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Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

Derfel Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:39 AM
You are sorrily mistaken. If you would take the time to review Lincoln's actual writings and the legislation he pursued you might come to understand the truth rather than the fable that is Lincoln. What you have been taught in school is near total fabrication. Lincoln in truth was the first true raper of the Constitution, a not very admirable distinction for a President. Lincoln the man was many things, but was is none of the things you chose to believe.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale.

When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...