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    Lincoln

    Thoughts? Saw it last night. Guessing that Daniel Day-Lewis might have the Oscar wrapped up.

    Was surprised at the narrow subject matter, not at all what I expected, but strong film.

    James Spader was awesome. Personally, could have done with less Sally Fields and would have liked to see someone else cast in the role of Mary Todd, but she actually does almost look the part.



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    Re: Lincoln

    This one looks very interesting to me and I want to see. Lot of talent in the film and Steven Spielburg is....Steven Spielburg.

    Lincoln is such a huge figure in American History. Really a bit surprised there haven't been more films on him.


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    Re: Lincoln

    I saw it with my mom who's a history junkie and she loved it despite it's only being semi-historically accurate. I thought it was really good as well. Daniel Day Lewis played lincoln perfectly.



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    Re: Lincoln

    I loved it, even if it's a bit soft on the history details. one of the first scenes they have a flag with at least 48 stars on it.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I saw it with my mom who's a history junkie and she loved it despite it's only being semi-historically accurate. I thought it was really good as well. Daniel Day Lewis played lincoln perfectly.
    I hate when they embellish historical films for contemporary sensibilities. The unvarnished truth is usually way more interesting.



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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I hate when they embellish historical films for contemporary sensibilities. The unvarnished truth is usually way more interesting.
    No kidding; with such a monumental figure like Lincoln, it's not like historical sources are sparse. Why does Spielberg feel the need to rewrite history? Oliver Stone and Scorsese do the same dang thing. Cut the crap.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post

    Too soon.



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    Re: Lincoln

    No spoilers please. I don't want the ending ruined for me


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    Re: Lincoln

    Day-Lewis taking the role tells me this is probably pretty good. He doesn't usually take crap roles.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    No spoilers please. I don't want the ending ruined for me
    too late, he turns into a vampire-slayer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    No spoilers please. I don't want the ending ruined for me
    Dude, Spielberg rewrote history. Lincoln turns around on Booth and merks that *****.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    too late, he turns into a vampire.
    Fixed for greater accuracy.


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    Re: Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I heard Lincoln was shot on location.



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