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Clint Schemmer writes about history, heritage preservation and the American Civil War.  On Facebook: Past is Prologue  On Twitter: @prologuepast  ContactEmail Clint or call 540/374-5424.

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’: Just around the corner

from the Virginia Film Office: Check out the newly released “Lincoln“ poster.

Director Steven Spielberg’s new film on the 16th U.S. president opens in select cities on Nov. 9, everywhere else on Nov. 16.

Filmed on location in Virginia!

The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, joined by Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson, and David Oyelowo.

and from IMDb:

Steven Spielberg was already developing this film when he met with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and confided in her that he wanted to make a film about Lincoln. She told him that she had just finished her book “Team of Rivals.” Spielberg obtained a copy and read it, and immediately decided to use it as the basis for the film.

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