His “Lincoln” is “not a battlefield movie,” Spielberg says. “There are battles in it, and being in Virginia, we have access to those historic battlefields. It is really a movie about the great work Abraham Lincoln did in the last months of his life.
“We’re basing it on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, ‘Team of Rivals,’ but we’re only focusing in on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life.
“The movie will be purposely coming out AFTER next year’s election. I didn’t want it to become political fodder.”
I was looking forward to hearing Daniel Day-Lewis do a rendition of the Gettysburg Address. Oh, well. Still looking forward to the movie.