One to Watch (Lincoln)

Steve Spielberg’s block buster Lincoln opens tomorrow. Some are calling this a potential film of the year. Lincoln is played by Daniel Day-Lewis (Last of the Mohicans) and Tommy Lee Jones (MiB and No Country for Old Men, another amazing movie) puts in an amazing performance too (he is such a  great actor). Sally Fields is also in this.

Lincoln is now  a mythological figure, but the real man, his times, and his politics is actually far more interesting.  The best book to read on this, is Team of Rivals by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris K. Goodwin (also Obama’s favourite book) if you want to really understand Lincoln the man.  This movie looks like it gets close. I will definately be seeing this asap (I love films, Lincoln, politics, and accurate historic pieces, so four ticks for me). Let’s see if Spielberg carries this off (Private Ryan was amazing, his best film in my view). Here’s the official trailer.

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A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 50s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.
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