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Who Went To See 'Lincoln'?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by zimbo, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. zimbo

    zimbo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    As much as I dislike politics I sat thru this movie and it was well worth it. Daniel Day Lewis owned the character of Lincoln and his performance was worth the price of admission. It is a long movie with very little action but Lewis's character gives the movie a life of it's own.

    People were clapping and crying at the end. Not a movie you see without thinking about it afterwards.
     
  2. DrumBob

    DrumBob -------------------------

    Jul 23, 2009
    Highland Lakes, NJ
    I am going to see it as soon as I can. I love Steven Spielberg's work. He has artistic integrity.

    I smell Academy Award for Daniel Day-Lewis.
     
  3. Flipped Mustang

    Flipped Mustang Tele-Holic

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  5. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    *Spoiler Alert !*

    If you haven't seen the movie read no further !





    He gets shot.


    "♫ Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lin-kee-ee-ee,

    Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lin-ky-yi ♫,

    ♫Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lin-kee-ee-ee,

    Lincoln, Lincoln you're gonna...♫"


    Never mind.
     
  6. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Does E.T. have a part in it?
     
  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    *Spoiler Alert !*

    If you haven't seen the movie read no further, he gets shot!

    Gee, you wouldn't think they'd just keep doing that. It'd be kinda nice if they would you know let him move off to Oz or something. I thought maybe he had a real future with Buffy, but that kinda went flat too.
     
  8. Apart from that, how was the play, Mrs Lincoln?
     
  9. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

    May 25, 2008
    Funkytown
    Too soon...;)
     
  10. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2011
    Naples, FL
    Well, now, if Tarantino had directed the film .... ;)
     
  11. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    There is a new historical novel out that I started reading about this and it's all about Lincoln recovering, the hunt for the would-be assassins, and the changes in the nation because of all of it.

    Got about a chapter in and something else grabbed my attention and I bailed...
     
  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    It's on my "to do" list.
     
  13. I love history, love Doris Kearns Goodwin, and I am finally in the mood to see a movie .

    But seeing these promo leads, I see Daniel Lewis not Lincoln.

    How easily, among you history buffs, can you get used to Lewis as Lincoln?
     
  14. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

    Mar 23, 2003
    Harmony, R.I.
    Saw it last night. I enjoyed it very much. Lewis is excellent as Lincoln and the likeness is uncanny. The movie is long, but did not drag at all.
     
  15. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I saw Abraham Lincoln VS Zombies. It rocked
     
  16. Politics? Not history?
     
  17. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    Not yet, but it would be hard to top Kris Kristofferson's performance in Tad.
     
  18. hannigan

    hannigan Friend of Leo's

    Not a fan of Mr. Lincoln .

    Can tolerate him if he is killing vampires.

    I will pass on the "history" lesson .
     
  19. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    History has a way of "changing" doesn't it?
     
  20. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    Given the opinions you've expressed in previous posts, that does not surprise me at all.


    When I saw the trailer with him shouting passionately at his cabinet, I thought Day-Lewis sounded ridiculous, but it was out of context and not representative. When I saw the film in its entirety, I thought his performance was excellent.

    Overall, I thought the film was very good, but it still suffers from some Spielberg-isms that came off as unbelievable and sometimes over-the-top. Also, the screenwriter Tony Kushner's background as a playwright is all too apparent. The dialog is often way too stagey.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  21. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    Well, Lincoln himself wasn't available. Actually, I thought the same going in, but that ended about 5 minutes into the show. It may be one of the greatest acting jobs of all time. You should see it. You'll be in for one heck of a surprise.
     
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