I saw the new Lincoln movie tonight..it was - messianic. A good film..the ending was a bit truncated. You walk out wondering what this Christ guy had on Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis, who I've heard of but never seen in another movie, played on Oscar winning Lincoln who you couldnt help but love. He was the Everyfather; a kindly curmudgeon who wandered around the Statehouse in a blanket telling stories while sipping tea. Lots of other great actors in this film - like James Spader (who didnt impress) David Strathaim (of Sneakers fame) and Tommy lee Jones. I started the movie out saying the Jones was too typecast to play the role he got..but he surprised me. I think we can expect a sequel called "Grant".
At a certain stage the realization strikes through that one must either live outside of society's bonds or die of absolute boredom. There is no future or freedom in the circumscribed life and the only other life is complete rejection of the rules. There is no longer room for the soldier of fortune or the gentleman adventurer who can live both within and outside of society. Today it is all or nothing. To save my own sanity I chose the nothing.