History Trivia / Lincoln

3rd Apr '18 12:28:04 PM costanton11
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* LifeImitatesArt:
** This film led to Mississippi officially ratifying the 13th amendment 150 years after it passed. To explain, after seeing the movie, Dr. Ranjan Batra, an academician at the University of Mississippi, and his colleague Ken Sullivan were interested in the history of the amendment and found to their surprise that Mississippi's vote was missing from the national record. Sure enough, it turned out their vote had never been sent to the US Federal Register, though the 13th had long become common law in the state. They wrote to their congressmen to correct this error, and February 7th 2013 Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment.

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* LifeImitatesArt:
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LifeImitatesArt: This film led to Mississippi officially ratifying the 13th amendment 150 years after it passed. To explain, after seeing the movie, Dr. Ranjan Batra, an academician at the University of Mississippi, and his colleague Ken Sullivan were interested in the history of the amendment and found to their surprise that Mississippi's vote was missing from the national record. Sure enough, it turned out their vote had never been sent to the US Federal Register, though the 13th had long become common law in the state. They wrote to their congressmen to correct this error, and February 7th 2013 Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment.
26th Mar '18 9:19:35 AM DirectorCannon
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** Two of Lincoln's petitioners, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly, are played by husband and wife Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel.
10th Jan '18 7:22:40 PM danlansdowne
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** Additionally, the names of Congressmen who voted against the amendment were changed to avoid shaming their modern descendants.

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** Additionally, the names of Congressmen who voted against the amendment were changed to avoid further shaming their modern descendants.
10th Jan '18 7:22:28 PM danlansdowne
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** Additionally, the names of Congressmen who voted against the amendment were changed to avoid shaming their modern descendants.
7th Jan '18 6:24:01 PM snichols1973
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** Spielberg has been researching for this film for '''12 years''', down to the correct wallpaper and books in the White House of 1865 and the right ticking noise for Lincoln's watch (Recorded from the actual one!)

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** Spielberg has been researching for this film for '''12 years''', down to the correct wallpaper and books in the White House of 1865 and the right ticking noise for Lincoln's watch (Recorded from the actual one!)one housed at the Kentucky Historical Society, which he carried on the day of his assassination!)



** This film led to Mississippi officially ratifying the 13th amendment 150 years after it passed. To explain, after seeing the movie, Dr. Batra of the University of Mississippi and his colleague Ken Sullivan were interested in the history of the amendment and found to their surprise that Mississippi's vote was missing from the national record. Sure enough, it turned out their vote had never been sent to the US Federal Register, though the 13th had long become common law in the state. They wrote to their congressmen to correct this error, and February 7th 2013 Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment.

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** This film led to Mississippi officially ratifying the 13th amendment 150 years after it passed. To explain, after seeing the movie, Dr. Batra of Ranjan Batra, an academician at the University of Mississippi Mississippi, and his colleague Ken Sullivan were interested in the history of the amendment and found to their surprise that Mississippi's vote was missing from the national record. Sure enough, it turned out their vote had never been sent to the US Federal Register, though the 13th had long become common law in the state. They wrote to their congressmen to correct this error, and February 7th 2013 Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment.
25th Nov '16 3:49:57 PM JulianLapostat
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** Creator/LiamNeeson was attached to play Lincoln through most of the film's development, but dropped out in January 2010, believing he had become too old to play the part.

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** Creator/LiamNeeson was attached to play Lincoln through most of the film's development, but dropped out in January 2010, believing he had become too old to play the part. In a curious twist, Creator/DanielDayLewis was cast as Fr. Ferreira in Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Silence}}'', the role that Neeson eventually took when ''that project'' got stalled.
14th Nov '16 6:56:23 PM creader
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* AllStarCast: Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/SallyField, Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt

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* AllStarCast: Creator/DanielDayLewis, Creator/SallyField, Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt Creator/JosephGordonLevitt.
* CaliforniaDoubling: More like Virginia Doubling - the House Chamber was shot in the chamber of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond. The theater which Tad Lincoln was watching his play in can be found in Fredericksburg.
6th Sep '16 7:21:53 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** The film was initially conceived as a miniseries covering the entirety of Lincoln's presidency. Spielberg and Tony Kushner ultimately decided it would be easier to focus on the struggle over the 13th Amendment.
3rd Sep '16 7:14:01 AM Az_Tech341
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* RetroactiveRecognition: in the scene where Lincoln discusses Euclid, one of the soldiers is [[StarWarsTheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: in In the scene where Lincoln discusses Euclid, one of the soldiers is [[StarWarsTheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]].



** Daniel Day-Lewis first turned down the role, but was eventually convinced to take it by Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio.
** Spielberg considered premiering the film on HBO, but ultimately stuck with theaters.
4th Jun '16 10:10:29 AM wrestlingdog909
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* RetroactiveRecognition: in the scene where Lincoln discusses Euclid, one of the soldiers is [[StarWarsTheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]].
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