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November 19, 2012


Good to hear the recommendation. I just finished reading a couple of 19th century histories of Washington DC as a sort of prep.

Also feel a little obligated to view stuff Kushner had a hand in helping create. But not in a bad way -- I just like Tony's stuff.

Likewise loved the effort and the result on every cinematic level (and wasn't this John Williams's most restrained score evah?)

Curious if you think as I do that the coda featuring the assassination was unnecessary...seems to me the film could have ended powerfully with Abe heading out, late to the show...

I liked showing the assassination through Tad's eyes but I know where you're coming from Courtney.

Spielberg had me worried. The trailers had me more worried. And then this review has all but dissuaded me from viewing out of regard for my own sanity.


Sorry, Jeffrey that review was rubbish; total rubbish, in fact.

OK. Y'all have got me interested (and I was highly resistant. First seeing Lincoln film and remembering a promo for a film where Lincoln went around hunting vampires. Then seeing Spielberg and being dubious about him doing a historical novel - are the civil war cannons digitally remastered as walkie talkies ?). But I see the people that are commenting on it are people who are for historical accuracy.

I'm also going to have to do a little research. It hit me while reading on this film that the 13th Amendment went in under Lincoln. But with the Civil War and the immediate post-war sanctions against the South, how can they claim to have gotten the needed percentage of the votes to validate /enact / ratify the 13th ? It almost seems like the vote would have been only taken among the Northern states - talk about voter caging !

Of course, personally, I would hope that the changes in the oountry have removed the need to have the 13th. That a literal slavery would be untenable. But I have to note with the labor / management conflicts, fight over working conditions, livable wages, etc. that a virtual slavery is still a very likely occurance. (Not to mention various criminal enterprises which engage in conditions that are a very real slavery).

Well damn, I wondered how long it was going to take before TLJ went back to being the actor who stole The Fugitive from Harrison Ford. :)

@Maple: Film doesn't claim the states ratified the Amendment before Lincoln was murdered. It was just about the vote in the House..

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