Holbrook has a different take, but no subtitles on DVD.
Hal Holbook's twangy Southern-Illinois-Kentucky accent is probably a more accurate rendition of the way Lincoln sounded. I read that a contemporary mentioned that his voice sounded somewhat high-pitched and squeaky. The series concentrates on the more intimate aspects of his life and helps to bring his character to life. I remember watching it when it first was telecast and am happy that I could see it again on DVD. I do wonder if the last two episodes should be viewed in reverse order? Unfortunately the DVD has no subtitles which I find frustrating at my age. It seems strange to me that so many DVDs and Blu-rays of older movies lack subtitles, since a good portion of people who are interested in them are older and often have problems with hearing. The dialog in productions like this one is often very important and entertaining, not like so many of those adventure, action movies that we see so much of today. Fortunately, it seems, most of the older films and tv series offered on steaming platforms seem to be accompanied by optional subtitles.
- Feb 13, 2021
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