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LINCOLN

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
By Verus Ferreira

LINCOLN
Rs. 599/-
Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, sally Field, David Strathairn. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. James Spader. Hal Holbrook. Tommy Lee Jones.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

If you really want to know the whole story of Lincoln, then make sure you watch the prequel to this movie, titled "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". It not only gives you a background into Abraham Lincoln’s life, but it also helps you understand this film better. Though the assassination of the President is not shown in this film, you can find it in the well documented "Killing Lincoln" which would end the whole episode of the greatest President the United States of American has even seen.

Spielberg’s two hour plus drama is not a biopic, rather it focuses on Lincoln’s last four months in office, where he tries to end the war and unite the country and also abolish slavery despite a lot of bickering from his cabinet members.

The film, based on the book ‘Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln’ by Doris Kearns Goodwin, was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and won Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Daniel Day Lewis. At the 85th Academy Awards (2012), the film was nominated for twelve Academy Awards and won in two categories for Best Production Design and Best Actor for Day Lewis.

The boldly and lengthy verbal drama is not only very long, but shows Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) character as an easy going well read person. A few minutes into the film and we come on track following the notoriously awkward scene between the 16th President of the United States and a pair of African-American Union soldiers, which later becomes the crux of the film. Set in the month of January 1865, we see the fatherly side of Lincoln with his family of four children and his wife Mary Todd (Sally Field), the only confidant in his vision for the future, and of course his closest, most honest confidant, secretary of state Seward (David Strathairn) who always supported him.

Day-Lewis encompasses the great statesman who shaped history with an exemplary performance, in dialogue and in mannerisms.      

— Verus Ferreira

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