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Director Steven Spielberg Brings New Life to President Abraham Lincolni
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Penelope Poulou
November 22, 2012
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln deviates from the traditional portrayal of the 16th U.S. president by fleshing out the mind of a person willing to risk everything for the abolition of slavery. Spielberg based his film on parts of Team of Rivals, a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin. He makes Abraham Lincoln relevant today by presenting a cunning political mind navigating Washington's all too familiar divisions, gridlock, and power plays. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.

Director Steven Spielberg Brings New Life to President Abraham Lincoln

Penelope Poulou

Published November 21, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln deviates from the traditional portrayal of the 16th U.S. president by fleshing out the mind of a person willing to risk everything for the abolition of slavery. Spielberg based his film on parts of Team of Rivals, a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin. He makes Abraham Lincoln relevant today by presenting a cunning political mind navigating Washington's all too familiar divisions, gridlock, and power plays. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.


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