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December 13th, 2012

I find it interestingly coincidental, or not, that there are so many movies coming out these days that are set during Victorian times.

Lincoln, Django Unchained, Anna Karenina, recent past movies, Cowboys and Aliens, The Woman in Black, Sherlock Holmes, The Wolfman, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Prestige, Van Helsing, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sleepy Hollow, Wild Wild West and many more I'm forgetting.

And, I found this article as well. http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywood-horror-returning-victorian-era-193300919.html It doesn't really explain why this return to the Victorian era other than saying it's time to scrap everything and start over again, but I agree.

I think it's because the Victorian era was, or is perceived as being, a gentler, easier, more romantic time. Still full of simplicity, one-on-one honesty, trust and decency. Not complicated by too much over-thinking, both in technology and social strategies. A time when you could trust a person's word.

This is a rhetorical post, but I'd love to hear more suggestions of current Victorian movies as well as your take on why this apparent phenomena......

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