Lincoln The Movie

The fascination with one of the world's most-written about men (16,000 books and growing) continues on the big screen...vampire-free.

The movie, which is based on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, will concentrate on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life, the ending of slavery, and the Civil War. The Oscar-winning film director of the movie, Steven Spielberg said that he wanted to show "Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books...arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world."

In his new book which is expected to be published anytime this month, Spielberg: A Retrospective, the director tells his own fascination with Lincoln and how he has been planning about this movie for a long time.

Daniel Day-Lewis - who I've been a big fan of since his amazing portrayal of Christy Brown in My Left Foot - will play the role of the melancholic President. The make-up geniuses of the film did an impressive job in turning Lewis into Lincoln!

When asked how he knew what kind of voice the 16th President of the US of A had to be able to imitate it well, Lewis said, "I don't, but then nor do you. So we'll have to just shake hands and agree to differ on that." True.

I am very much interested in watching this movie being an admirer of President Lincoln myself. I have read a small fraction of the 16,000 books (Lincoln's Melancholy being my favorite) about him. My admiration for him was not only conduced by his policies and actions that changed the course of history for the better. I like how he pulled himself from deep adversity and depression to become a legend. He is very inspiring. In a world of maelstrom, uncertainty, and despair, inspiration makes a lot of difference.

The movie also stars Hollywood greats such as Sally Field, Tommy Lee-Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, David Strathairn to name a few.

Lincoln is set to hit theaters come November 16th.

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