Bilbo?? I was thinking of another film which has a character named Bilbo coming out soon.
As for the film Lincoln, I have not seen it, but it does not surprise me that Hollywood would add some foul language for no good reason at all.
Spielberg also has Lincoln “defending” the post modern definition of “justice” that would have been roundly laughed at in the mid 1860’s.
Revisioniost history to protect a socialist agenda.
The Lincoln Administration was a profanity in and of itself.
I like historical movies as there is rarely any real cursing in them. Now the screen writers have made the ancients curse in modern drivel. I refuse to watch STARZ' SPARTACUS for that very reason.
The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish, and wicked practice, of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore little known in an American Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will, by example, as well as influence, endeavour to check it, and that both they, and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the blessing of Heaven on our Arms, if we insult it by our impiety, and folly; added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense, and character, detests and despises it.
Head Quarters, New York, August 3rd 1776. Parole Uxbridge. Countersign Virginia
― George Washington
I have not seen it, but I’m beginning to think it’s a propaganda film designed to change our opinion of (yet another) cultural hero.
It always strikes me as odd how modern filmmakers making period films are so extremely keen on getting the “visual” side of history and its accompanying mise-en-scene correct for their eras... yet don’t have the slightest regards for language, comportment, attitude, and worldview.
Comportment is particularly off, a lot of times in these historical-based films, with actors who just reek of a modern sensibility, and demonstrate it in the manner in which they walk and talk.
I have read many letters from soldiers in the field from that time period.
Not only is there a total absence of Cursing, but the handwriting is clean and legible, and the grammar is correct. A large vocabulary and an erudite means of self-expression seem to have been in abundance even in the simple, lonely thoughts of a common soldier.
While a man would have been less likely to curse in a letter to home, the general tone of the letters indicates a much higher plane of self-expression than what we have today.
I am convinced that there has been concerted and organized effort on the part of Hollywood to coarsen and debase our culture.
Haven’t seen the movie. But recently was reading about one of the Union generals (Reynolds?) who was especially renowned for his ability to swear a blue streak.
Remember Moochelle Obama saying we have to change our history?
I am not a customer of Hollywood or socialist media.
I can see Lincoln using "blast" and "accursed," even "damned" to mean cursed or condemned.
But "g*dd*m" and "sh*t" probably aren't things he said as president (what do I know, though?)
FWIW "Dadgummed" dates only to the 1940s according to the dictionary. "Dadburned" is authentic, going back to the 1820s.
Obama was compared to linclon, so now they’re revising linclon to fit Obama.