History Film / TheConspirator

6th Mar '16 1:02:21 PM GothicProphet
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Mary is hanged]].


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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The epilogue in the film reveals that John was tried and set free and Aiken left the law and became the first editor of the Washington Post. The director's commentary reveals a bit more about what happened to the characters: [[LaserGuidedKarma Stanton is fired, the President is impeached]], John had seven children ([[DeadGuyJunior two of whom he called]] [[spoiler: Mary]]), and [[DownerEnding Aiken died at 43]].
13th Jan '16 4:00:01 PM backpack
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* BasedOnATrueStory: Very accurate in its depiction of events. The primary departure is in the character of Aiken. The real Aiken was 55 years old at the time of the trial and a Democratic Party activist that had strong Southern sympathies. He also had a co-counsel named John W. Clampitt who helped him at the trial after Johnson stepped aside. Additionally, there is little evidence that Stanton strong-armed the commission into returning a death sentence against Surratt.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Very accurate in its depiction of events. The primary departure is in the character of Aiken. The real Aiken was 55 years old at the time of the trial and a Democratic Party activist that had strong Southern sympathies. He also had a co-counsel named John W. Clampitt who helped him at the trial after Johnson stepped aside. Additionally, there is little evidence that Stanton strong-armed the commission into returning a death sentence against Surratt.
24th Aug '15 10:41:56 AM siberia82
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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. Creator/RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.

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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. Creator/RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.
1865. Creator/JamesMcAvoy portrays Frederick Aiken, the lawyer assigned to defend her.



* {{Frameup}} / FramingTheGuiltyParty: Aiken believes that witnesses are fabricating their testimony and the government is coercing people into testifying against Surratt. But the film doesn't really take a position on whether or not Surratt actually knew of the murder plot on April 14.

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* {{Frameup}} / FramingTheGuiltyParty: {{Frameup}}[=/=]FramingTheGuiltyParty: Aiken believes that witnesses are fabricating their testimony and the government is coercing people into testifying against Surratt. But the film doesn't really take a position on whether or not Surratt actually knew of the murder plot on April 14.
4th Jun '15 5:43:05 PM Morgenthaler
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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.

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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. RobinWright Creator/RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.
4th Jun '15 5:42:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: 42-year-old (at the time) Creator/NormanReedus played 21-year-old Lewis Payne



* FakeAmerican: Scotsman James [=McAvoy=] as Frederick Aiken and Englishman Tom Wilkinson as Reverdy Johnson.
** Also, Irishman Colm Meaney as David Hunter.
** Yorkshireman Toby Kebbell as John Wilkes Booth.
4th Jun '15 5:41:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar
4th Jun '15 5:41:01 PM Morgenthaler
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** Although, to be fair, he did state in an interview that he was as historically accurate as possible and that he added a scene that made Stanton look more sympathetic precisely because he knew he would be accused of this.



** One can presume that she broke up with him, perhaps.
8th Mar '15 3:07:25 PM nombretomado
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* TheAmericanCivilWar

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* TheAmericanCivilWarUsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar
15th Sep '14 1:34:23 PM nombretomado
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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.

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''The Conspirator'' is a 2011 film directed by Creator/RobertRedford about the assassination of AbrahamLincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and the trial of the conspirators. RobinWright stars as Mary Surratt, whose degree of culpability has remained controversial ever since 1865.
12th Sep '14 1:55:11 AM nelec
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* DawsonCasting: 42-year-old (at the time) Norman Reedus played 21-year-old Lewis Payne

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* DawsonCasting: 42-year-old (at the time) Norman Reedus Creator/NormanReedus played 21-year-old Lewis Payne
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