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Interactive Civil War Photo Gallery
The Making of a CineCollage Film
Acting in a Green Screen World
The Music of Saving Lincoln
Director/Writers Audio Commentary
English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
Format: NTSC, 16:9 Widesrceen
Language: English, 5.1 Digital Sound
Based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) and his close friend, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), Saving Lincoln combines elements of theater and cinema to create a new visual world within vintage Civil War photographs. When the first assassination attempt occurs on the way to Washington in 1861, banjo-playing, pistol-wielding Lamon appoints himself Lincoln's bodyguard. From this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln's fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, soothes his friend's tormented soul, and saves him from repeated attempts on his life. Lincoln sends Lamon away on a mission shortly before the fateful night at Ford's Theatre, yet it is Lamon who redefines that tragic event in a surprising and uplifting manner. Saving Lincoln has been called "a new and different kind of cinematic experience…truly fascinating" (Film Journal International), as well as "brave, incisive, brilliant and entirely factual" (Harold Holzer, Lincoln author and authority).
"Moving, ingenious, original... an important film that must be seen"
- Michael Medved
"A film with personality...shows the human side of the President"
- Louis Saenz, NPR
"Breaking new ground"
"Visually innovative, superbly acted"
- Jeffrey Lyons
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I was disappointed. The story was ok but the acting and dialogue wasn't the best.Published 2 months ago by Akmfre
It was recommended to me by a Facebook friend, who is an author. That was enough for me to pay to watch it. Wow, what a great new view on Lincoln. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Someone who loves Pink!
I recommend every middle school English or History class watch this movie. It does a great job of explaining the life of Abraham Lincoln.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
No closed captioning, so I couldn't hear much of it. What I could follow seemed pretty good.Published 4 months ago by jno
I have been a Civil War amateur historian for 50 years and teach a class on Lincoln. I have a large library of Lincoln books and movies. This one was very disappointing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. N. Dohe
Absolutely dreadful. I really like Tom Amandes and Penelope Ann Miller and the using of actual civil war photographs intrigued me. I bought it the day of it's release. Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. R. Poe
I really enjoyed this different angle on Lincoln's life--told through the eyes of his bodyguard! Good acting and a fresh view of the great man!Published 5 months ago by Debbie Doyle