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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Packed Theatre Applauds Movie

I saw "Lincoln" yesterday and once again Spielberg and company have achieved a marvel in historical recreation.

The struggles with racial inequality looked and felt so real, as did the ways in which the political struggle to pass the 13th amendment involved raw semi legal wrangling.

No one really knows how Lincoln looked and sounded but this is how one would hope he looked and sounded, with his homespun education and inate wisdom and kindness. It was an award winning performance.

The Whitehouse as it was without power, full of candles with one or two early lightbulbs, and the press room being dominated by Morse Code, the visceral reality of the war scenes, stunning.

Most of all the dialogue and the drama of a gut wrenching time in our history was brought to life as powerfully as I could have hoped. I am so thankful to be living in a time when this kind of film can be made with such realism.

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