Saturday, January 29, 2011

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln- 1930, starring  Walter Huston and Una Merkel
He says- Huston is excellent is this sincere but static biography of Lincoln; can't match Griffith's silent masterpieces.  2 and a half stars.

I say- wow, I was so excited today to watch a movie about Abraham Lincoln from 1930!  What better way could I spend this morning?  Oh wait, anything would have been better!  You know you're in for a treat when there's a disclaimer stating "this movie has been restored best it could, and is missing reels and sound in some spots.  Anyway, this movie jumped around A LOT.  Like he leaps from the death of his first sweetheart to all of a sudden becoming a respected politician.  In one scene, the makeup is so bad he looks like a transvestite.  1 star.

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