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I was disappointed in Lincoln.
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Feb 27 2013, 7:11am

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I was disappointed in Lincoln. [In reply to] Can't Post

Much of the script was just not credible. Footsoldiers repeating the Gettysburg address from memory? It wasn't widely publicized at the time, and only became a must-memorize in the 20th C. A black soldier holding forth on equal pay for equal work? Totally anachronistic. Lincoln and his wife discussing her mental health? Wildly unlikely. Mrs. L explaining the issues to Thaddeus Stevens? Forget it. And the 2 Connecticut senators voting against the amendment? Connecticut is talking lawsuit! The long, dramatic pause before the vote was announced? When everybody including soldiers in Virginia were keeping score meticulously? And on and on.

The acting was good, but that didn't save it. DDL deserved his Oscar, I'll admit.

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Feb 27 2013, 7:12am)

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Which Film Will Win the Oscar Tonight? Patty Send a private message to Patty Feb 24 2013, 3:48pm
    Leaning towards Argo... Vangalad Send a private message to Vangalad Feb 24 2013, 4:52pm
    Surprising List JWPlatt Feb 24 2013, 5:28pm
        I'm the same way Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 24 2013, 6:55pm
    I was thinking Lincoln will win Aethelwyne Bolger Send a private message to Aethelwyne Bolger Feb 24 2013, 6:26pm
        I was disappointed in Lincoln. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 27 2013, 7:11am
    I haven't seen any of them ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Feb 24 2013, 9:08pm
    Hobbit naturally in my book! ;) elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Feb 25 2013, 5:07am


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