Thursday, March 07, 2013

IL Channel: Do the Movies Advance or Distort History

[VIDEO] Last month at the Oscars Lincoln took away some awards mainly for best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and also best production design. All the same it was a great movie to watch and we're still talking about that film.

The Illinois Channel - a C-Span style network that provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of Illinois state government and policy events - even jumps into the discussion of Lincoln. As we should all know the 16th President of the United States is considered a state hero. While there are many who may not be big fans of his time as President there are many who continue to look up to him. That is whether or not you may agree with his role in abolishing slavery or what not.

In any event, there was a panel at the Union League Club of Chicago where amongst others screenwriter Tony Kushner discusses how the film was written and produced. As a matter of fact Kushner was nominated for an Oscar for best adapted screenplay of Lincoln. This shall be an interesting discussion.

I'm looking forward to watching this whole video which lasts a little over an hour!

ALSO for your reading pleasure my posting after watching Lincoln on New Year's Eve!

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