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I loved Ken Burns, The Civil War too. It was from that miniseries, I learned of the existence of Mary Chesnut's Civil War. It is a collection of diary entries about the Civil War written by an upper class southern lady. it is insightful and occassionally funny. Great stuff!
The more I consider Daniel Day-Lewis's performance as Lincoln, the more I appreciate the man's genius. Had it been any other actor than Day-Lewis in the Lincoln role, I would have thought the wonder of his performance was the result of the not uncommon confluence of the performance of a lifetime in the role of a lifetime. Think Halle Berry in Monster's Ball or Cliff Robertson in Charly. But Day-Lewis proved that his Lincoln performance wasn't a fluke with his equally wonderful work in his other two Oscar winning roles in My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood. Day-Lewis may be our greatest living actor. I am assuming he will win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Lincoln but if he doesn't it will have been the biggest robbery since the Brinks job.
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