Daniel Day-Lewis Brings Lincoln to Big Screen
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on her work on the film, “Lincoln”.
- Duration 7:22
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on her work on the film, “Lincoln”.
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Morning Daryn good morning did you go to Harvard.
I didn't I didn't graduate school -- undergraduate school.
The new teach an -- either.
So my question about this cheating scandal.
I've a couple of questions one.
If you get into Harvard.
You're shouldn't you're should be Smart enough or you don't have to cheat that's one we're -- And true.
This cost 40000 dollars a year Russia's basic tuition.
And is probably costs twice that's -- there.
This course of -- -- -- -- trillion on entitled.
Introduction the congress.
Which is described.
In the best terms isn't chump course.
So if I'm a parent.
Sent a mine not had an heartburn.
Why are they offering.
Jumped course of one.
Parent and then drew wide of these kids have to cheat on the other 279 -- -- a class Honda America got -- And should you be Smart enough not to get.
-- -- -- I get everything -- thing.
And maybe the problem is you know given how -- folks so congress is these days doing absolutely nothing what do you say -- an introduction the congress court -- right.
It's it's ironic that that was the subject that caused the whole problem.
-- Anyway a -- bill around his book.
I still have not I -- -- habit and I well it's just that my mind is built back between Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard -- my Big Three hundred.
-- -- -- And now that the movie coming out on the -- and -- -- -- split.
Out there will be time for going back to the assassination.
Bill I wanna think of them alive and that's where I and my my my mind -- Lincoln.
He just dies at the end of my book I don't follow the assassination.
I know a lot a -- my job of promoters -- at a spell on me.
-- Toronto solace for.
But I I'm kinda like so -- Colorado and and and I'm not sure why.
Because he's arrogant and is a boy and -- all these various kinds of things but he's also weighs about a guy.
Has pretty Smart.
So I haven't read it either.
But who's got a new book now called.
-- -- well I didn't know there are fewer people will -- not stupid but I'm one of the geeks.
We're knows about as much a -- -- and assassination.
All of various.
Conspiracy if there isn't.
So on that -- -- Some anxious to -- that.
Currency wars come from -- because.
He's he's he's clearly on to something he's not they're not -- at your level.
He's not gonna win a Pulitzer Prize for them but -- they don't -- either.
Look at me at that many people have enjoyed it and keep doing it then there's something to -- and people I do think have a fascination.
Like you say a deep conspiracy.
My mind is that -- think that they have never been interest in the Kennedy assassination.
Or exactly what happened to Lincoln and maybe it's because.
I live with these guys for so long.
I don't want to think about them as bad.
You know it's interesting when I went with Daniel Day-Lewis who -- playing -- In the new Spielberg movie which is coming out.
In in this short period of time now to Springfield.
He wanted to see all the places where Lincoln had lived.
His power the law says the museum.
But not the grave and I think that makes complete sense if you want to inhabit the life of the person.
And I guess that's what happens with me when I -- my book after they die it's over -- -- say an epilogue.
But I can't drag it out because otherwise my sense of the person waking up with them going to -- that there would be lost.
But it's been pretty exciting says -- -- -- went -- to Richmond Virginia.
When they were filming -- and it's something dealing in the process that if the capital of the confederacy that hosted the whole making of the movie.
You know which went on for months and months with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones it's an amazing -- of people.
But I think the most exciting thing for me what they took me until what -- did -- involve factory.
And inside they opened the door.
And that door with the re creation of these white house office under Lincoln's and they think -- -- side.
And it was so real the wallpaper as they want in the rug on the floor as a that they knew it had been the pictures that where there's been mapped the book but he was reading.
And somehow when you're writing a book the ten year issue picture what it might have been like.
But -- you see someone with an artistic ability actually create as best they knew.
What it looked like and I really felt oh my god -- -- yes you've got to walk in any minute.
And then of course Daniel -- fought -- to the -- then really it's been pretty exciting.
The talking world.
A pretty much crazy.
Doris -- divided.
I mean very come this morning I was gonna sing his songs that I'm just you know I'm -- taking your mood you're so serious and so emotionally I thought -- this morning.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- But brilliant one of the more brilliant.
People ever get a bunch of words together.
-- -- sentence -- -- developers X amount of measure endorsed aren't going down this some movie is a -- -- -- arrivals of.
It's called -- and and obviously there's no way they could it made a movie out of the 900 pages of the book I -- this thing maybe someday that could be a miniseries.
They've decided lightly with Tony Kushner writing the script the guy who wrote it doesn't America.
That it would be based story within the story but hopefully capturing -- and happened within that story.
So it's the fight for the thirteenth amendment -- real rousing -- where they have to get it through congress in those last month of Lincoln's administration.
Because without it once the war came to an end emancipation proclamation no longer have legality.
So it's -- it's really pretty exciting him I have never what we have my husband had -- -- movie made his experiences the rate television -- Investigators though lately but Redford with Batman even -- that -- that -- we've been really well with the.
-- -- Usually averages and a movie people -- say a thing.
I'll I definitely think so the time being is it for me it's not got huge battle scenes there's not much of pyrotechnic.
-- is the real drama and it's very brave that -- -- -- that.
But I think it's an extraordinary -- I felt when I -- -- at his house a few weeks ago that I was actually just watching Lincoln's move around and it's got Lincoln's humor.
So wonderfully muddy kind of stories that -- tell there -- -- I'd really about the they'd -- -- it's funny at the hemisphere if you see him as a politician.
And then this time when politicians are not our highest regard.
Did -- somebody really making something happen in the congress at a time when we're gonna be going over that fiscal -- The same period of time it was the on the rump congress after he won elections 64 the timing couldn't be better I think.