“Forgotten Hollywood”- President Lincoln the Subject of Film

Posted on April 15, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Abraham Lincoln is the focus of two very special cinematic creations. The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford, is set for release nationwide this weekend.

   The story delves into the idea that the conspiracy to assassinate the president might have an untold story. Redford presents this notion: There may have been a person or two who escaped who were complicit in the crime. This film looks to have quite a compelling story.

TeamofRivals Book   After Lincoln’s demise, our country was placed in a chaotic situation. We know that the unfortunate call for Reconstruction in the South by President Andrew Johnson set in motion the rise in the popularity of the Ku Klux Klan, and the eventual  application of unfortunate Jim Crow laws for generations, which lasted into the middle of the 20th Century.

   Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg has cast a couple of two-time Oscar winners in a motion picture project based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which carefully examines the president’s relationship with his confidantes. Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field is set to play the president and Mary Todd Lincoln. The production will begin in the Fall, with an expected release in 2012.

   Raymond Massey, Henry Fonda, John Carradine, and Walter Huston are among the many actors who have played the 16th President of the U.S. in a staggering 212 classic movies. Like John F. Kennedy, the fascination with Lincoln continues to captivate the public…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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