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View Diary: I Saw "Lincoln" And Wept (297 comments)

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  •  The script was based on Team of Rivals... (3+ / 0-)

    So it better match up with that!

    -Jay-
    
    •  Really not very similar to the book. (3+ / 0-)
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      Upper West, artmartin, ybruti

      The theses were the same: Lincoln's superb blend of principle and pragmatism, but the book had a very broad scope, incorporating biographies of Seward, Chase, Bates and to some degree Stanton, as well as Lincoln, before looking at Lincoln's full presidency.  That would have required a mini-series at least. From a dramatic standpoint, the focus on the 13th Amendment was inspired. Highlighting Thaddeus Stevens, a secondary figure in the book, was also a great idea.

      "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson

      by Blue Boomer on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:32:50 PM PST

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