historical nostalgia

Christopher Plummer as Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ~ Waterloo, 1970

GA:  You get a sense of what they’ve been doing with their time, and what their focus has been, and what they care about.
DD: So, when we pick up with them, six years of stuff has happened. I don’t know what it is, but, they’re together. You know, they’re– they’re sleeping in the same bed. So that’s a big difference from what we know them to be.

GA: There was… a lot of romance, and… longing, over time, that I think was, uh, heightened… to good effect… by the writers. The dynamic that sits between David and I when we’re working is, you know, is quite unique.
DD: We didn’t really work on it, we just kind of assumed that it would be there. And we actually do have a history at this point. We’ve known each other 15 years… and we’ve done so many hours of work together. More hours than probably anybody in the history of filmed entertainment! You have 201 hours of the tv show, and two hours of the previous movie, so we have at least – over two hundred hours of working together. We just trust that there’s just so much… history that… we allow that to exist and don’t push it and don’t play it.

IWTB interviews, Film24 special, 2008

ONE of my wishes is that those dark trees, 
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, 
Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom, 
But stretched away unto the edge of doom. 

I should not be withheld but that some day 
Into their vastness I should steal away, 
Fearless of ever finding open land, 
Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand. 

I do not see why I should e’er turn back, 
Or those should not set forth upon my track 
To overtake me, who should miss me here 
And long to know if still I held them dear. 

They would not find me changed from him they knew— 
Only more sure of all I thought was true. 

-Robert Frost