I have just been inside the mind of a great political genius, and great man for the past couple hours. At least that is what it seemed like. I saw Lincoln tonight, and all I have to say is WOW. Daniel Day Lewis' performance as President Abraham Lincoln was astounding perfection. Steven Spielberg and his crew crafted another phenomenal film with an amazing cast ranging from Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jared Harris, and James Spader. The Academy would be a bunch of cluesless dunderheads if they did not award Lewis the Oscar for best Actor in a leading role; it was such a fantastic performance. I remember watching the film and listening intently as the actor spoke the words of Lincoln, expressed mannerisms, and other such things and I never once tired of watching and hearing it. I actually wanted more and more; it was that good. The film takes place in 1865, and comes at the tail end of the American Civil War. It primarily focuses on the amendment which bans slavery and what it takes to get that bill through congress. Americans have no royalty, kings or queens, but we have great statesmen of the past like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and George Washington. These men are national treasures and heroes; most were men I would like to emulate, some were not but rather strove towards a path of greatness nonetheless. Americans should watch more films like this, and study and learn about men morel like Abraham Lincoln, rather than what the Kardashians are up to. So today's Christmas film is White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Talk about a classic Christmas film, it almost doesn't get better than this one. Between the performances and the music, and also the witty humor what an incredible film this is. Not only for the season, but also year around. I highly suggest watching it if you haven't seen it, and although there are a few musical numbers that I wasn't fond of, overall I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Suggestion of the day....go read a long biography on President Abraham Lincoln. Have an excellent weekend.
Documentary on the real President Lincoln
Star Trek: Into the Darkness Trailer (Looks amazing!)
Hyde Park on Hudson Trailer (looks quite fantastic, with a great cast).