Lincoln: Tony Kushner on Epic Effort Writing Iconic Story

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When all was said and done, screenwriter Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich) felt that although director Steven Spielberg had optioned the astounding book A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, he would only use a particular slice of it. He felt that the story of Lincoln had to be about the passage of the 13th Amendment and its abolition of slavery.

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