Lincoln script
Lincoln (2012)
Synopsis: Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.

FIRST WHITE SOLDIER

His uncles, they died on the second

day of fighting.

SECOND WHITE SOLDIER A VOICE (O.C.)

I know the last part. “It is, Company up! Move it out!

uh, it is rather -”

Soldiers all over the field rise up at the mustering of the

troops. Names of regiments, brigades, divisions are called:

all across the field, the men put out fires, put on

knapsacks.

LINCOLN:

(to the two white

soldiers:
)

You fellas best find your company.

FIRST WHITE SOLDIER

(saluting Lincoln:)

Thank you, sir. God bless you!

LINCOLN:

God bless you.

The second white soldier salutes, and the two move out.

6.

Green salutes Lincoln as well and glances at Clark, who

remains, looking down. Green leaves. Clark looks up, salutes

Lincoln and, turning smartly, walks toward his unit.

Then he stops, turns back, faces Lincoln, who watches him. A

beat, and then, in a tone of admiration and cautious

admonishment, reminding Lincoln of his promise:

IRA CLARK:

“That we here highly resolve that

these dead shall not have died in

vain — “

Clark salutes Lincoln again, turns again and walks away.

Lincoln watches him go. As he walks into the fog, Clark

continues reciting in a powerful voice:

IRA CLARK (CONT’D)

“ -That this nation, under God,

shall have a new birth of freedom

and that government of the people,

by the people, for the people,

shall not perish from the earth.”

Lincoln watches Clark until the fog’s swallowed him up.

TITLE:

JANUARY, 1865

TWO MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S RE-ELECTION

THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR IS NOW IN ITS FOURTH YEAR

EXT. A SHIP AT SEA - NIGHT

A huge, dark, strange-looking steamship, part wood and part

iron, turreted like a giant ironclad monitor, is plowing

through the choppy black waters of an open sea.

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Tony Kushner

Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film Munich, and he wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film Lincoln, both critically acclaimed movies. For his work, he received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2013. more…

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