A Steven Spielberg movie about Abraham Lincoln suggests a nearly unavoidable final scene, with John Williams' ear-pounding score reaching its heart-breaking conclusion while I pull tissues by the handful out of the Kleenex box that I brought...but...while most of his movies end like that, they don't all end like that. In fact, Munich, written by Tony Kushner (who won an Oscar for his screenplay), wasn't like that at all: Williams' score was uncharacteristically subtle and delicate, and Kushner's ending was allusive and thoughtful. And they're all together again! Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones, the trailer suggests reverent veneration, but I'm hoping for much, much more. Come on along, but bring some Kleenex just in case...:)
Tickets are available at the Landmark website. I'm in L1.
Dinner before the movie is posted separately.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award(R) winner Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.