did anyone fall asleep during Lincoln?

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  1. Diogenes1

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    1. the film was too slow, and not slow in a Bela Tarr/Tarkovsky sense, but in a sense of forced dialogue replete with actorly accents and pseudo-dramatic posturing, like watching American actors on stage doing Hamlet, but without the blood.

    2. the film lost me after the soldiers were reciting to Lincoln

    3. It made me bail even more at the annoying characterization of Mary Todd Lincoln played by Sally Fields. Again, she looked like someone acting.

    so, if it wins tonight . . . there is no hope for Hollywood.

    Thank God for indie films.
     
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    i loved every second of it

    Daniel Day Lewis was amazing to watch
     
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    he is, no knock on DDL - but the rest of the actors reek of costume drama dreck
     
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    I'm waiting for its PPV release so I can all asleep on my coach.
     
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    No, but I fell asleep reading your post about Lincoln.
     
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    forced wit isnt your forte, is it?
     
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    Forced?
     
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    I fell asleep looking up forte
     
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    oh, that was carefully crafted wit?
     
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    When we fought in da' war, we all stayed in da' walls of our forte.
     
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    I know a poster named BigForte
     
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    Just telling you the truth. I fell asleep reading your post.
     
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    then you should thank me
     
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    forced wit isnt your forte, is it?
     
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    I heard he dies in the end
     
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    'twasn't wit
     
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    exactly - if they showed his presidential noggin getting sprayed out with brain matter splattering Victorian gowns, Sally Field's face and across the stage a la Walking Dead, they they'd have a winner right there.

    Like Oliver Stone did with JFK.
     
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    I've seen the extended trailer. To me it looks fascinating :eek:
     
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    that's because the trailer, even in extended form, isn't 2+ hours of endless dramatizing and monologues.
     
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    :bored: