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First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) looks with concern toward President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) as they sit in the theatre balcony.
First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) looks with concern toward President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) as they sit in the theatre balcony.
Influential Republican Party founder Francis Preston Blair (Hal Holbrook), President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Secretary of State William H. Seward (David Strathairn) confer about swift passage of the 13th Amendment.
Influential Republican Party founder Francis Preston Blair (Hal Holbrook), President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Secretary of State William H. Seward (David Strathairn) confer about swift passage of the 13th Amendment.
Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania (Tommy Lee Jones) is a fervent abolitionist.
Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania (Tommy Lee Jones) is a fervent abolitionist.

Thumbnail for Lincoln (2012) Lincoln (2012)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 83
Notable as: Biographical film, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Biographical film, War film, Historical fiction, DramaMain subject: slavery in the United StatesNarrative location: Washington, D.C.Runtime: 150 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: ChicagoDirector: Steven SpielbergScreenwriter: Tony KushnerBased on: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnMusic: John WilliamsCinematography: Janusz KamińskiStars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Hal Holbrook, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, James Spader, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Peter McRobbie Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven SpielbergStudio: 20th Century Fox, Imagine Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, The Kennedy/Marshall CompanyAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Academy Award for Best Production Design (Rick Carter)
Satellite Award for Best Film
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Janusz Kamiński)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (John Williams)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. The film was produced by Spielberg and his frequent collaborator Kathleen Kennedy. Filming began October 17, 2011, and ended on December 19, 2011. Lincoln premiered on October 8, 2012 at the New York Film Festival. The film was co-produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media and released theatrically in the United States by Touchstone Pictures in limited release on November 9, 2012, and in wide release on November 16. The film was released on January 25, 2013, in the United Kingdom, with distribution in international territories by 20th Century Fox.


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