Contest: Win Saving Lincoln From Pictures From the Fringe

Posted in: Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on June 18th, 2013

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Marie A
    07/26/2013 @ 9:33 pm

    He didn’t exchange his values for votes. He was a president for the people.

  2. Jaque R
    07/26/2013 @ 11:33 pm

    Lincoln was ethical and cared, that is what made him the great man he was. 🙂 Thank you.

  3. Michele Anne Jaquays
    07/27/2013 @ 9:00 am

    He had the courage and strenth to tackle big issues.

  4. shawna
    07/27/2013 @ 9:34 am

    He had good morals and was wise.

  5. Debra Hall
    07/27/2013 @ 10:34 am

    he was very kind and made time for the people

  6. kathy pease
    07/27/2013 @ 10:55 am

    For all he did to abolish slavery

  7. Erica C.
    07/27/2013 @ 11:10 am

    He made huge changes.

  8. James Coyne
    07/27/2013 @ 12:27 pm

    He was a strong leader

  9. Ed Nemmers
    07/27/2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Lincoln did a great Daniel Day-Lewis impression.

  10. Brenda Elsner
    07/27/2013 @ 1:42 pm

    He freed the slaves.

  11. Hope Rabi
    07/27/2013 @ 2:23 pm

    He preserved the union. He was a rare thing- an honest politician with heart and soul. He had a sense of humor although he shouldered enormous responsibility and suffered great tragedy in his life.

  12. Christian Alejandro
    07/27/2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Lincoln was willing to fight through one of the toughest storms to give freedoms that were deserved.

  13. Kari Flores
    07/27/2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Because normal citizens could relate to him.

  14. Lori Walker
    07/27/2013 @ 3:30 pm

    civil war president

  15. Bonnigene
    07/27/2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Lincoln was so iconic because he was president during the most tumultuous time in our nations history

  16. Todd Jordan
    07/27/2013 @ 8:03 pm

    He stood up to opposition and wouldn’t give up. He did the right and moral thing.

  17. Kristin Martinez
    07/27/2013 @ 8:32 pm

    abolised Slavery!!!

  18. Brittney House
    07/27/2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Because he abolished slavery.

  19. Mia McConnel
    07/27/2013 @ 9:14 pm


  20. Wayne Lecoy
    07/28/2013 @ 12:41 am

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win The
    Saving Lincoln DVD.
    In response to your question of
    Why do you think Lincoln was such an iconic president?
    My answer is Because he stood for what he believed in and
    abolished slavery.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  21. Melissa Snyder
    07/28/2013 @ 12:49 am

    The only person that was willing to stand up and face the problem of slavery.

  22. Irv
    07/28/2013 @ 12:59 am

    The Civil War, of course, coupled with Lincoln’s personal integrity.

  23. heather
    07/28/2013 @ 2:21 am

    I love Lincoln because he was strong and held to the Lord and did the right things in his life.

  24. Sheree
    07/28/2013 @ 3:04 am

    He wasn’t afraid to do things others thought was not a good idea, he stood up for what he believed in

  25. Marcy Strahan
    07/28/2013 @ 5:28 am

    He believed that all men/women were/are equal no matter their race creed or color or religion.
    He fought to end slavery !

  26. Pauline M
    07/28/2013 @ 9:29 am

    For Lincoln, honesty, integrity and ethical. Doesn’t happen much with politicians anymore.

  27. Buddy Garrett
    07/28/2013 @ 11:42 am

    I think he was iconic because he was a masterful politician. He knew how to sell himself.

  28. Mihaela D.
    07/28/2013 @ 11:48 am

    because he abolished slavery.

  29. Beverly Metcalf
    07/28/2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Lincoln was a great president and I think he always tried to do what was right for his country and it’s people. Thanks!

  30. mary gardner
    07/28/2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Because first and foremost he wanted to (and did) preserve the Union.

  31. Mallory Bailey
    07/28/2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I think he was great because he was so passionate about abolishing slavery…where would we be if he wasn’t so devoted?

  32. Erica Boscio
    07/28/2013 @ 2:51 pm

    He believed that all people were equal

  33. Michelle Tucker
    07/28/2013 @ 3:49 pm

    I think because he was so good at reading people and listening to what this country needed.

  34. Vikki Billings
    07/28/2013 @ 3:52 pm

    I believe that he is iconic because he made some really big moves as president. The biggest being freeing the slaves.

  35. Doug D.
    07/28/2013 @ 4:10 pm

    He was a true representative of the people. He represented the views and opinions of the public.

  36. Amy Woods-Smith
    07/28/2013 @ 4:57 pm

    He didn’t back down from his fight to abolish slavery.

  37. Sand
    07/28/2013 @ 5:07 pm

    Because of his integrity.

  38. Wendy Hark
    07/28/2013 @ 5:33 pm

    He fought hard to end slavery and he was a moral person.

  39. Gianna
    07/28/2013 @ 5:39 pm

    He also believed in states rights.

  40. vivian
    07/28/2013 @ 5:49 pm

    abolish slavery

  41. DanV
    07/28/2013 @ 6:02 pm

    He saved the republic and spread freedom

  42. Melissa B
    07/28/2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Had tough job during Civil War

  43. Chris
    07/28/2013 @ 9:17 pm

    Was a great leader

  44. Laurie Emerson
    07/28/2013 @ 11:34 pm

    He really believed that everyone should be treated equally and was truly a people’s president.