LINCOLN: A Booze Revooze Quick Shot

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Ramblings: Liberating

Final Proof: 4 Shots

4 shots

You know how you get drunk with a Gran? Before you even get there you start to worry because she’s old and you know you’re going to get more bored than a teetotaler on Spring Break in Cancun where what happens in Cancun stays in your subconscious but you’ve decided you’re going to do this so you load up and sit down. She’s nice enough at the beginning, well-mannered and elegant and as she gets her buzz on you start to get into her and her stories because she’s a damn good story teller and the stories she tells are interesting as are the people that populate them and then she hits her groove and you can’t help it, you’re getting turned on so you commit and get a lot deeper into her than you ever thought you would so by the time it’s over you’re happy, sweaty and more than a little amazed. That’s the way it was with Lincoln.

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“I can’t wait until electricity is invented.”

  • The history is interesting but i know how it ends
  • Nice from a movie making point of view but not extraordinary
  • Made politics remotely interesting
  • It doesn’t get better, but my appreciation of it does
  • A deeply American film, and i’m deeply American
  • i’m not sure the assassination added to the film. It’s not a biopic of his whole life after all.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

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After putting on her dress, Mary Todd realized she had to pee again.

Sex:

  • Sally Fields undressing to nightgown

Drink:

It’s a hundred miles to Richmond. Get him drunk so he can sleep.

-Holbrook’s wife to the servant putting him in a stagecoach

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“Please put your urine sample on the table, James Spader.”

  • Robert California [James Spader–his role in The Office was ‘Robert California’ and i couldn’t remember his real name while i was taking notes during the movie] drinks beer in a pub talking about getting dem[ocrat] support
  • Beer in a pub with planning
  • TLJ [Tommy Lee Jones] drinks whiskey in kitchen [during a] secret meeting with Lincoln
  • Lincoln offers Yeaman [!] a drink
  • A bottle of beer in the house

Rock & Roll: 

  • War fought with bayonets and fists
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The Last of the Abe Lincolns

Boring Technical Crap

Written by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (book), Tony Kushner (screenplay)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring

Daniel Day-Lewis – Abraham Lincoln

Sally Field – Mary Todd Lincoln

David Strathairn – William Seward

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Robert Lincoln

James Spader – W.N. Bilbo

Hal Holbrook – Preston Blair

Tommy Lee Jones – Thaddeus Stevens

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“I’ll just hold this pose–call the sculptor for my memorial.”

Bottom Line

Are you kidding? It has a character called “Yeaman”, of course you should see it.

Another Round

The Rod takes a swing at Lincoln

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