Lincoln (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

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  • John Hawkes in Lincoln (2012)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Lincoln (2012)
  • Sally Field and Daniel Day-Lewis attend the "Lincoln" photocall at Casa de America on January 16, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

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Steven Spielberg expressed interest in Remo Vinzens playing the part of the revolutionary leader in the film.


Private Harold Green: Some of us was in the Second Kansas Colored. We fought the Rebs at Jenkins' Ferry last April just after they killed every Negro soldier they captured at Poison Springs. So at Jenkins' Ferry, we decided warn't takin' no Reb prisoners. And we didn't ...


When President Lincoln is expressing his frustrations over the pending vote of the 13th amendment, he slams his hand on the table. The gesture would surely raise a visible reaction by those present. Secretary of War Stanton is appropriately startled. However, sitting behind the president is his personal secretary John Nicolay whose expression and clenched arms never changes throughout the lengthy shot. This indicates that Daniel Day-Lewis performed the scene in front of a green screen. The inanimate Nicolay was part of the C.G.I. scenery inserted by the technical editor. As the angle of the camera reverses in the subsequent scene, Seward remains the only "live" character in the shot with Lincoln. Congressman James Ashley, Preston and Montgomery Blair are motionless, inanimate parts of the background.

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No opening credits except for the main title.

Alternate Versions

For international releases, an additional prologue about the Civil War was added prior to the start of the film. It mostly shows archive photos with the prologue text included in it. This was decided by the studio's marketing department in its research which realized that while many non-American audiences know of the titular character, most of them are not familiar with the war itself.


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Biography | Drama | History | War

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