Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lincoln

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                 
Directed by:    Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by:  Tony  Kushner                                                               

Starring:         Daniel Day-Lewis
                        Sally Field
                        David Strathairn
                        James Spader
                        Hal Holbrook
                        Tommy Lee Jones

Running time : 150 minutes                                                                                 
Based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln'.
                                                   
Time Magazine devoted a cover to Daniel Day Lewis' craggy profile as Lincoln.  Critics have written hundreds of words of praise for every aspect of the film.  At the time of writing this article, nominations for every award imaginable have been received.  So all that remained after digesting this panegyric was a personal assessment.   And quite simply, in Back Chat's opinion, this is a film at which to wonder.  Wonder at the mastery of Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of Lincoln.  Wonder at the superb performances of supporting actors and wonder at cinematography and screenplay that are beautifully and miraculously wedded.

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I would love to know your reactions to this cinematic experience.  Do let me know.  You may like to leave a comment on Back Chat or email me at les@leslieback.co.za .  I look forward to hearing from you.