Lincoln (movie)

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Lincoln
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg
Kathleen Kennedy
Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis
Sally Field
David Strathairn
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jared Harris
Hal Holbrook
Tommy Lee Jones
Jackie Earle Haley
Stephen Henderson
Gloria Reuben
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Michael Kahn
Studio Reliance Entertainment
Participant Media
Amblin Entertainment
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Distributed by United States:
DreamWorks Studios through Touchstone Pictures
International:
20th Century Fox
Release date(s) October 8, 2012 (2012-10-08) (New York Film Festival)
November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09) (United States)
Running time 150 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50-65 million[1]
Money made $1,418,836[2]

Lincoln is a 2012 biographical war drama movie that is based on the life and events during the life of the 16th United States President Abraham Lincoln. The movie was made by Disney's Touchstone label, Dreamworks, and 20th Century Fox. The movie is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

About[change | change source]

Lincoln tells how President Abraham Lincoln's efforts, during January 1865, to take a passage for the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in the United States House of Representatives, which would finally ban slavery in the country. Expecting the Civil War to end within a month but concerned that his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation may be rejected by the courts once the war has stopped and the 13th Amendment defeated by the returning slave states. President Lincoln seeks help from his cabinet including the founder of the Republican Party Francis Preston Blair who can help congress vote yes on stopping slavery. As he talks about the Democrats saying no, Lincoln talks to Secretary of State William H. Seward about the problem of Democrats. As Thaddeus Stevens convinces the congress to vote yes on abolishing slavery, Union Army General Ulysses S. Grant received a surrender from Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Later on April 14, 1865, Lincoln has a final meeting with his cabinet and prepares to go to a play with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln. The movie ends when Lincoln's son receives the news when his father died after being shot while watching a play at Ford's Theater. As the movie ends it shows flashbacks of Lincoln's second inaugural address.

Cast[change | change source]

Release[change | change source]

As of November 22, 2012, the movie has made $32,291,000 from 1,775 theaters. The movie opened at 11 theaters with $944,308 and an average of $85,846 per theater. It opened at the #15 rank, becoming the highest opening of a movie with such a limited release.

Awards[change | change source]

The movie was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards includes: Best Musical Score for John Williams, Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones, for Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field, Best Screenplay for Tony Kushner, for Best Director Steven Spielberg, and for Best Movie. The movie only won one Golden Globe for Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Leading Actor.

The movie was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards that includes: Best Crew in a Motion Picture, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Sally Field and won two for Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Daniel Day-Lewis.

The movie was nominated for 12 Academy Awards some of them includes: Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score. Lincoln won the Academy Award for Best Production Design to Rick Carter and Jim Ericson.

DVD[change | change source]

Lincoln was be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on March 26, 2013 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. The release was produced in two different physical packages: a 2-disc combo pack (Blu-ray and DVD); and a 1-disc DVD.

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