From: Jackson Tn
ORIGINAL: KG Erwin
Haven't seen the movie yet, but I look forward to watching it. Just out of curiousity, how many of the posters in this thread have actually seen it?
I have seen Lincoln twice. It is a captivating movie, with no "action" as we expect from modern cinema. Instead we have a study of just what Lincoln was thinking, why and how he resolved the obvious conflicts he faced with those decisions he made. It is a character study as much as anything else. But just because I say it lacks action is not to imply it is less than riveting. The audiences I was with watching this movie held their collective breaths(except during Lincolns stories)! Daniel Day Lewis delivers an absolute mind-blowing performance as Lincoln. The viewer has the sense of actually watching Lincoln on screen. There are a lot of laugh out loud moments from the stories Lincoln tells, especially the one about George Washington's picture being in a British water closet. Lincoln had to do a lot of back room deals, an outright bribery, in order to get enough Democrats to vote WITH the Republicans to pass the 13th amendment. This under the table dealing is rarely mentioned in history, and it shows Abraham Lincoln to be a master.
You must see the movie.
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman