In this five-part series, Lakefront Historian contributors respond to the critically acclaimed blockbuster Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis.
I found out about the movie Lincoln surprisingly recently. I honestly had not heard that this movie was being made until about two months ago, but once I found out about it I wanted to go see it. I love watching movies based on historical events, though I will admit that I haven’t seen as many of these movies as I would like. My first attempt to see the movie ended when I arrived at the theatre to find that it was sold out for four straight shows. That in itself sold me on the popularity of the movie even before seeing any box office figures. I had resigned myself to waiting several weeks to see Lincoln when I received a text message from theatre friend gushing about the technical aspects of the movie and encouraging me to go and see it – I went the next day.