“Secret Diary of the Vampire Hunter”

 

“President Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

“Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

“The Legend of the Vampire Hunter”

“Secret Diary of the Vampire Hunter”

Loved this article detailing all titles that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be released under.

What if I just want to see Secret Diary of the Vampire Hunter?

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Age Old Questions…. About Lincoln and Ninja Turtles.

 

 

Heather Havrilesky over at Vulture/New York Magazine has a new post up looking at the “age-old” question of:

 

“Why Ninja Turtles Are More Real to Us Than Abraham Lincoln” 

The post uses Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as a mini-case study for how audiences approach and engage fiction and reality in media today – definitely worth a read; and something more to consider as coverage & AL:VH fanaticism heats up.

Vampire Hunter — Origins of a “Legend”

Here  (excerpt below the image) is a little bit about the origins of Seth Grahame-Smith’s (pictured above)”Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

 

“It was the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday,” he said, “so every bookstore in the entire country had two displays. You’d see the Lincoln biography display and then you would have a ‘Twilight’ display. I looked at that and said somewhat cynically, ‘OK, if you could combine those two things you’d really be onto something.’ “

Grahame-Smith immersed himself in Lincoln biographies and became convinced that the seemingly absurd concept could be pegged to solid historical detail. “The more I read, the more I realized that Lincoln’s real life story is a superhero origins story, and that’s what got me excited,” Grahame-Smith said. “He had to overcome all this darkness, like the death of his mother, yet he pulled himself up by the bootstraps to save the country.”

Yet another piece of information that makes me feel slightly better about this whole ordeal. Bicentennial fever was pretty epic back then and the fact that he purports to have actually done some research gives it some legitimate historical ties makes me feel a little better too. We’ll see though – I’m going to begin reading it this weekend.

President By Day. Hunter By Night.

Hadn’t seen this poster yet, but it made me admit something to myself. My ambivalence is turning. My interest is piqued. I am kind of legitimately excited to see it now.

So what changed? Caleb Deschanel. Father of Emily and Zooey. Director of Photography on The Right Stuff, The Natural, The Patriot and the Passion of the Christ. Director of three damn fine episodes of Twin Peaks… and now cinematographer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I guess I figured, if this man is involved — it has to be at least somewhat decent? Right? Maybe?

Well in any event — I’m going to try and give this film a fair shake.. and in my quest to do so I will also brush up on my Timur Bekmambetov (director) films and may actually read the book.

Alright — really I’m just going to consider this a dry run for the treatment I intend to give Spielberg’s Lincoln. (I know… that doesn’t justify it.. does it?)