For my twentieth Film Friday, I am going to write about a movie that I really enjoy watching. I am going to write about a movie that deals a lot with what today is in history. I am going to write about the epic 2012 movie, Lincoln.
The movie follows the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln in March of 1865, as the Civil War is a month away from ending. It follows his trials in Congress and the House of Representatives, trying to get the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments passed to free the slaves.
The movie also follows in a smaller part, the Secretary of State William Seward, in his attempts to court the Democratic members of the House and Congress. In the later parts of the film, it shows Lincoln talking with representatives of the Confederate States of America, Lincoln talking with General, and future 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, on April 3rd, 1865, about impending surrender, and then the eventual surrender by General Robert E. Lee to Grant, at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865.
The movie ends with Lincoln having a cabinet meeting on April 14th, 1865, when First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln comes in and tells him that they need to be getting to the play, Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre that night. It then cuts to Tad Lincoln seeing another play in Washington D.C., hearing the news that his father had been shot. It then cuts back to Lincoln dead inside of the Petersen House, where Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages." It then flashes back to his second inaugural address given just weeks earlier, with all of the hopes and dreams in that speech shattered, and then the film ends.
If you are a history buff like me, then you will love this film. This film is one of my favorite historical movies. Whenever it is on, I am always watching it. Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents, so I love to watch things on him. I will put a few clips down below, for you all to enjoy!
I hope that you are all able one day to watch the film, and enjoy it as much as I do!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this film? If you have seen this film, did it change your opinion on Abraham Lincoln?
Quotes of the Day: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin
"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." - Pearl Bailey
"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh
(I know I could have, and should have picked some Abraham Lincoln quotes, but the quote website that I use had all quotes pertaining to tax day today. Good job Quotes.com!)