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Old 11-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #1


Saw Lincoln last night and it was much much better than what I was expecting. Really good and worth going out of your way to watch. Somehow, I had in mind that the 13th amendment, because it came towards the end of the war, was sort of just an obvious thing to do, not this remarkable milestone. The passage of a constitutional amendment might not sound like the basis for a movie, but this is a really engaging, keep-your-interest movie.

Not surprisingly, even though he only has a complimentary role, James Spader is remarkable in his role. Has he ever not been extraordinary in a movie?

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Going to see it tomorrow. Been looking forward to seeing it. Glad you approve

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #3

There are so many good actors in minor roles in this movie, that together make it extraordinary. Sally Fields as Mary Todd Lincoln is appropriately frightening, but not one-dimensional. Jared Harris, in a very modest role, makes an extraordinary US Grant. Bruce McGill turns in a great performance as Sec. of War Stanton. In one of the final scenes, Jackie Earle Haley plays CSA V.P. Alexander Stephens in an arresting scene negotiating with Lincoln, when he realizes that slavery is done, that their treason has been for naught.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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We haven't seen a movie in a long long time, but Bob definitely has this one in mind. I wasn't so sure, but you make it sound like something I would really enjoy after all.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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and here I thought the thread was gonna be about welders.
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I'm gonna wait for the DVD. I tried to watch the Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer and I'm turned of on anything Lincoln-related now.

Tonight it's the new Bond Move. My son and I. Can't wait.
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I think I'll wait to see if the thing sounds like it's historically accurate of if they took a bunch of hollywood liberty with it.
I hate when they do movies about things of historic significance and don't stick to the facts or pick and choose what facts to use to make a good story.

If the historians give it a good review, I'll probably watch it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #8

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I'm gonna wait for the DVD. I tried to watch the Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer and I'm turned of on anything Lincoln-related now.

Tonight it's the new Bond Move. My son and I. Can't wait.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #9

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I think I'll wait to see if the thing sounds like it's historically accurate of if they took a bunch of hollywood liberty with it.
I hate when they do movies about things of historic significance and don't stick to the facts or pick and choose what facts to use to make a good story.

If the historians give it a good review, I'll probably watch it.
Its based on Doris Kearns Goodwins book (she's a well-known historian).

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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Spielberg did Schindlers list and that was a fairly accurate version of events, he did saving private Ryan and although not a true story I saw many things that I had read about in various books about people's experiences in WWII and Vietnam so it shows he did research into war events to keep it real so I am hopeful that this one proves to be pretty accurate, but it wont take long before historians have their say on how well he did on the movie.

I'll wait and see.
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