Wow! I saw this film several weeks ago, but just haven’t gotten this blog post in. But I figured that with it up for so many awards tonight at the Oscars, I should go ahead and get this done.
I really liked this flick. I mean, seriously, this was a very well constructed piece. Performances were great. Need I say more than what has already been said by others about Daniel Day-Lewis or Sally Fields for that matter? But let me point out that the performances from the entire ensemble of actors were just fabulous. Really consistently good. Which leads me to Steven Spielberg. Clearly that man directed this film. I mean I was concerned that this was such a huge ensemble of characters that some of the other actors might not provide the kind of support I felt the leads deserved as a result of their work in honesty, depth and nuance. But, as I said, in my opinion the consistency was high – very high.
As I’m sure you know, Lincoln is up for Best … Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay. Rightfully so! I look forward to seeing the folks from Lincoln carry home quite a few of those little statues this evening.