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Saturday, November 24, 2012


If you've read the rave reviews, you can believe them! This is a magnificent film.  With a huge, superb cast Directed by Steven Spielberg, the acting is so good, it doesn't seem like acting.  Daniel Day-Lewis, as they say,  "inhabits" the role of LINCOLN beyond any wildest expectations!  (Oscar, Oscar, Oscar!) Tony Kushner's screen play provides marvelous, lifelike dialogue.  The movie focuses on the last few years of Lincoln's life, reveals his home life, especially his loving relationship with his youngest son, as well as the impossible achievements he accomplished, getting the 13th Amendment passed (abolition of slavery, and bringing an end to the Civil War . Tommy Lee Jones is wonderful as "Thaddeus Stevens" -staunch supporter of Lincoln.  Sally Field is "Mary Todd Lincoln," his wife, known to have been mentally unbalanced, and Miss Fields is great in the role. I loved seeing Hal Holbrook, just to mention one more of the many gifted players.  This is an epic not to be missed.  (The film lasts about 2 hours and 40 minutes, but you can't be bored!)

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