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Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”

Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”

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Sent to me by Robert McNamara from - The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.) 1845-1918, December 14, 1859. Worth fighting a bloody civil war over.

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

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There isn’t anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how many screenwriters there are in Los Angeles (rumor has it, there are more screenwriters here than people), there are precious few of them who can lay it down in any meaningful way. If the director picks a good writer and a solid script there is less distance to bridge between the written word and great…

GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

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“Slavery sir? It’s done.” Hoping to scrape whatever’s left of their dignity off the floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third ranking House Republican is bringing Spielberg’s film to DC so that perhaps the Grand Old Party could be reminded of when it was once a driving force for real change instead of a reach-around to religious fanaticism. According to CNN, this isn’t the first time , has tried to help…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

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So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let others succeed; So the multitude comes, even those we behold, To repeat every tale that hath often been told. –A poem President Lincoln loved enough he once said about it, “I would give all I am worth, and go in debt, to be able to write so fine a piece as I think that is”…

Spielberg, Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg Dedication, Livestream

Spielberg, Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg Dedication, Livestream

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Now speaking on the life of Lincoln, Spielberg.

Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V

Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V

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I saw Lincoln yesterday with some apprehension. I’ve been waiting to see this film since it was announced over a year ago. I remembered however how much I had anticipated War Horse and how disappointed I was after seeing that film. I was apprehensive about the length of Lincoln. Two and half hours is a long time. I had called a friend to go with me to see Lincoln, the…

Tony Kushner on Colbert

Tony Kushner on Colbert

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“Is Lincoln sexy?” “Absolutely … HUGE feet” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

Oscar Bits and Bites

Oscar Bits and Bites

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Over at In Contention, Kris Tapley points out in his tech support column that the movie Skyfall has three potential Oscar contenders who, between them, have a total number of 34 Oscar nominations with zero wins. Roger Deakins, 9 Oscar noms for cinematography, 0 wins. Thomas Newman, 10 Oscar noms for original score, 0 wins. Greg P. Russell 15 Oscar noms for sound, 0 wins. Jeff Wells declares, “Lincoln hasn’t…

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

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Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln

Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln

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Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens after the cut.