Jun 262012
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// TV
- Lilith, the Vampire Bible, and the Sanguinista Movement
- I enjoyed the movie, even though I feel it was too short. Only a few scares for those who want to see more, but the movie is a gorgeous, action-packed ride. My only complaint, and this is one I feel is a common problem with books translated to film, is that it is barely an adaptation of the novel. A truer adaptation would have been long and slow, so I understand why Seth Grahame-Smith trimmed and primped as he did. Let me put it this way: the novel was like reading a biography of Abe with vampires added, but the movie was like watching a period vampire flick with Abe added. Just know that going in and I think you'll enjoy the movie. I especially enjoyed Mary Elizabeth Winstead (forever known by me as the hot girl from Scott Pilgrim) in her role as Mary Todd Lincoln -- she was great. Rufus Sewell makes a pretty good bad guy, too. Alan Tudyk didn't have nearly enough screen time as Stephen Douglas.
- By the way, the "vampire hunter" at the end of the movie, who we only see from behind, is writer Seth Grahame-Smith himself.
- Michelle gives it an 8, Dan gives it a 7.
* We wrapped the show by playing "Fallen Angel" by The Grey In Between, with thanks to Jamendo.
That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!
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