Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (DL) - July 17, 2001 review

I saw the new show, and I have to say that I was very disappointed. They did a lot of what I refer to as "parlor tricks" - yes, they're stereo headphones, and isn't it neat that we can move sound from one side to another to make is sound like someone is walking back and forth, and make it sound like someone is whispering in your ear. I really felt like I was in HISTA, and I don't particularly enjoy that sort of thing.

We got there too late to see the new Walt Disney film, so we'll have to go back and see that. The preview film was ok, but I really didn't like the new Lincoln presentation. It seemed like they were trying to get people into the story more by having them take the place of Private Cunningham, but I think it totally took away from the wide scope of the problem. It wasn't just about individual soldiers getting hurt or killed in the war, it was about the massive nature of the war, completely dividing the country. I don't think you get any of that at all.

The Gettysburg speech is also not as affecting for me as the previous speech, especially with "Golden Dreams" at the end. And I know a lot of people didn't like the "Two Brothers" segment, but I happened to have really liked it a lot and thought it did a lot to tell the story.

Mr. Lincoln was always something I liked seeing from time to time.  I'm not sure how often I'll be visiting now.


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