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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Congressman Elihu Washburne: Oh, I'm sure he's split a rail or two in his youth, but he's been a lawyer and a politician ever since. Don't underestimate him
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
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STOP CRITICIZING, IF ONLY FOR THE PERFORMANCES!!!
12 May 2004 | by (Northeastern USA) – See all my reviews

This is NOT "unbelievable garbage", as some other critics, here, would say.

I am tired of those who would compare books to the movies made from them. For God's sake, a movie is INTERPRATIVE!!! When you read "The Nutcracker Suite", do you criticize the very beautiful ballet because EVERY WORD of the original book is not adhered to?

The PERFORMANCE given by Mr. Waterston is enough to launch this vehicle into greatness. He is simply wonderful.

You can HAVE Mary Tyler Moore. But Waterston is astonishing. And he always IS.

If people insist on criticizing films because they don't "match" the book from which they are taken, I suggest that they do NOT call themselves "film lovers".

This theory has been argued for decades, but still, people do not understand.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to put every thought, every line from a book, into a film. Please get used to this.

Thanks so much. -Studiojudio


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