28 September 2011

The Conspirator (2011)

The debut film from the American Film Company, this tells the story of the trial and eventual execution of Mary Surratt, owner of the boarding house where the Lincoln assassination was planned.

Directed by Robert Redford, the film is well shot.  I'm by no means an expert on costumes and such, but the film seemed to be accurate in that regard.

As far as the historical accuracy of the movie... from what I know of the events surrounding the assassination, it seemed to follow along rather well.

Overall, I liked it.  I'm looking forward to the next projects from the American Film Company, 'The Arsenal' (John Brown and the Harper's Ferry raid) and 'Midnight Riders' (Paul Revere and gang)

For another view on this movie, please see this blog post:
Another look at 'The Conspirator'

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