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Private Peaceful

Event Q&A

1. Because the film is an adaptation of the book, and you’ve said that it’s perhaps your most powerful book, how is it seeing this turned into a film?

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2. Now a question to all three of you - the film is based on historical facts and there’s an element of research you have to go through in order to write the novel and then be in the film, can you explain how you approached the research process in terms of acting and writing and how much of duty to history you’re aware of in the making of the film?

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3. The balance between the war front and the home front is very important to the film. Could you explain how you developed the balance between the two?

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4. For the two actors, can you explain what you knew of each others plot lines and how you were relating it to each other because one of you were at the front line and the other at the home front.

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5. What inspired you to write a story about World War I?

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