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Courtney: “Lincoln” Writer Admits Error On State Vote

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Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney says he still hopes a correction can be issued for DVD release of the film “Lincoln.”  Earlier this week, Courtney wrote Steven Spielberg about the film, saying it mis-represented Connecticut’s vote on the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

Courtney says he’s pleased that screenwriter Tony Kushner has conceded that the script got the Connecticut delegation’s votes wrong.

Courtney says Connecticut lost more than 4,000 soldiers in Civil War to combat and disease,  and they and the four members of the Congressional delegation deserved “a better legacy than the screenplay portrayed.”

The Wall Street Journal blogged Kushner’s full letter in which he explained his definitions of the difference between history and historical drama

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