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Thread: Lincoln the Movie

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    We will wait for it to come out on DVD. Next week after all the kiddies around town go back to school, we are going to go see The Hobbitt.
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    The political maneuvers were outstanding. I want to know what happened to Honest Abe?

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    Heard it was good but appreciate your take on it also, Thank you.
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    Last year I had the opportunity to hear Doris Kearns Goodwin speak about her Lincoln book (which the movie was based on). Loved her, loved the book. That made me a little apprehensive that the movie wouldn't live up to my expectations. But it did! I'd urge anyone with an interest in history or politics to see the movie. What I found most interesting was that Lincoln made his rivals into his cabinet. Maybe Washington would be working better now if they'd try that.

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    I am reading the book....am looking forward to the movie....glad to hear that it is so good!!!
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    I agree. Lincoln is a great movie. It is interesting that political tricks and maneuvering have been going on for a long time.

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    In my 65 years I have been to 2 movies where the audience clapped after it ended. Lincoln was one of them. It was just a brilliant movie in every way and very thought provoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    the only thing... it's 2.5 hrs long!
    The time flew by - I didn't notice it was long at all. It was wonderful, and I'd see it again.

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    Hubby and I saw it and it was a great movie. Will be joining our movie collection!

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    We loved it too. I am with all those people who are talking Oscar for Daniel Day Lewis. It was moving.

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    My husband is a history buff and said the movie was true to history. Loved Abe and Mrs. Lincoln. Sally Fields was wonderful as his wife. What an actress! Interesting how it was the Democrats that did not want to abolish slavery. Very interesting how our politics keep changing. I give the movie an A+. I may see it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memereof8 View Post
    My husband is a history buff and said the movie was true to history. Loved Abe and Mrs. Lincoln. Sally Fields was wonderful as his wife. What an actress! Interesting how it was the Democrats that did not want to abolish slavery. Very interesting how our politics keep changing. I give the movie an A+. I may see it again.
    Yes, interesting. I believe there has been a switch in the philosophy of the parties, although I'm not sure when that happened. Sally Fields, awesome, if genereous (?), portrayal of Mary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    CindyA, You're very welcome. We were some disappointed to not be able to go into the capitol but at the same time it is interesting to witness the set up for one of Spielberg's film... amazing how things just happen when you don't expect them... in our own city tourists see thing that we don't even know
    I thought it was nice that they even put up a sign saying why the lawn was not mowed lolll

    I'm trying to post a pic of that sign but I guess I can't make it work this morning...
    If you are able to post pic of the sign re: lawn not mowed, I'd still love to see it.

    We took our sons (16 and 20 yrs) to it and they enjoyed it enough to comment and listen to a few comments by their father and me. Now that's saying something about a historical film!!

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Size:  54.2 KBthere, I think it worked, I am more awake this morning and I have my cup of coffee loll

    I thought it was nice to see the explanation ...

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    I loved the movie. The 2 1/2 hours goes by quickly. I don't know enough about Daniel day-Lewis to have recognized him, but it was like Lincoln came to life! I will never look at a picture of Lincoln the same way again. While Sally Field did a great job, I still had trouble believing she was Mary Lincoln - just that Abe had married Sally Field!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memereof8 View Post
    My husband is a history buff and said the movie was true to history. Loved Abe and Mrs. Lincoln. Sally Fields was wonderful as his wife. What an actress! Interesting how it was the Democrats that did not want to abolish slavery. Very interesting how our politics keep changing. I give the movie an A+. I may see it again.
    I loved the movie and the 2.5 hours went by so fast. I too found it interesting that the Democrats didn't want to abolish slavery. I want to see the movie again so I can check out the clothing, furniture, etc. more closely. I was so engrossed in the dialogue that I didn't study the surroundings too closely.

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    having just toured Gettysbury, PA earlier in April, I thoroughy enjoyed the movie... I agree with others, the 2 1/2 hours passed quickly as Steven Spielberg kept you interested the entire length of the movie.

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    My husband and I saw it and found it to be very interesting. I was impressed because there was no sex and no foul language - seems that they throw that into a movie even if it has nothing to do with the story line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
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Size:  54.2 KBthere, I think it worked, I am more awake this morning and I have my cup of coffee loll

    I thought it was nice to see the explanation ...
    Thanks, this is terrific!

    I just realized, in the movie there were not any scenes where they were eating, were there? I just made the Martha Washington cake (they give you the recipe at the Mt Vernon candlelight tour) which is what made me think of that. It would have been interesting looking at the table settings.

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    Plan on seeing it this weekend. Thought I'd take my GD (15 yrs old). Here it is a long movie but well worth it.
    Saw Circus de Solie movie last weekend. Not much of a story line but great entertainment.

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    I agree it was a well spent 2.5 hours. I do not purchase movies often when they come out on DVD but this will be one I watch again and again. Even my 18 year old daughter and 15 year old son enjoyed it. It was very interesting to listen to the two of them discuss the political maneuvering that was a running theme throughout. Highly recommended film!
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    For those of you who have seen this movie multiple times, can you describe the quilt shown on Thaddeus Stevens bed?

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