I am sorry about the lack of posts this week. This week I got caught up putting the final on a few projects, which left little time for anything else. A friend came to my office earlier today and asked if I wanted to see Lincoln again tomorrow, to which I gave a big yes. The Hayfoot and I had actually planned on going to the big screen this week, but things got away from us. I think she wants to see Daniel Day-Lewis again in December.
The Civil War on film is a topic in and of itself. There is no doubt in my mind that Spielberg’s Lincoln join D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind in our canon of popular culture. It is certainly the event so far of the sesquicentennial, and I don’t see anything supplanting it between now and 2015.
People have been asking me how true to events the Lincoln film is, to which I always answer “Don’t worry about it.” It is a feature film, not a documentary. Asking or expecting a movie to be true to life is asking too much. Just go see it and enjoy. Then, if you are interested, delve into subject. The film gives a lot to think about, but it’s not spinach. Artistically and creatively it is fully realized and should be experienced in a theater surrounded by others. See it while you can.