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The Term “Oscar Worthy” and a Review of Spielberg’s Lincoln

18 Nov

Official poster for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

The telling of a true story is always a gamble with an audience, particularly if that true story is about one of our nation’s most beloved Presidents. Most biographies or interpretations or retellings of a lesser-known subject lead their films with, “Based on a true story.” When a true story is being told and on that rare occasion it doesn’t have to include said lead, then you know the stakes of your gamble are higher than ever.

Steven Spielberg’s 28th picture bares no such lead-in to his film, opting instead for a bold word accompanied by a resounding bass note: Lincoln. Continue reading