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

Sent to me by Robert McNamara from - The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.) 1845-1918, December 14, 1859. Worth fighting a bloody civil war over.
Posted On 02 Dec 2012

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

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...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012

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

“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...
Posted On 28 Nov 2012

The State of the Race: At War, In Love

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...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012

Spielberg, Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg Dedication, Livestream

Now speaking on the life of Lincoln, Spielberg.
Posted On 19 Nov 2012

Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V

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....
Posted On 18 Nov 2012
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Tony Kushner on Colbert

“Is Lincoln sexy?” “Absolutely … HUGE feet” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
Posted On 15 Nov 2012

Oscar Bits and Bites

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...
Posted On 11 Nov 2012

Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln

Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens after the cut.
Posted On 10 Nov 2012