I never knew who Lincoln was, never knew his capability, never knew his management skills, heard that he was articulate but never knew much about him. One fine day Daniel day Lewis showed me exactly who Lincoln was and Steven Spielberg exaggerated the picture giving me a clear view.
Spielberg has always been one of my favorite and this movie just like most of his others justified why he should be one of my favorite. But with all honesty I must admit that in this movie, more than Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis is the one who scored the points. The mans charismatic acting as one of the best and the favorite President of the United States of America was fulfilled to perfection and none could have done it better. For those who have not physically seen Lincoln for real need not worry as Lewis has shown the man to us.
When I watched the movie I thought. So, this is how Lincoln would have walked. This is how Lincoln talked and this is how Lincoln would have expressed his emotions. Beyond any doubt I can say that Daniel Day Lewis had carried the entire movie in his shoulders with his fascinating performance.
The other important aspect of the movie which I liked was the dialogues. A height of intelligence has been showed by the way the dialogues have been sculpted. A few of my favorites are.
What's the use of knowing true north when the compass does not give advice about the swamp or desert that you'll encounter along the way?
Are we fitted in the times we are born in?
Democracy is not chaos. There is a great deal of strength in people's union.
There are multiple instances in the film which showed how much he cared for the people and freedom. Freedom being one of my favorite policy and ingredient in life I enjoyed that.
One of the most attractive feature in Daniel Day Lewis's performance was his voice. The way in which the personal and political life of Lincoln have been depicted is simply intelligent.
Each and every other person have to fulfilled their roles in a great manner. Their roles too are justified. One of the best scenes in the movie is the black glove scene which takes place a few minutes before the end. The scene can be understood in several ways. A great example of Spielberg's direction.
For his performance Daniel Day Lewis got the Golden Globe and with all my heart I want him to win the Oscar too.