Gore Vidal’s Lincoln
Cast: Sam Waterston, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By: Lamont Johnson
Run Time: 188 mins
The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln’s eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won’t fight and politicians who scheme to usurp him. His wife is driven to the edge of madness by the death of her son and her deteriorating mental health causes him great pain. But after a war more ferocious and bloody than anyone has imagines possible, Lincoln lives just long enough to see his vision realized before his life is cut tragically by an assassin’s bullet.