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Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Producer: Daniel Lupi, Kathleen Kennedy, Jonathan King, Jeff Skoll, Adam Somner
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader

Running Time: 150
Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Box set
Studio:  DreamWorks DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Mar 2013 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  “Capturing the danger and excitement of political intrigue, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln chronicles the final four months in the life of the man regarded as America's greatest President. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, the untold story focuses on a defining moment in Abraham Lincoln's life - as commander-in-chief of a country in chaos; as a husband and father afraid of losing his own son to the war; and as a man guided by his conscience to end slavery. With the Civil War nearing conclusion, President Lincoln fights to convince a fractious Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment that will change the course of history. Facing fierce opposition, he wages a battle of strategy, persuasion, and political muscle to build a coalition out of his team of rivals.”

The about I didn’t write and I take issue with that. Lincole was, in my opinion, one of the worse presidents we’ve had and this film holds him up to high honors. From what I have read on my own, he slowly in the last year of his life, started to see what the Conferates were taking about, that it was not slavery (the North had as much slavery, and when you consider that the South had black slave-owners, had blacks serving alongside of white soldiers with gun in hand and uniforms, Stonewall had a school for blacks, and both he and Lee said that the South would give up on slaver-holding anyway, like the rest of the world peacefully AND THAT IT WAS NOT THE REASON FOR FIGHTING — most farm-owners did it all their own — but the North had changed for the worst and it was time to Succeed.

The reason I gave this film such high mark was its attention to detail on the day-to-day living, and for the marvellous performance by Daniel Day Lewis.

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