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Lincoln

Postby jim » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:07 am

This is a very interesting premise. There is a guy that is in charge of all these people and they are killing each other because of these other people that are darker than them.

This guy gets killed in the end, though, and some people are happy.

That being said, there is nothing new about this story, but I found the acting to be, well, Oscar-worthy and the directing superb and recommend it for anyone who is a fan of good cinema.

I would not say a fan of history, because there is nothing revealed here that was occult before. It is just fantastic movie-making and I have already watched it 6 times because I can't get enough.

The only thing missing was Paul Giamotti, playing some peripheral role.
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Re: Lincoln

Postby tonksrok » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:08 am

I cannot help but to want to watch that movie!!!!
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Re: Lincoln

Postby Janey » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:05 am

We just saw this, too. Daniel Day-Lewis was brilliant. Even had the posture down, and the voice, from descriptions I have read.

As a film, I thought it was awkwardly structured. But I absolutely LOVED the backroom politics of the Thirteenth Amendment's passage (the permanent and final legal end to slavery in this country). Many people were appalled--you mean, slavery wasn't ended simply because it was wrong? Nope. It was wrong, but to kill it, Lincoln and his party had to bribe, threaten, lie, and wheedle all over Capitol Hill. It had to be done, and right then. Do Americans think we simply had a change of heart after 250 years? No, it was blood, blood, blood and political expediency to cement the gains of war.

I think Lincoln would have agreed with our latest Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch): "I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for a moment that I am one of them."

Screw "Father Abraham." Give me Mr. Lincoln, the wiliest political animal in the filthy political jungle. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lincoln

Postby tonksrok » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:54 am

Watched it this past weekend, great movie. Amazing how politics is still pretty much the same after 170 years.
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