Lincoln (1988)

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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.

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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more »

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Mary Lincoln: Replace him!
[MacClellen]
Abraham Lincoln: With who?
Mary Lincoln: Anybody!
Abraham Lincoln: That's the problem, Molly, I can't have anybody, I must have somebody.
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
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Don't go to the theatre,stay home and watch this

I must disagree strongly with the correspondant who describes this film as garbage. I believe the production team, the writer and the efforts of Waterston and Tyler Moore have brilliantly captured Vidals characterisation of Honest Abe, both as politician and as a family man. Vidals GENIUS is the bi-play between Lincoln and Seward and Lincoln and Chase but in a three hour film it would be quite impossible to portray these intense rivalries and do any justice at all to the quality of the book. Many characters from the book are missing and there is no play at all of the assassination plotters that threads through the book. Nevertheless the Lincoln that has been lifted from the page makes for a most enjoyable film and well worth a viewing


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