From what Sally Field is saying about new movie “Lincoln”, soon you’ll be asking yourself “What Would Lincoln Do?” Sally Field was so impressed with “Lincoln” that she says it is the kind of movie that makes you proud to be an American.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln” is a movie that aims to inspire viewers nationwide and make them appreciate how far America has come. The movie stars Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as First Lady Mary Todd. The new international trailer was released just ahead of Election Day, reminding Americans everywhere of the responsibility of voting and the power of democracy.
I’ve said it before, and I’m going to say it again: Abraham Lincoln is the closest thing to an actual superhero when it comes to actually making changes in politics. Sally Field seems to agree as she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column that the “Lincoln” biopic is the kind of movie that makes you feel proud as an American.
“You realize that there was always these two sides, these entrenchments, these idealistic visions of this side and this side, and they battle with each other, and won’t compromise so nothing can get done” Sally Field explains. “But in this one moment in time, this magnificent man knew something had to be done, otherwise the dream of the United States would be lost” she adds.
The Academy Award winner described “Lincoln” as a “beautiful piece in history” that reminds people “of the exquisite potential of what this country always has been”. It’s what makes you “so proud of it and to be here, and you want to fight for it again”. Well, with a message like that, the Lincoln premiere should have hit Washington ahead of Election Day, not three days later.
“I think the timing is the right way to go. Either way, the film, I think, will hopefully have some kind of soothing or even healing effect” the director confessed. “This is a good time to reintroduce Lincoln to the country in a period of time when the ground will still be smoldering after the first Tuesday in November” said Steven Spielberg.