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"Lincoln" is an exceptional movie. There is not a movie out there that is in its league. It should sweep the Oscars in every category it is nominated for.
After seeing Mr. Lewis in Lincoln I might suggest the other four nominations, while good acting, are there because there are suppose to be five.
Pamelap12, I loved Lincoln, but I thik it is a bit of a stretch to say no other film is in it's league. It is my 2nd favorite movie this year. My favorite film, without seeing Zero Dark Thirty (which I will this weekend) or Silver Linings or Life Of Pi, so far this year is The Master. Cannot believe it is passed over here. A thought provoking movie about what life means and the choses one makes and doesn't make, it's a movie that gets people talking. After the movie, my buddy and I discussed for a while just what the film meant, we both enjoyed it, but were left with lots of questions, which in my opinion is the role of movies, to get us talking. So many people want an instant "pay off" in a movie, and that is why lot's of people dismissed this incredible film. Paul Thomas Anderson who directed this is one of the best directors in the business as evidenced by There Will Be Blood amongst other great movies. Just like "Drive" last year, this movie got no respect come Oscar time simply because it isn't the type of move Oscar loves. It is too original, too thought provoking and just not mainstream enough.
Percyroy12, great comments! I too am looking forward to seeing Zero Dark Thirty as well. I also agree the Academy fails to nominate some really outstanding films that are not mainstream enough, as well as movies are supposed to be thought-provoking. An example of why I enjoyed "Lincoln" so much is the scene where he is explaining to his cabinet why he needs the 13th Amendment to pass. Why it was so impactful is that it was delivered in cogent, lawyer-speak that presumed the audience had a brain and did not "dumb it down" so to speak. The speech made one think about the dynamics of his strategy, and I completely forget that Daniel Day-Lewis was playing Lincoln, but that I was witnessing Lincoln himself trying to convince others to embrace his strategy. That is why I deem "Lincoln" an exceptional movie, and every time I speak about this movie to others I recite that scene. In any event, enjoyed your comments. Happy Oscars!
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