Monday, November 19, 2012

Daniel Day-Lincoln --- Day 318

Walk: Chiropractic, Sundance Kabuki, Union Square
Distance: 4 miles

You already know Daniel Day-Lewis's acting is going to be excellent in Lincoln.  No, you know he is going to be superb or beyond.  But what you don't know is that his portrayal of Lincoln is stunning. Deeply moving in its subtle completeness; there is virtually no question in my mind I was looking at Lincoln himself.  So, going in,  ciwt was absolutely wrong about not liking Lincoln  - even though it actually was a bit stultifying (as predicted), contrived, difficult to track from time to time along with other imperfections.  But overall, the tenderness, humanity, vast and nerve-ending deep range of Lewis's portrayal of Lincoln hovered over the whole movie even when he wasn't on screen and kept me right there the entire 2.5 hours - and will not be forgotten.

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