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  1. Amus

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    Lincoln.

    See it.

    That is all.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 01:14 PM #
  2. Andrew

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    It's a good film but not amazing in my view. I hope people will read Doris Kearns Goodwin's awesome book "Team of Rivals" as well and not simply see the film.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 01:36 PM #
  3. Amus

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    I read the book 5 years ago.
    In fact it prompted me to go back and start reading presidential biographies (not autobiographies) from Washington up through Kennedy.

    I'm going to go back and give Team of Rivals another read.

    Not sure a film needs to be "Amazing".
    But I'll call it VERY good, and well worth the price of admission.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 02:08 PM #
  4. I saw it a couple of weeks ago...

    I liked it..political intrigue...historically correct for the most part as far as I can tell...some 21 century enhancements, IMO ..of course thats Hollywood..they got his body mechanics down right..first time I have seen it on film..but read about it before..

    Between his flat feet and acromegaly...Lincoln walked like a towering duck...

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 02:39 PM #
  5. outsider

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    I'd like to go, but I haven't been able to find anyone to watch my son for me.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 02:39 PM #
  6. Alfredo_T

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    I saw the film, and a line that stuck with me was, "maybe in a hundred years, we'll have the vote." This line was uttered by a Black man. The line left me wondering whether at that time, the thinking was that it would take 100 years to achieve suffrage for racial minorities or whether this was just meant to symbolize the poor state of race relations of the time.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 03:23 PM #
  7. I think that was one of the " 21st century" enhancements I mentioned above.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 03:26 PM #
  8. Alfredo_T

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    100 years would have worked out to the early 1960s, when segregation still existed in the South, race relations were lousy, and Blacks were being (illegally) prevented from voting in some places. I think that you're right; this quote came out of the scriptwriters' historical hindsight.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 04:33 PM #
  9. Amus

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    And to think, there are those still working to prevent blacks from voting.
    Not because of race, but because of the way they tend to vote.

    What a sad legacy for the "Party of Lincoln".

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 05:00 PM #
  10. Another Lincoln book which is more recent: "A. Lincoln," by Ronald C. White. One of the leading historian's on Lincoln.

    I plan to see the film when our daughter is home from college.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 05:04 PM #
  11. Andrew

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    There are a number of good Lincoln books out there. "Team of Rivals" covers mostly Lincoln's first run for president through his presidency. I recently read one called "Lincoln and his Admirals" by Craig L. Symonds. It covers the naval aspect of the Civil War, something we rarely hear about in regards to that war.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 05:12 PM #
  12. The White book takes on his entire life. Part over view in many ways but also deeply personal. Lincoln would journal regularly, however he did it on scraps of paper. The White book is based on one of those scraps of papers that was more recently found which looks deeply into Lincoln's spiritual side.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 - 05:55 PM #
  13. RadioBuggie

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    I'm waiting for the DVD...

    ..Heard there might 'possibly' be that bonus of a $5 bill in every one...

    (or a PENNY)

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 02:03 PM #
  14. NoParty

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    Lincoln is the first picture in 25 years I've been to where people actually clapped after the movie was over....

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 03:35 PM #
  15. Amus

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    Presumably because they liked it, not because it was over.

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 04:57 PM #
  16. Skybill9

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    Let me see if I can guess the ending....Lincoln gets shot??

    Kinda like the movie "Titanic" which I've never seen. I figured, why, I know how it ends!

    I will however, probably see Lincoln but not at the theater. My wife wants to see it so we'll probably watch it together.

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 05:09 PM #
  17. Andrew

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    Bill, the movie "Lincoln" isn't about Lincoln getting shot. It's about the passing of the 13th Amendment banning slavery in the last months of Lincoln's life. The film details all of the political maneuvering required for its passage.

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 05:13 PM #
  18. Skybill9

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    Ok. Thanks.

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 08:02 PM #
  19. RadioBuggie

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    NO, thank 'YOU'....

    Posted on December 15, 2012 - 11:32 PM #
  20. NoParty

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    Kobe Bryant said the other day he was surprised at the end of Lincoln when he got shot....

    Really?

    WOW!

    Posted on December 16, 2012 - 02:40 PM #
  21. Skybill9

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    Serious??

    Posted on December 16, 2012 - 02:43 PM #
  22. NoParty

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    That's what I read on FOXSports....

    I'll try to dig up the article.

    Posted on December 16, 2012 - 02:44 PM #
  23. Skybill9

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    Glad to see he paid attention in class!

    Posted on December 16, 2012 - 02:53 PM #

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