Keith Harris of Cosmic America is angry about the way historians are criticizing Lincoln:
Time to vent. I have no need to name
names – you’ve read the reviews and you know who they are. But I swear
if I read one more historian’s erudite treatise attacking Spielberg’s Lincoln
for not delivering a comprehensive history of the abolition movement I
am going to light myself on fire and jump out a window into oncoming
traffic. So instead of doing that I think I will take a long winter’s
nap. It is an activity far less dangerous and far more interesting.
Here’s an idea for all scholars of history, American studies, or anyone
else who feels a burning desire to weigh in on this film. Why not write
about what Lincoln does do instead of what it doesn’t .
Okay here I go…
Wake me up when this is all over.
So what does Lincoln do well?