Lincoln

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.
Production: Dreamworks Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 108 wins & 242 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
86
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
PG-13
Year:
2012
150 min
$129,477,447
Website
167,846 Views


And making three dollars less

each month than white

soldiers.

Harold Green is a little startled at Clark's bluntness.

HAROLD GREEN:

Us 2nd Kansas boys, whenever we

fight now we -

IRA CLARK:

Another three dollars subtracted

from our pay for our uniforms.

HAROLD GREEN:

That was true, yessir, but that

CHANGED -

IRA CLARK:

Equal pay now. Still no

commissioned Negro officers.

LINCOLN:

I am aware of it, Corporal Clark.

3.

IRA CLARK:

Yes, sir, that's good you're aware,

sir. It's only that -

HAROLD GREEN:

(to Lincoln, trying to

change the subject:)

You think the Wilmington attack is

gonna be -

IRA CLARK:

Now that white people have

accustomed themselves to seeing

Negro men with guns, fighting on

their behalf, and now that they can

tolerate Negro soldiers getting the

same pay - in a few years perhaps

they can abide the idea of Negro

lieutenants and captains. In fifty

years, maybe a Negro colonel. In a

hundred years - the vote.

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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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