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Steven Spielberg Amerika Syarikat, 2012

Zachary W's rating of the film Lincoln

Even more than in Spielberg's other work, the clash between the mundane and the mythological takes centre stage here. Day-Lewis grounds Lincoln as a quiet, determined, but deeply sad man. Lincoln the legend only ever appears through oratory or through Spielberg's purposeful reflection or framing, and always following a simple human moment. Lincoln is about family and politicking, but as art in cannot contain history.