Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lincoln Coming to the Big Screen...Will Washington be Next?

This November, Steven Spielberg brings the 16th President of the United States to the Big Screen with his epic Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Lincoln, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's bestselling Team of Rivals is already being talked about as an Oscar contender.

All Revolutionary War enthusiasts should go see this movie. Why? Not only to pay tribute to President Lincoln and enjoy a good movie by Spielberg, but also because Lincoln's box office success will increase the likelihood that our 1st President may finally make it to the Big Screen as well. Let's hope that Hollywood gives us a worthy and inspiring, big-budget Washington movie our nation's chief Founder deserves.


Brian Franklin said...

You must not have seen this news yet!:

Brian Tubbs said...

Had not seen that. Thanks for posting!

JMS said...

My guess is that with the release of the excellent Spielberg movie, "Lincoln," many will want to know more about the historical context, contingencies and politics behind the landmark 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865 (only a couple months before the U.S. Civil War ended).

It is a shame that Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" is being marketed as the book behind the movie, because it is not! Not that it isn't a decent book. I think she was hired as a consultant for the movie, to get the character of major figures of Lincoln's cabinet (e.g., Seward and Stanton) right. That is what "Team of Rivals" is about - Lincoln's cabinet. But it is NOT about the fight for the 13th Amendment. For that story, "Final Freedom" is the best book on the subject, and I'd like to see Michael Vorenberg reap some well-deserved book sales.

Jeff said...

I very much enjoyed the movie. I would love to see one that centers on our first president!

Great blog.

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