Saturday, December 15, 2012


The film is nothing if not Spielbergian, right down to the John Williams soundtrack, which as expected sounds like a cross between Star Wars and a Ken Burns documentary. I'll leave it to others to comment on the history and politics of the film, which for mainstream American pop seem pretty solid to me. What I will say is that the movie is mostly worth seeing for Daniel Day-Lewis's performance. He cannily embodies the archetypal Lincoln that every American school kid imagines, and yet renders that mythical creature in flesh and blood... and poetry. This is the Lincoln your mind will conjure from now on.

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