History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

26th Apr '17 12:19:09 PM Golondrina
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* In 1935's ''Film/TheLittlestRebel'', Virgie (ShirleyTemple) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTMTfM_aZ-c visits Lincoln]] (Frank Mc_Glynn Sr.) asking him to pardon her dad and a sympathetic Union colonel, who are falsely accused of spying and sentenced to death.

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* In 1935's ''Film/TheLittlestRebel'', Virgie (ShirleyTemple) (Creator/ShirleyTemple) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTMTfM_aZ-c visits Lincoln]] (Frank Mc_Glynn Sr.) asking him to pardon her dad and a sympathetic Union colonel, who are falsely accused of spying and sentenced to death.
25th Mar '17 8:13:20 AM JamesAustin
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25th Mar '17 8:11:44 AM JamesAustin
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->''"[[{{Irony}} The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here]], but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us葉hat from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion葉hat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain葉hat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom預nd that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."''
-->-- '''Abe Lincoln''', '''''The Gettysburg Address'''''

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->''"[[{{Irony}} The ->''"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here]], here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us葉hat from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion葉hat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain葉hat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom預nd that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."''
-->-- '''Abe '''Abraham Lincoln''', '''''The Gettysburg Address'''''



* Creator/DWGriffith's next-to-last film was the {{Biopic}} ''Film/AbrahamLincoln'' (1930). Pretty stagey overall, and heavily fictionalized, but it has its moments.

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* Creator/DWGriffith's next-to-last film was the {{Biopic}} ''Film/AbrahamLincoln'' (1930).''Film/AbrahamLincoln1930''. Pretty stagey overall, and heavily fictionalized, but it has its moments.
21st Mar '17 6:13:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' the statue from the Lincoln Memorial comes to life.

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* In ''NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' the statue from the Lincoln Memorial comes to life.
18th Mar '17 9:18:44 PM CaptEquinox
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* Abraham Lincoln was summoned to take part in a duel to the death between good and bad factions in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain". Sadly, he was among the first to die.

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* Abraham Lincoln was summoned to take part in a duel to the death between good and bad factions in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain". Played by Lee Bergere, he spoke in a pleasant low tenor or high baritone voice, avoiding the booming stereotype. Sadly, he was among the first to die.
12th Feb '17 11:36:43 AM JulianLapostat
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* In the 1939 film, ''[[Film/YoungMrLincoln Young Mr. Lincoln]]'', he's portrayed by Creator/HenryFonda.
* Tyler Durden of ''Film/FightClub'' wants to fight him, because he's a big guy, with big reach. And besides, skinny guys fight 'til they're burger. He becomes an unlockable character in the Video Game version.

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* In the 1939 film, film by Creator/JohnFord, ''[[Film/YoungMrLincoln Young Mr. Lincoln]]'', he's portrayed by Creator/HenryFonda.
* The 1954 ''The Tall Target'' by Creator/AnthonyMann deals with a Private Detective (played by Dick Powell) trying to stop an assassination attempt on Lincoln on his journey to the White House for his inauguration in 1860. He's mentioned throughout the film and [[spoiler:appears in the very last shot, weary and tired at having dodged the bullet, with the obvious {{Futureshadowing}} by the film's mise-en-scene underlying that [[TheHeroDies one day his luck]] would run out]].
* Tyler Durden of ''Film/FightClub'' wants to fight him, because he's a big guy, with big reach. And besides, skinny guys fight 'til they're burger. [[note]]Since Lincoln was a wrestler and a genuine tough guy, he would have undoubtedly decked the floor with him and other members of Fight Club[[/note]] He becomes an unlockable character in the Video Game version.



* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.

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* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. This fit with the views, in the South, that Lincoln would have gone easier on the South than the Radical Republicans such as Thaddeus Stevens (who are outright demonized here and in later films).[[note]]Lincoln was not radical at all but by the start of his second term came to realize that JerkassHasAPoint and in a speech just before his death expressed support for black suffrage. John Wilkes Booth was in the audience for that, and that served as one of many triggers for Lincoln's death[[/note]]
6th Feb '17 6:38:00 AM Doug86
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* In a ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' comic the third doctor gave Abe Lincoln advise on how to win the battle of Gettysburg.

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* In a ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' comic the third doctor Third Doctor gave Abe Lincoln advise advice on how to win the battle Battle of Gettysburg.
13th Jan '17 8:52:42 PM Mullon
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It is also relevant, if somewhat uncomfortable to admit, that Lincoln was by today's standards a racist. He considered blacks to be less intelligent than whites. Though he was abolitionist, he was willing at least in principle to allow slavery to continue, if only because it was constitutionally protected in established states, believing that it would end on its own if it could be kept from spreading. Early in his Presidency he said that he would back any solution to the slavery question that preserved the Union, whether it was freeing all the slaves, freeing none of them, or freeing some and leaving others enslaved. but he had already chosen option 1 by then apart from exempting the Border States initially. His anti-slavery views became stronger over time, however, eventually crystallizing in two famous quotes: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free," and "Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

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It is also relevant, if somewhat uncomfortable to admit, that Lincoln was by today's standards a racist. He considered blacks to be less intelligent than whites. Though he was abolitionist, he was willing at least in principle to allow slavery to continue, if only because it was constitutionally protected in established states, believing that it would end on its own if it could be kept from spreading. Early in his Presidency he said that he would back any solution to the slavery question that preserved the Union, whether it was freeing all the slaves, freeing none of them, or freeing some and leaving others enslaved. enslaved, but by then he had already chosen option 1 by then apart from exempting the Border States one, though border states had exemption initially. His anti-slavery views became stronger over time, however, eventually crystallizing in two famous quotes: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free," and "Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
11th Dec '16 7:56:25 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:300:"A house divided against itself cannot stand."]]

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9th Nov '16 10:49:20 AM ZimFan89
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* In the ''Literature/PresidentsVampire'' series, the bullet that killed Lincoln is used by Marie Laveau in the voodoo ritual that binds [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Nathaniel Cade]] to the service of the office of the President.
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