It belongs to the ages
Steven Spielberg is a cinematic legend and his countless masterpieces have gripped audiences for over forty years. Whether it’s timeless children’s adventure films or visionary science fiction his productions have inspired countless filmmakers and conquered many genres. But the genre he is possibly most renowned for are historical epics. In the commemorative year of the emancipation proclamation Spielberg directs his biopic of President Abraham Lincoln.
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“History prefers legends to men”.
With 2013 being the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation, it is hardly surprising that there has been an influx of filmic depictions of the iconic President’s life. While other releases, such as Spielberg’s Oscar-tipped Lincoln, have been period drama biographicals, there was also an unconventional addition – Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s biography/fantasy mash-up novel which, as the title suggests, sees the cultural icon depicted as a vampire hunter.
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