18 thoughts on “Coming to a Theater near You …

  1. James F. Epperson March 20, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    On the contrary, I know that I do NOT want to see this!

  2. Mr. Baker March 20, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    Have you read the book? I am definitely going to see this.

  3. wgdavis March 20, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    Not even remotely interested.

  4. Donald R. Shaffer March 20, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I can already imagine the problems this will create in my classes. It will make the mischief caused THE PATRIOT and GODS AND GENERALS seem tame by comparison.

  5. Corey Meyer March 20, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    Am I correct in thinking that the Washington Monument should not be complete in Lincoln’s time?

    • Andy Hall March 20, 2012 / 8:49 pm

      It’s clearly a modern shot, with modern high-rise buildings. I suspect it’s a clumsy edit in the trailers.

      I want to see it.

      • Robert Baker March 21, 2012 / 6:41 am

        I don’t think it is an editing issue Andy. If you read the book, the book ends in the modern sense at MLK’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. All I can say is read the book. It is an excellent work of fiction. The author uses so much history though that it is almost believable. I hope the movie measures up at least 75%.

      • Corey Meyer March 21, 2012 / 7:24 am

        My guess is that it is a modern day shot leading us to a current finding of Lincoln’s Vap. Hunting past…hence the modern shot of DC.

        • Robert Baker March 21, 2012 / 9:12 am

          Nope. It’s really too good I don’t want to give plot details away.

  6. Neil Hamilton March 20, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Read the book and enjoyed it as it was presented, a work of fiction. I’ll wait for it to come to cable to watch it.

  7. Carl Schenker March 21, 2012 / 5:55 am

    Apropos of “Glorifying War” topic, trailer soundtrack at 0:32 mark: “History remembers the battle but forgets the blood.” CRS

    • Carl Schenker March 21, 2012 / 7:12 am

      I should have added that the dictum from the trailer seems wrong — what history seems to do, for the most part, is to remember the battles at which the most blood was shed. Certainly we recall more bloody and famous battles than marches (one obvious exception being the March to the Sea). CRS

  8. martin March 21, 2012 / 5:56 am

    Vampires in the Civil War is not an uncommon subject. The HBO series “True Blood” features Bill Compton, a Confederate soldier who was turned into a vampire during the war. Entertaining show, excellent production values.

  9. Robert Welch March 21, 2012 / 8:04 am

    I have a hard time reading fiction for some reason, and I generally abhor historical fiction, but this was an extremely fun and addicting read. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, but only as an escapist lark, with the historical imagination turned off.

    And Corey, the book isn’t entirely set in the nineteenth century. I have a feeling that scene is from near the end of the movie. Hopefully.

    • Robert Baker March 21, 2012 / 9:13 am

      You should read the author’s other works…._Pride and Prejudice and Zombies_

  10. Lyle Smith March 21, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    The trailers are well done. Haven’t read the book. Seems like an entertaining read. The great emancipator as a great American vampire killer… epic.

  11. Carl Schenker March 21, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    Via Google, I just learned that, before the war, West Pointers were reviled as “wasp waisted vampires.” (See item one on linked page.) That seems to be the background of this odd toast by General Hamilton honoring William Tecumseh Sherman as a “wasp waisted vampire.” (See item 3 on linked page.) I wonder if Lincoln the vampire hunter was aware that most of his leading generals were vampires. CRS


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