Tag Archive: Lincoln

Jan 10

Meet the real Abraham Lincoln, warts and all

Daniel Day-Lewis gives another Oscar-worthy performance as the title character in "Lincoln"

Steven Spielberg’s biopic “Lincoln” takes an honest look at Honest Abe Steven Spielberg is the master manipulator of the movies. Capable of plucking our heartstrings like a harpist, he preys on our emotions with larger-than-life heroes, sweeping cinematography and soaring soundtracks. When he wants us to gasp, we gasp. When he wants us to weep, …

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Nov 16

Abraham Lincoln: A life in pictures

"Lincoln" star Daniel Day-Lewis is the latest actor to play American president Abraham Lincoln on screen.

Honest Abe has proven a popular subject for filmmakers over the years Was Abraham Lincoln our most cinematic president? From his hardscrabble childhood on the frontier to his dramatic death due to an assassin’s bullet, Lincoln lived a life fraught with hardship, triumph and tragedy. He shepherded the nation through its greatest crisis — the …

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Apr 14

Abraham Lincoln’s film legacy

"The Conspirator," starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy, centers on the Abraham Lincoln assassination trial.

“The Conspirator,” opening Friday, looks at the plot to kill President Lincoln Earlier this week, we marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Today we celebrate an equally somber occasion. On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching “Our American Cousin” in Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. …

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