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(Yahoo)   Fourscore and twenty minutes ago, the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming film about Abraham Lincoln was released by the people, for the people, and shall not perish from these tubes   (movies.yahoo.com) divider line 57
    More: Interesting, Daniel Day Lewis, human beings, Steven Spielberg, Abraham Lincoln, 2012 and beyond in film, Tad Lincoln, Gregory Peck, Doris Kearns Goodwin  
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2012-09-14 07:55:33 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I don't doubt DDL's ability to play Lincoln- I mean, he could probably play a convincing Mae West if he wanted to, he's just that good- but I worry about the Spielberg factor. How many shots will we see of Lincoln furrowing his brow grimly while standing in a darkened room at the White House? I propose a drinking game based on it.


Who needs a game to drink? Wusses.

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2012-09-14 08:06:57 PM  

trashbox: FirstNationalBastard: jmcqueen: SPOILER ALERT! He dies in the end.

Asshole.

I'm about to watch Titanic... you want to spoil that too?!?

/I hope the ship docks safely in America.

I heard that was based on a true story! Never looked into it to really find out.


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2012-09-14 09:12:10 PM  

Marisyana: DamnYankees: A big concern of mine is the line in the trailer that "no one's ever been loved so much by the people". That's really not true. Lincoln was incredibly divisive in his time period. If this ends up being a movie about how Lincoln was a rah-rah hero and everyone loved him, it might be a problem. That's not who he was. To me, Lincoln is most summed up by this quote of his:

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.

I'm reading the book this is based on on a plane tomorrow, which concerns the staff Lincoln surrounded himself with, including political rivals. Looking forward to book and movie.


Excellent book. Really illuminated what a unique personality Lincoln was within the context of the most divisive period of our nation's history. I'd love to have a beer with Lincoln. Don't understand the SS hate. Schindler's List is very moving and while SPR may be somewhat fictional, the story, cinematography and acting show what a powerful art film making can be. Also, ET and CEotTK.
 
2012-09-14 09:31:27 PM  

DamnYankees: Not to mention, there's about a 0% the movie touches on Lincoln's sexuality. Not that it needs to, but it's just a topic which has not ever gained any traction with mainstream students of history.


Because there's no evidence. And even if there were, it had absolutely no impact or influence upon his actions/conduct. Although Washington will always be, emotionally, my #1 pres, Lincoln, in reality, considering the politics of the era is without equal amongst the presidents. (imho)
 
2012-09-15 12:01:40 AM  

Zombie DJ: jlawn001: Can't decide if this looks good, or cheesy.
I can't get passed seeing all of those familiar faces (e.g. Tommy Lee Jones) pop up out of no where. It looks like a well done middle school play, which has me in camp cheesy.

Farkers, what say you?

I say you should try to make up your own mind and not worry about what others think.


Okay.
So, you getting breakfast, or lunch?
 
2012-09-17 12:02:10 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: jlawn001: Can't decide if this looks good, or cheesy.
I can't get passed seeing all of those familiar faces (e.g. Tommy Lee Jones) pop up out of no where. It looks like a well done middle school play, which has me in camp cheesy.

Farkers, what say you?

The music does seem kind of maudlin and the particular cuts appear schmaltzy, but I'm holding out faith that it'll be like Glory and not Amistad.


Let's second guess Spielberg. Are you kidding me?
 
2012-09-17 10:44:57 AM  

tomerson: Mawson of the Antarctic: jlawn001: Can't decide if this looks good, or cheesy.
I can't get passed seeing all of those familiar faces (e.g. Tommy Lee Jones) pop up out of no where. It looks like a well done middle school play, which has me in camp cheesy.

Farkers, what say you?

The music does seem kind of maudlin and the particular cuts appear schmaltzy, but I'm holding out faith that it'll be like Glory and not Amistad.

Let's second guess Spielberg. Are you kidding me?


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