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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

First "Lincoln" movie trailer released tonight.

Based on "Team of Rivals," Spielburg production and John Williams music, with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary, and another excellent cast. I'm holding my breath that it will be as good as I hope it will be. Trailer looks good. Of course we will go see it.

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Reply First "Lincoln" movie trailer released tonight. (Original post)
Faygo Kid Sep 2012 OP
Wraith20878 Sep 2012 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #2
Tigress DEM Sep 2012 #3
AsahinaKimi Sep 2012 #10
nolabear Sep 2012 #5
Merlot Sep 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #7
Wraith20878 Sep 2012 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #9
Ferretherder Sep 2012 #11
maddiemom Sep 2012 #14
romantico Sep 2012 #4
geefloyd46 Sep 2012 #12
hue Sep 2012 #13
umaysing Sep 2012 #15
CBHagman Sep 2012 #16

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:53 PM

1. This looks really good

Daniel Day Lewis looks and sounds a lot like Lincoln. The book Team of Rivals was very good, so hopefully this will be too.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:06 PM

2. I've run into people in the South who call him "Ape Lincoln".

Tell those types he was not only a Republican but the founder of the Republican Party and they not only deny it, they get mad as hell that you slandered the GOP. But then, these same types get all weepy over the American Flag when their ancestors opened fire on it.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. Sigh. I loved, Abe Lincoln Vampire Slayer.

This movie may be good, but it will never be as fun.

Lincoln had all the hard decisions and so little resources to get the job done. But he did it.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:24 AM

10. I was just thinking that too...

After watching Lincoln kill Vampires and slay Zombies.. how will this ever top that.. Kidding of course, it looks like a good movie.


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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:00 PM

5. Stop. For God's sake just stop.

I have never met a single person who calls him "Ape Lincoln" and I lived in the South most of my life. I'm not saying it couldn't happen but for it to be the first thing you bring up paints a picture with the broad brush of hyperbole.

In fact, most of the Southern people I have known in the last, oh, let's say 30 years, feel pretty much the same way about Lincoln that people in most places do. Black folks revere him, scholars are fascinated by him, bigots kind of blame him but bigots aren't that interested in him really--they're busy hating Obama. Most people believe he's one of the most important presidents and don't know a whole lot except the elementary school version, stovepipe hat, beard, fourscore and seven, etc.

This looks like tour de force acting and a stunningly compelling story, and I can't wait to see it. Gee, I hope I ain't dissapointed. Do you think I'll be able to understand all those big words?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:36 PM

6. Thank you Nolabear - well said.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:41 PM

7. Oh, I know,...the South is on the forefront of Civil Rights,...

....mostly due to the new generation doing all it can to ditch the older one.

There are still remnants though.

Hell,...for that matter, there are still snake handlers in the North Georgia mountains.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:48 PM

8. Most of the Younger Generation

I unfortunately have met several young neo-confederates who would have been very happy if the south won the civil war. Luckily most of the younger generation is starting to ditch that mentality.

I had ancestors who fought on the southern side during the Civil War and yet I still can not fathom kids, most of whom have no knowledge of Civil War History, wearing shirts that say "The South will Rise again." Yea, cause that worked so well for the south last time.

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Response to Wraith20878 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:53 PM

9. "The South will Rise again."

I tell those folks it already did when they elected Jimmy Carter.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:57 AM

11. Thank you, nolabear.

Very well said, indeed.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:55 AM

14. I've lived in several southern states myself,

and never heard anybody denigrate Lincoln. Maybe a couple of generations ago...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. Who

Who wants to bet Bill O'Reilly will watch this and tell us how Hollywood got it wrong. For those who don't know, O'Reilly considers himself an expert on all things Lincoln. FYI, his book has been pulled for inaccuracies.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-oreilly-book-killing-lincoln-banned-from-fords-theater-for-factual-inaccuracies/

Not to worry. Bill will tell you WHAT REALLY HAPPENED! (LOL)

Back on topic, this film looks brilliant. The cast. Williams awesome score. The cinematography and Daniel Day Lewis looks incredible.Can.Not.Wait.To See.This!!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:24 AM

12. Read team of rivals.

Really good book but drew heavily on PBS series which I thought was even more informative. Or at least its where I heard some of this stuff first. I highly recommend it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:44 AM

13. I was just thinking of posting this when I saw it was here already!! Can't wait for this film!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:16 PM

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:36 PM

16. The movie had me with the source and the casting, but...

...the trailer sealed the deal.

Now I know a trailer can be highly misleading (Some of them far outstrip the movies they promote), but jeez, I don't see how I can miss this one.

It does look as though they took a great deal of care on the period details, and of course since we're talking Daniel Day-Lewis, surely the actor made careful preparation on everything, including rendering Lincoln's voice.

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