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eliza61 11-18-2012 10:35 AM

Lincoln: the movies. did anyone go see it?
 
What did you think? I loved it. I do love history which is why I wanted to see it but the acting was great IMO.

What did you think?

SaraJayne 11-18-2012 10:39 AM

I haven't seen it yet, but will probably go next weekend. I LOVE history (esp. the Civil War period) so I'm really looking forward to it. :)

It looks fantastic.

phorsenuf 11-18-2012 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraJayne (Post 46737217)
I haven't seen it yet, but will probably go next weekend. I LOVE history (esp. the Civil War period) so I'm really looking forward to it. :)

It looks fantastic.

Have you read the book Killing Lincoln? If not, I highly recommend it. It's written by Bill O'Reilly but it is not politically slanted at all. He use to be a history professor. Very fascinating book.

pigletgirl 11-18-2012 10:50 AM

Going this afternoon! I am excited!

BearcatsFan 11-18-2012 10:54 AM

My husband and I are going sometime this week since he has the week off. I'm anxious to hear reviews, so those who are going please let us know what you thought.

luvmy3 11-18-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by phorsenuf (Post 46737291)
Have you read the book Killing Lincoln? If not, I highly recommend it. It's written by Bill O'Reilly but it is not politically slanted at all. He use to be a history professor. Very fascinating book.

Thanks for the recommendation, I always get dh a book for Christmas and this sounds like it would be good.

I just saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter the other night :laughing:

SaraJayne 11-18-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by phorsenuf (Post 46737291)
Have you read the book Killing Lincoln? If not, I highly recommend it. It's written by Bill O'Reilly but it is not politically slanted at all. He use to be a history professor. Very fascinating book.

I have not. I prefer not to put any money in Bill O'Reiley's pockets. ;)

phorsenuf 11-18-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraJayne (Post 46737372)
I have not. I prefer not to put any money in Bill O'Reiley's pockets. ;)

I know what you mean, but it really is a fantastic book. I'm getting ready to read Killing Kennedy.

I'm hoping to see the movie. I know it's not anything my husband would be interested in so I'll either see it alone or wait for it to come out on DVD. I too love anything civil war related.

Arielle22 11-18-2012 11:24 AM

I saw it yesterday with a friend. We both enjoyed it. Halfway through the movie some guy a few rows away started snoring. At the end of the movie everyone applauded.

It was a nice change that there weren't any children in the theater.

eliza61 11-18-2012 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BearcatsFan (Post 46737325)
My husband and I are going sometime this week since he has the week off. I'm anxious to hear reviews, so those who are going please let us know what you thought.

First, as I said in my op. I thought the acting itself was awesome. I saw skyfall last week and while I thought it was an enjoyable movie, you know the acting is not engrossing. ;)
Daniel day lewis and David strathairn are great. Sally field was very good also.

I also enjoyed how the really "humanized" Lincoln. He's so "mythical". They really show his humorist side which I had read he had.

Lastly, if diffently made me laugh at politics today. Man if you thought now was rough, Talk about negative politics those guys seriously knew how to insult one another. ;)

goofinoff 11-18-2012 11:52 AM

I can't wait to see it! I love the civil war period! I've been reading a ton of books written from that era. I would like to read that Killing Lincoln book. I just wish Bill O'Reilly didn't write it! :sick:

goofinoff 11-18-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by eliza61 (Post 46737649)
First, as I said in my op. I thought the acting itself was awesome. I saw skyfall last week and while I thought it was an enjoyable movie, you know the acting is not engrossing. ;)
Daniel day lewis and David strathairn are great. Sally field was very good also.

I also enjoyed how the really "humanized" Lincoln. He's so "mythical". They really show his humorist side which I had read he had.

Lastly, if diffently made me laugh at politics today. Man if you thought now was rough, Talk about negative politics those guys seriously knew how to insult one another. ;)

I heard Sally Field say that this was a role of a lifetime for her. She pretty much stalked Steven Spielburg! I guess he didn't want to cast her originally. I adore her!

phorsenuf 11-18-2012 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by goofinoff (Post 46737670)
I can't wait to see it! I love the civil war period! I've been reading a ton of books written from that era. I would like to read that Killing Lincoln book. I just wish Bill O'Reilly didn't write it! :sick:

If it's any consolation it was co-wrote with Martin Dugard. I was the same way, but I am so so glad I read it.

disney1990 11-18-2012 12:46 PM

DH and I saw it yesterday. It was incredibly moving. I tears in my eyes at times. Highly recommend it!!

Mary Jo 11-18-2012 01:08 PM

I've been looking forward to this movie, so I'm really glad to see that you all who've seen it enjoyed it.


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