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Watched "Lincoln" on Blu-ray this week. My first viewing and went in with pretty high expectations based on well... everything that's been said about the film and the performances. Overall, the movie doesn't disappoint. First and foremost, it's an actor's film and everyone brings there A-game including Spielberg and even John Williams who contributes one of his better (and more subtle) scores of the past couple decades. Daniel Day-Lewis certainly deserved his Oscar but Tommy Lee Jones is excellent in a supporting role and actually has one of the best moments in the film, imo.

It may take a good deal of patience to get through for some viewers bored by long stretches of dialog-driven scenes of political and personal drama but the conviction of everyone behind and in front of the camera almost immediately draws one in. Probably the lone complaint could be that Spielberg manages to inject a young boy perhaps a bit too intrusively into another one of his films.

The Blu-ray presentation looks very good but not really demo material and that's entirely due to how the movie was filmed. At first, the opening scenes seemed very murky, under saturated with almost crushed blacks. It quickly becomes apparent this was clearly the look Spielberg wanted and as the movie unfolds, an almost sepia tone beauty in many shots presents itself. The audio presentation is also good but again, it's a mostly dialog-driven film and it basically comes down to how clear and natural the actors come through in the mix and aside from a few scenes early in the film, no complaints.

Ultimately, this is Spielbergs best film since "Saving Private Ryan" (or arguably the under rated "Munich") and well worth a viewing.
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Watched "Lincoln" on Blu-ray this week. My first viewing and went in with pretty high expectations based on well... everything that's been said about the film and the performances. Overall, the movie doesn't disappoint. First and foremost, it's an actor's film and everyone brings there A-game including Spielberg and even John Williams who contributes one of his better (and more subtle) scores of the past couple decades. It may take a good deal of patience to get through for some viewers bored by long stretches of dialog-driven scenes of political and personal drama but the conviction of everyone behind and in front of the camera almost immediately draws one in. Probably the lone complaint could be that Spielberg manages to inject a young boy perhaps a bit too intrusively into another one of his films.

The Blu-ray presentation looks very good but not really demo material and that's entirely due to how the movie was filmed. At first, the opening scenes seemed very murky, under saturated with almost crushed blacks. It quickly becomes apparent this was clearly the look Spielberg wanted and as the movie unfolds, an almost sepia tone beauty in many shots presents itself. The audio presentation is also good but again, it's a mostly dialog-driven film and it basically comes down to how clear and natural the actors come through in the mix and aside from a few scenes early in the film, no complaints.

Ultimately, this is Spielbergs best film since "Saving Private Ryan" (or arguably the under rated "Munich") and well worth a viewing.

Thanks Partyslammer looking forward in recieving my copy soon.

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First and foremost, it's an actor's film and everyone brings there A-game including Spielberg and even John Williams who contributes one of his better (and more subtle) scores of the past couple decades.

Well that's good to know since his best work is now clearly behind him. I think one of his last good efforts was on Catch Me If Can. Otherwise most of his late scores are the usual overdone orchestral syrup all over the place. It's funny the recent comments of Ennio Morricone about Tarantino and his supposedly lack of taste when it comes to incorporating music in his movies (which I strongly disagree with but that's not this discussion). Because that's exactly what I think about Williams' work (his most recent work that is), too much of everything. Looking forward to watching Lincoln next week. smile.gif
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God forbid we have any of that in a movie these days. What, no exploding log cabins?

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God forbid we have any of that in a movie these days. What, no exploding log cabins?

Heh, exactly. In fact, one of this films' more intriguing parts is how Lincolns assassination is handled.
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God forbid we have any of that in a movie these days. What, no exploding log cabins?

Heh, exactly. In fact, one of this films' more intriguing parts is how Lincolns assassination is handled.

Dude!!!! Spoiler alert!!!!
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Dude!!!! Spoiler alert!!!!

Lol!
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Dude!!!! Spoiler alert!!!!

More spoilers...in TITANIC, the ship sinks

ARGO...they're freed!

SPARTACUS War of the Damned...Spartacus loses.

VALKYRIE...Hitler survives.

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS...oh wait.

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Everyone already knew the story.
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