The “Lincoln” script was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”. Kushner, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis discuss the making of the film.
“Lincoln” is a historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on Lincoln’s efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.
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Screenwriter Tony Kushner Talks “Lincoln” – discussion with Harvard students about writing script
When Tony Kushner started writing the screenplay for Lincoln five years ago, the film hardly had the look of a box-office hit.
No studio had made a movie about the president in 72 years, and when Kushner went to Hollywood to pitch his idea, he Continue reading