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Posted: 10/26/2013 11:00:53 AM EST
Just how historically accurate is this movie? I watched it the other night and admit I don't know the little details of how the 13th amendment came about but did Steven Speilberg pull this out of his ass or did it really happen this way?



Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:08:25 AM EST
Boringest movie ever made
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:10:45 AM EST
As accurate as they can be IMO. They obviously had to make up many of the private conversations but other than that it was accurate. Their portrayal of his wife were dead on from all of my readings and understanding of the type of person she was.

Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of Lincoln was also dead on, down to his reportedly high pitched raspy voice. As were the portrayals of his relations with the various members of his cabinet.

It was one of the most solid movies I've seen from a historical aspect.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:11:52 AM EST
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I absolutely loved it, as you can tell from above.

I don't need explosions to keep me happy.

John Adams is another one that was very accurate and an amazing record of history.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:12:05 AM EST
I really liked it. It was mercifully free of Speilberg's typical sentimental excesses.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:12:31 AM EST
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Surprisingly it did well in theatres.

And I say "surprisingly" because, historically, theatres were not Lincoln's strong point.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:13:12 AM EST
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Regardless of what I think of Lincoln, I thought the movie was good. As for historical accuracy, I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:14:26 AM EST
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Surprisingly it did well in theatres.

And I say "surprisingly" because, historically, theatres were not Lincoln's strong point.
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Originally Posted By raven:
Boringest movie ever made


Surprisingly it did well in theatres.

And I say "surprisingly" because, historically, theatres were not Lincoln's strong point.
what you did there...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:15:49 AM EST
Spielberg supposedly said it should have been a made for TV movie.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:16:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JAD762:
Originally Posted By raven:
Boringest movie ever made


Surprisingly it did well in theatres.

And I say "surprisingly" because, historically, theatres were not Lincoln's strong point.
what you did there...


I laughed too, good film, it's only boring if your a Michael Bay fan.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:16:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
I really liked it. It was mercifully free of Speilberg's typical sentimental excesses.
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I'm actually surprised he didn't change every mention of republican to walkie talkie.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:17:03 AM EST
There were some criticisms of the history in Lincoln. Apparently the movie showed at least one state as voting against the resolution when they really voted for it.

Also, Lincoln never toured a battlefield full of dead soldiers right after a battle as depicted in the movie.

There were some other criticisms I ran across, but I can't recall them now. Google could help, if your that interested.

As I posted when I saw the movie:

"I've now seen both "Lincolon" and "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter." One is an entertaining look at the 16th President that mixes fiction with known historical fact in an engaging and compelling story. The other, of course, is a film by Steven Spielberg."
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:18:45 AM EST
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Barely made through the first 20 minutes…awful.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:19:25 AM EST
I liked it. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a bunch of BS.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:20:14 AM EST
I think one of the biggest errors in the movie is showing that the Connecticut delegation was split on the 13th. In real life, every member of the Connecticut delegation voted "yes" for the 13th. In the movie, some of the delegation voted "no".
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:20:31 AM EST
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You should check out movies directed by Michael Bay, I hear they are good.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:34:32 AM EST
needs more vampire huntin'

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:36:21 AM EST
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needs more vampire huntin'

http://youtu.be/34x6m-ahGIo
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I loved that movie. Sat there with a bottle of whiskey and had a terrific time.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:36:34 AM EST
No boobies, no dual wield pistols, no zombies.


Pass
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:37:01 AM EST
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I think one of the biggest errors in the movie is showing that the Connecticut delegation was split on the 13th. In real life, every member of the Connecticut delegation voted "yes" for the 13th. In the movie, some of the delegation voted "no".
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This
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:39:21 AM EST
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I loved that movie. Sat there with a bottle of whiskey and had a terrific time.
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needs more vampire huntin'

http://youtu.be/34x6m-ahGIo


I loved that movie. Sat there with a bottle of whiskey and had a terrific time.



The book was better.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:41:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
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Yeah, i was shocked. I loved the part where the dem gets dressed down. "Are you wicked sir?" LOL!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:44:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Trebor:
There were some criticisms of the history in Lincoln. Apparently the movie showed at least one state as voting against the resolution when they really voted for it.

Also, Lincoln never toured a battlefield full of dead soldiers right after a battle as depicted in the movie.

There were some other criticisms I ran across, but I can't recall them now. Google could help, if your that interested.

As I posted when I saw the movie:

"I've now seen both "Lincolon" and "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter." One is an entertaining look at the 16th President that mixes fiction with known historical fact in an engaging and compelling story. The other, of course, is a film by Steven Spielberg."
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Where was that? I sure haven't noticed it in the ten times I've seen it.

I think you're mistaking the part where he is talking to the negro soldiers in the beginning? That was some time after the battle, not right after.
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Originally Posted By Billybob2002:
I think one of the biggest errors in the movie is showing that the Connecticut delegation was split on the 13th. In real life, every member of the Connecticut delegation voted "yes" for the 13th. In the movie, some of the delegation voted "no".
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Yeah, not a huge mistake IMO.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:45:34 AM EST
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I loved that movie. Sat there with a bottle of whiskey and had a terrific time.
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needs more vampire huntin'

http://youtu.be/34x6m-ahGIo


I loved that movie. Sat there with a bottle of whiskey and had a terrific time.

It was a fun movie as stupid as it was.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:46:32 AM EST
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That movie is FULL of inaccuracies in the way Lincoln was portrayed. In reality he was known for his racist jokes, loved to attend minstrel shows and up until his dying day in office was talking the the British and French trying to get them to agree to taking in ALL former slaves. He certainly wasn't pacing back and forth in the oval office concerned for the plight of the black man.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:51:02 AM EST
IIRC, when the 13th amendment passed there was a huge crowd in the street cheering and a band playing.....possibly confetti.

Seemed a bit .
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 11:59:10 AM EST
I made it thru about 20 minutes. Boring as fuck. Guess I am a dumb ass but have sat thru movies without boobs or gunfights in them just fine before.

I think you have to be a history buff of that era to appreciate it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:01:56 PM EST
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You didn't find the book compelling?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:04:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By LRShooter:
Just how historically accurate is this movie? I watched it the other night and admit I don't know the little details of how the 13th amendment came about but did Steven Speilberg pull this out of his ass or did it really happen this way?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPDSzdF0KA

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Probably at LEAST as accurate as the Vampire-hunter one. That liberal asshate Spielberg was involved---soooooo, take that for what you will.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:05:33 PM EST
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Banned





Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:08:55 PM EST
^^ Now that is entertainment!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:15:01 PM EST
Uh oh!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:17:37 PM EST
The mods must be pussyfooting around today
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:18:17 PM EST
Lol
That girl can take a fist


Cuntaclype or AnalFistageddon
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:20:26 PM EST
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Well damn IBTL
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:21:07 PM EST
7th.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:22:14 PM EST
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IN!!!

ETA: Lincolnpocalypse?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:22:42 PM EST
Boner time.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:22:46 PM EST
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Like a fist
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:29:48 PM EST
lmao

in
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:31:27 PM EST
In this one, too.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:33:59 PM EST
Dammi! What did I miss?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:38:58 PM EST
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A better version of Lincoln
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 12:40:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raven:
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No it's not.

Believe me, I've seen Much, Much more boring pictures.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:52:10 PM EST
I watched it by accident the other day and I really enjoyed it, so much so I watched it again.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:58:44 PM EST
Daniel Day Lewis is the man!

But that movie was horrible. Horrible i say.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:08:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BlueJames:
That movie is FULL of inaccuracies in the way Lincoln was portrayed. In reality he was known for his racist jokes, loved to attend minstrel shows and up until his dying day in office was talking the the British and French trying to get them to agree to taking in ALL former slaves. He certainly wasn't pacing back and forth in the oval office concerned for the plight of the black man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbFty9nZUac
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You obviously haven't read much about the real man.
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