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.