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RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - LincolnMan - 04-07-2013 08:12 PM

Craig: that is an posting. It also brought me back to my childhood. Are you sure we're not brothers?

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - My Name Is Kate - 04-07-2013 08:57 PM

Hey, I'm one of those great unwashed who was bored with the Lincoln movie! But I do think I would like it better if I saw it again. The biggest disappointment was that I was expecting a movie about Lincoln the man, not Lincoln the politician. I'm not much into watching movies (or TV) of any type.

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Craig Hipkins - 04-13-2013 08:58 PM

(04-07-2013 08:12 PM)LincolnMan Wrote:  Craig: that is an posting. It also brought me back to my childhood. Are you sure we're not brothers?

We are Bill! SUVCW Smile


RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - LincolnMan - 04-14-2013 07:20 AM

Craig: you're right! Forgive me for forgetting that. Smile

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Ashley Norman - 04-15-2013 11:05 AM

I watched the movie and loved it. Daniel Day Lewis did a fabulas job as Lincoln

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - GARY POPOLO - 04-15-2013 02:19 PM

Craig I agree 100% with Bill on your posting about todays T.V. experience. Your story also made me think of my childhood and days long past. T.V. today seems like nothing more than reality shows that are as far you you can get from reality! My wife and I were just disusing that the other night when T.V. was advertising yet another (REALITY) show about young people living with older people. I don't know were we as a people are headed to in the future as far as entertainment. Myself I enjoy good true history show or movie no matter what the subject over so called reality shows. In closing I would like to say that to me the Lincoln movie was moving, educational and well acted by all members of the cast. But then again I am old school and proud of it. Best Gary

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - L Verge - 04-15-2013 04:48 PM


I agree 100%. To me, reality shows only show the seamy side of life or the stupid things that some people will do to make money. What in the heck is learned from them? Another sign of how our culture is going downhill in my opinion.

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 04-15-2013 09:23 PM

A lot has already been said about this movie here, and I hope I'm not going to bore you now, but I'd like to give you a non-American's view.
To me it appears a bit strange that seemingly so many Americans review the movie as boring, disappointing etc. And, referring to My Name Is Kate's post, I think it is very much a movie about Lincoln the man.
Before I saw it I, knew only little about Lincoln the man -and for sure a great deal less about Lincoln the politician than many or most Americans (although I was always interested in the country and its history). Initially I went watching the Lincoln movie because a) nothing was performed at the theatre or opera that Saturday night and b) I thought I could learn something new. But then DDL's outstanding performance led me to the same sort of catharsis a well-performed tragedy on stage would do, and I had to watch it and to go through it again and again. It caught me like a virus. And it made me so curious about Lincoln the man that I immediately started to read whatever I could get, wanted to know more and more and still do (that's why I'm "here" now). Nevertheless -as far as I observed myself and through the media, even if not all moviegoers here went that crazy, the very most of them were deeply touched, not bored, although -I assume- a lot had only little background knowledge, and even my 73-year-old mother saw it three times.

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - RJNorton - 04-16-2013 04:50 AM

Welcome to the forum, Eva! I know you live in Germany on the Baltic Sea. Here on the forum we love hearing what folks who live outside the USA have to say about the various topics we discuss. Thank you for joining.

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 04-16-2013 07:45 AM

Thanks again this way for your cordial welcome. I'm happy to join this. (And please -do excuse linguistic mistakes of any kund, I just try to do my very best.)

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - LincolnMan - 04-16-2013 07:47 AM

Eva: welcome! We really do appreciate the viewpoints of those outside the US. What "stood-out" for you as you reflect back on the film?

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 04-16-2013 07:49 AM

...of any kind, that was faulty auto-correction

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - BettyO - 04-16-2013 07:58 AM

Welcome, Eva!

We're glad to have you join us - we're a friendly, scholarly group!

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 04-16-2013 08:03 AM

That's difficult to express, even in German. It made me feel the hardships of those times and the burdens and difficult decisions Lincoln had to carry. It was touching that apart from the cruel he had to face and was involved in, he still was capable of emotions and empathy, the way he treated people and especially his son.

I think LincolnMan, I could fix it to two scenes: the procession on the battlefield and the one when he was awaiting with his son the outcome of the decision about the13th Amendmend.

RE: Spielberg's Lincoln - HerbS - 04-16-2013 08:50 AM

Welcome Eva,You tell like it is on this forum.Don't ever be afraid to ask questions!