Before my husband and I recently entered the movie theater to view the film titled simply, "Lincoln," I knew it would be an exceptional experience - foremost in my mind, of course, was the focus on our 16th President and his dedication to the passage of the highly controversial 13th Constitutional Amendment which would end the unjust and unequal mistreatment of this nation's African Americans.
To succeed in that epic struggle, during that terrible time (the year, 1865), required a leader of enormous courage and strength - that man, Lincoln, was brought to life by the film's director, Steven Spielberg, in a manner only someone with his skill and sense of history could achieve. He worked years creating a portrait of Lincoln, acted by Daniel Day-Lewis, That transcends time and space.
The result of their efforts (and countless others) was to allow the viewer to enter Lincoln's world. Almost magically, Day-Lewis became Lincoln - his portrayal came across throughout the film as authentic and, in the end, unforgettable.
It may be a very long time before I see another film that rises to the level of "Lincoln." One can always hope.