Conn. congressman sees factual flaw in 'Lincoln'

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut congressman says he's found an error in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie about President Abraham Lincoln's struggle to abolish slavery, and he wants it corrected.

Rep. Joe Courtney praised the acting and artistry of the film, "Lincoln." But he says the movie falsely depicts Connecticut's congressional delegation as not entirely in favor of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery.

The Democratic congressman said Tuesday he asked the Congressional Research Service to investigate the matter after he saw the movie. In a letter to Steven Spielberg, the film's director, Courtney includes a tally of all four Connecticut congressmen voting in favor of the amendment. He's asking that the movie be corrected before its release on DVD.

A spokesman for Dreamworks, which produced "Lincoln," didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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SherriJane
Doesn't Courtney realize at his age that movies are fiction? Hollywood is fiction, those who claim to be actors/actresses are fiction. It's all those Hollywood donations that confuse some of our politicians.
 

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