expect at least a certain level of competence from the man, which is why Timeline, his latest, is so disheartening in its incompetence and made-for-TV looks.
Adapted from a Michael Crichton novel, Timeline tells the muddy and confusing story of an archeologist, played by Billy Connolly, who goes back in time to 14th-century France, the era he's studying, via a magical machine invented by David Thewlis.
Maybe the most depressing thing about Timeline is its production values; the man who gave us the magnificent destruction of Krypton has made a movie that would be comfortably at home on TV at 8 p.m.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/2003/112703/film3.html   (360 words)

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