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The Joker hospital scene is the chaotic brain of The Dark Knight script. 'I'm an agent of chaos'. By Kevin Lincoln Jul 18, , am EDT. This was shot at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx – not the current Lincoln A meeting is arranged, and he's picked up in front of Jack Dempsey's, It's on that access road where they shot The Godfather's tollbooth scene. x. Julie Uribe (from left), Harman Dosik and Sara Khalil meet before the Its hospital scenes, where much of the movie is focused, were filmed on.
P53—54 Lincoln consoles his wife over the death of their son Willie, whose loss 3 years earlier she still mourns. P54—58 In spite of her sorrow, Mary Lincoln rises to the occasion, radiates charm, at the reception.
She also deploys her wit and her Kentucky accent to charm and mock some politicians, including Thaddeus Stevens, who, in times past, criticized her spending and suspected her of Southern sympathies.
P60 An argument Lincoln has with Robert about enlisting is interrupted by a message that the shelling of Wilmington harbor has begun. P61—63 In the telegraph office, Secretary of War Stanton impatiently waits for news about Wilmington. He stomps out in order not to hear Lincoln tell another of folksy story as he patiently waits. The news arrives that Wilmington has fallen — P64—66 — but with many causalities.
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Meanwhile, debate rages on the floor of the House. P67—68 A key lame duck representative vacillates in voting for the amendment, so the political operative assigned to him makes an offer he finally cannot refuse.
And risk their losing those already obtained. Grant keeps the peace commissioners cooling their heels, rejecting their terms. P71—72 Lincoln and Seward ponder the horns of the dilemma they are trapped between: P72—76 After pondering the human toll of the war as he pardons yet another soldier, Lincoln gives a telegraph operator a message to tell Grant to convey the peace commissioners to Washington.
But after reflecting on the principle of equality, Lincoln reconsiders, amends the message to have them conveyed only as far as Hampton Roads. P81—82 Lincoln visits an army hospital with Robert. Despite the human suffering he sees, the butchered body parts, Robert insists he will enlist.
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The argument builds to a climax: P84—86 The showdown with Mary after Lincoln gives Robert his consent to enlist. Even though he will be posted far from the front line, she is distraught. This precipitates the climax of the conflict, the disunity, in their relationship focused around the death of Willie. P88—91 At last, Lincoln gets personally involved as the battle for votes comes down to the finish line.
P94—99 Lincoln brings the full force of his office and personality to bear on securing the remaining votes.
P99— The day of reckoning: But it is delayed when a leading opponent reveals that the peace commissioners are on their way to Washington. P— Lincoln sends a note assuring the House that there are no peace commissioners in Washington.
P— Voting begins… and after stringing out the voting for all the historical and histrionic drama its worth… the amendment passes by two votes. P— The winners celebrate. P— Lincoln meets with the peace commissioners in Hampton Roads. Lincoln does the math for them: P— Lincoln visits the ruins of Petersburg, Virginia and confers with General Grant on post-war issues.
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P— Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox. The war is over. P— On a buggy ride through spring time Washington, the Lincolns look forward to happier times. P— At another theater, Tad Lincoln screams in horror when it is announced that the President has been shot.
P— He belongs to the ages. P— The movie closes with a flashback: Lincoln delivering his Second Inaugural Address. What stands out to you about it from a structural standpoint?
We zero in on the major plot points in Lincoln. Peterson thought the film should have shown them recording the meetings. There's a reason that William H. Seward — Lincoln's secretary of state, played by David Strathairn — disappears at the end of the film.
The plot to kill Lincoln also included simultaneous, but failed, attempts on the life of Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson by John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators. Recovering from injuries suffered in an accident, Seward was at home, resting in bed when assassin Lewis Powell showed up to kill him. Powell's gun misfired, and he had to fight his way past Seward's children and guards to leap on the bed and stab Seward in the face and neck repeatedly.
Thinking he had killed Seward, he fled and was later captured and executed. All five of the wounded, including Seward, survived. All this was probably too much of a tangent to portray in the movie.
At one point in the film, Gen. Grant tells Lincoln, "Sir, you look 10 years older than you did a year ago. Peterson strongly doubts that happened. Besides, he notes, "The Gettysburg Address wasn't appreciated much at the time. The other guy who spoke at Gettysburg spoke for two hours. Lincoln's speech was criticized by the press for being too short. It was later, in looking over the great things Lincoln did, that people talked about that speech. That's why there were few counterattacks.
Lincoln did go down there to Petersburgthough. He always visited the hospitals. Then he would have nightmares about it. If you have not seen the movie, you probably should skip this paragraph: At the end of the movie, we see Thaddeus Stevens, a powerful Republican congressman, superbly played by Tommy Lee Jones, climb into bed with a black woman, actually, a quadroon or one-quarter black. Her name was Lydia Smith. As Peterson explains, "It was common knowledge — he had never hidden it. She was a widow and she was free.
She had been married to a white man who had passed away. He adopted her children. He never married her — she was a common-law wife. She was in his will.