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Thread: Lincoln the Movie

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    Lincoln the Movie

    We went to see the movie Lincoln last night. It was a great movie, one of the best I've seen in a while! What I thought was interesting was the portrayal of the quiet maneuvers to get the amendment passed. The political scene hasn't changed since then!

    Daniel Day-Lewis was unbelievable in his role, and so was Sally Field!

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    I so want to see that but it has not come to any theater close to us yet. Thanks for the review.

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    my SIL and her hubby went to see it, too. they used a free voucher, but said they would definitely pay to see it again. the only thing... it's 2.5 hrs long!
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    My husband and I have been wanting to see it. Thanks for the feedback, now I'll make sure he really does get to see it over the Christmas break. He's such a good sport and goes to see almost any movie I ask him to see, but this one he is really interested in!

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    My BFF and her DH saw this. She raved about it and is now reading and enjoying the book it was based upon. I'd love to see it, but seldom get a chance to go to the movies.

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    I will check the movie out at my library when they get a copy of it.

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    I agree... it is a good movie!
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    I loved it - it was like seeing history come alive. I kept trying to see Daniel Day Lewis, but I could only see Lincoln. I did not think it was too long. I want to read the book, too.

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    I can't wait to see it On Demand on my tv. I am looking forward to it.
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    reading the book, it is very interesting but you need to have wikipedia available. Very detailed, while nicely explained, there are lots of things I just needed to look up.

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    We saw it and thought it was wonderful. The 2.5 hours passed quickly for us. I ran out of popcorn early.

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    We want to see it too. We happened to be visiting Richmond VA in november 2011 and we wanted to see the state capitol but we found out that Spielberg and his "crew" were in town with their huge equipment and trailors etc.... ever since, we decided we HAD to see it... Glad to read your positive comments. with each trip to USA and being canadian, we are learning more and more about the US fascinating history.
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    Thanks for all the great feedback! We will go see it when it comes to our local theater.
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    I have been wanting to see it, but it is not showing locally. The local theater said they could have gotten it if they had 16 screens, I think they have 12. I didn't want to travel 35 miles to get where it is.

    I hope it is still playing at the theater near us in FL when we get there.
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    It was a great movie and I was glad to see that it had shots showing lots of tapestries and fabrics. Mary Todd Lincoln was obsessive about buying fabrics, lace, etc and ended up in serious debt with her overspending. I had recently learned of a great scandal involving Lincoln and the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad. Google Crédit Mobilier scandal. I was glad that they didn't bring any of those up and also that they didn't do a gruesome death scene like so many productions tend to like. I mean, if you can't trust Honest Abe, who can you trust?
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    I've seen it twice - once with my mother on Thanksgiving Day while my husband stayed home to watch football. I knew he would love to see it too, so went back with him. Great movie.
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    This is one of the few movies that I really want to see. Can hardly wait to be able to afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    my SIL and her hubby went to see it, too. they used a free voucher, but said they would definitely pay to see it again. the only thing... it's 2.5 hrs long!
    It is the FASTEST 2.5 hours! Captivating from the first second. We loved it. Everyone should see it. I did not realize that it ran 2.5 hours until I read the above post. I had to verify it before I posted. A must see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    I have been wanting to see it, but it is not showing locally. The local theater said they could have gotten it if they had 16 screens, I think they have 12. I didn't want to travel 35 miles to get where it is.

    I hope it is still playing at the theater near us in FL when we get there.

    Our little 4 screen theatre has it. it has been showing the move since the movie opened! Your theatre probably did not want to pay for it or was unable to get access to it. Hopefully they will, eventually. Size of theatre is not the issue. $$$ and availability of the film is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    We want to see it too. We happened to be visiting Richmond VA in november 2011 and we wanted to see the state capitol but we found out that Spielberg and his "crew" were in town with their huge equipment and trailors etc.... ever since, we decided we HAD to see it... Glad to read your positive comments. with each trip to USA and being canadian, we are learning more and more about the US fascinating history.
    Helou, thanks for posting the pics! It IS fun to see a movie you were so close to the filming of, isn't it? I did not know they were doing that filming in 2011, and I live in VA, so thanks again for posting! Can't wait to go see the movie soon.

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    This movie is on today in Crossville, TN. We plan to go see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    Helou, thanks for posting the pics! It IS fun to see a movie you were so close to the filming of, isn't it? I did not know they were doing that filming in 2011, and I live in VA, so thanks again for posting! Can't wait to go see the movie soon.
    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...
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    We saw the movie as soon as it came out. Yes it is long but you don't realize it while watching it. Didn't even make a dash for the little girls room it was so good. After the movie, my Dh said, do you realize that is the first movie we have ever seen that we didn't at least make ONE comment on? We said nothing to one another, just watched closely. We dated 5 yrs before being married 45 yrs so that says something...go see it, you won't regret it and your bum won't even notice ...hee hee

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    will see it when it comes this way

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