So, I went off to see Lincoln yesterday. I had planned on waiting for the DVD, but I’m glad I didn’t after all. Wow. Powerful movie. I can see why it won awards. I have to say though I preferred Tommy Lee Jones character over Daniel Day Lewis’ Lincoln. Both were splendid. I almost wish I hadn’t watched the featurette as they pointed out Sally Fields is 10 years older than Daniel Day Lewis, but Mrs. Lincoln was 10 years younger than Abe. I kept noticing… I have to say I was intrigued enough with the story line (fixated primarily on the passing of the 13th Amendment) that I would now like to read the book, “Team of Rivals.”
I would also like to learn more about Thaddeus Stevens. Such is the talent of Tommy Lee Jones.