Eat your words about great film
SO, A Gleave of Trentham did not enjoy Lincoln because it had no battle action and was 'wordy' (Sentinel Letters, February 1).
Does he ever bother to read exactly what a film is about and what it entails before going to the cinema?
The film Lincoln is about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
It is a film about the man himself and how he led the U.S. through its most difficult miltary and moral crisis, the Civil War and the ending of slavery.
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He, against the odds, pushed through the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which finally freed slaves throughout the country – a massive achievement as the Southern States' economies were dependant on slave labour.
Spielberg's film shows the machinations going on in Washington at the time between the Republicans and Democrats and others and so necessarily had to show the discussions taking place.
Thus the film is 'wordy'. That is what the film is about. How Lincoln's political skill won through against fierce opposition.
It is not a war film, it is absolutely brilliant.