So what did I love about Lincoln?
- The writing--Of course you knew I would talk about the writing. This screenplay was superbly written and I enjoyed the way the lines were phrased...which brings me to
- The acting--Good lines fall flat on bad acting. This was a beautifully acted movie--I especially loved Tommy Lee Jones. He made Stevens come alive!
- The scenery and costumers--Very well done!
What did I not like?
- Well I have been avoiding the articles about all of the historical inaccuracies--and to a certain extent I figured there were some. But the more shocking revelation toward the end (which I will not spoil for those who haven't seen this) shouldn't have been believed by anyone with historical knowledge and I wouldn't be surprised if that has been the recent hubbub. So even though it makes for a good story..I think it ruins the feel-good part of the whole movie instead of helping it (which I'm sure was the intention).
Anyway this is short and quick because its late and I'm tired..but what did you think of it? Would you show it in your classroom? I might do it on a freebie day but not as apart of class.