By Mark S. Reinhart
President Lincoln is the main usually portrayed American old determine within the background of the movie and tv arts, having been featured in approximately three hundred productions because the beginning of the movie medium. during this paintings, entries hide every one movie, documentary and tv portrayal of Lincoln, supplying crucial solid, construction and unlock info, and a dialogue of every work's ancient accuracy and creative benefits. This up-to-date version presents statement on all new motion pictures produced in recent times, in addition to dozens of prior motion pictures, equivalent to The competition, Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Lincoln (1929), that weren't lined within the unique version.
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Additional resources for Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television, 2d ed.
The production is unusual because, unlike most other elementary Lincoln screen documentaries, it does not utilize any period photographs or artwork to tell Lincoln’s story — instead, its visuals consist entirely of modern, rather simplistic paintings. The paintings are accompanied by offscreen narration and voice-only portrayals of Lincoln and other Civil War historical ﬁgures such as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Strangely, Abraham Lincoln does not feature the voice of a single actor as Lincoln — several distinctly different voices read passages from Lincoln’s speeches and letters.
Though the historical content and pacing of its script is rather pedestrian, Abraham Lincoln’s novel visuals make it slightly more interesting than many other similar educational screen works. Abraham Lincoln (1987) Lincoln: David Ogden Stiers. Other Cast: Ed Quinlan (Stephen Douglas), Jon Walmsley (Guard), Peter Mins (William H. Seward), Babbie Green (Mary Todd Lincoln), Wade Crow (Tad Lincoln). Creator: Jill Siegal. Producers: Jill Siegal, Stacy Diehl. Director: Jim O’Neil. Screenplay: Keith Tuber.
Other Cast: Gene Lockhart (Stephen Douglas), Ruth Gordon (Mary Todd Lincoln), Mary Howard (Ann Rutledge), Dorothy Tree (Elizabeth Edwards), Harvey Stephens (Ninian Edwards), Minor Watson ( Joshua Speed), Alan Baxter (Billy Herndon), Howard da Silva ( Jack Armstrong), Maurice Murphy ( John McNeil), Clem Bevans (Ben Battling), Herbert Rudley (Seth Gale), Roger Imhof (Mr. Crimmin), Edmund Elton (Mr. Rutledge), George Rosener (Dr. Chandler), Trevor Bardette ( John Hanks), Elisabeth Risdon (Sarah Lincoln), Napoleon Simpson (Gobey), Aldrich Bowker ( Judge Bowling Green), Louis Jean Heydt (Mentor Graham), Harlan Briggs (Denton Offut), Andy Clyde (Stage Driver), Leona Roberts (Mrs.
Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television, 2d ed. by Mark S. Reinhart