Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lincoln - Movie review

Lincoln is an epic.It draws you into a part of history that was so important and depicts how the 13th Amendment or the Anti Slavery Bill was passed. It shows the last four months of Lincoln's life when he brought the historic Bill into place. They were troubled times then - the United States fighting the Slave States - days of Civil War in the 1860s. the Civil War claimed more than 600,000 they say and much credit must go to President Lincoln and his team and all those right thinking people who backed and got slavery abolished in the US.

The movie is gripping. It's slow and intense and the political drama and shenanigans seep in. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln is simply superb, a portrayal that won him the Best Actor Award at the Oscars. The film got 12 nominations and won two. Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook - they are all brilliant.

How is it that Steven Spielberg comes up with such masterpieces across such a wide range of topics? Watch it in peace, when you have the time and the focus.

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