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

Walter1776 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:37 AM
Lincoln ended limited federal power in this country. Without Lincoln there could not have been a Teddy Roosevelt, could not have been a Wilson, could not have been an FDR, could not have been an LBJ, could not have been an Obama.

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,...