Doris Kearns Goodwin on Lincoln at the Oscars
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin on the results of the Academy Awards.
- Duration 9:19
- Date Feb 27, 2013
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin on the results of the Academy Awards.
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Seoul are all well IMO where delegates -- to support elected and when the best picture.
I was -- but you know I'll tell you what the experience of being part of that team has been incredible over these last six months.
-- I was at that went to the pre after parties and they said great thing about Dilbert you really makes the whole team feel part of each -- so we did everything together.
From the -- to -- when the senate had a the German McConnell and and Harry Reid make a decision to build something together and they adjourn -- all the candidates could see the movie and we were there.
The White House that -- -- we -- went to Richmond together to talk about it so.
I feel bad that it over as much as said that I wish he had blond I think you did a great job and you have you made it possible for Daniel to actually be dead.
He created something it just didn't have the pyrotechnics but -- usually has -- with other movies so that you don't see that directing and but look like it was -- natural into the battle but is a wonderful guy had a field the world that other actions that even now -- And gotten to know Daniel pretty well and Tony's question it I would like the circus comes to an end I can see -- -- -- people feel when it so that if you're part of the team in.
Normally when I'm writing your writing allows you don't get this kind of sense of connection but it was really really balance.
And encouraging the government is little America right there than it is -- more buzz on the -- plus one of the best expressions.
All my lifetime saying that and they -- They provide you that you would really like -- -- wonderfully intense terrific guy so it really was an honor to be part of it seems.
I'm glad it all happen.
Sold -- slow.
This live this mistake that government is that not everybody but some interval whined about.
What the vote was on the -- amendment of fond of folks in Connecticut.
-- apparently he either got wrong or made wrong.
Some sort of dramatic effect -- understand and -- more reason to reported licensed.
But all was -- -- payment you wouldn't do you were you aware of that her.
I did not know to be -- I mean about about.
What how Connecticut actually voted when when they were doing a -- Your new rather -- -- -- you know other voted.
Student on the -- represented in the fell.
No no not I didn't even know how they voted to be on every now and I mean that's the thirteenth amendment part.
I didn't know -- much about that you know that part with the great brilliant I thought of Tony.
The figure out that that would be the plot I mean let let hopefully my book contributed to what how that we understand Lincoln it's humor his conviction his it.
It political genius is -- I mean that the whole depiction of -- -- what I'd like to believe my book gave them.
But anyway -- a movie not a documentary.
-- not a book of history they needed this structure of the drama they knew how the vote came out only to vote.
It -- die they just wanted the drama to be able to show that people didn't know how it's gonna happen until the end.
So the hope they seem to me.
I'm especially compared talent and that the movie -- So many ways I mean the guy the one they opt for production design absolutely deserved -- he created a White House that looked like the White House.
That was there -- 1860s Lincoln became Lincoln's.
-- of the -- you look for.
In the movie but -- gonna have to structure and remember when my husband did the quick hello they they had the compressed time you know -- -- people criticize about didn't happen right but then that this happened over a longer period of time you can't that there are reluctant higher.
Congress vote you know every single one vote -- -- didn't do the movie before it started and you -- they get it all turned out just fine.
Tell us Clearwire.
Semester paper in your back to Asian and Harvard -- -- and and represents a couple facts.
Like this wrong but he says he did it for the -- -- or some sort of dramatic effect -- While -- -- is writing a -- of history that's very different I couldn't do that if I were writing yeah.
But into the movie that's been huge -- a movie has licensed for imagination or else should just writing a documentary.
-- Every not -- and then not have the benefit and Robert -- and in college this idiotic conversation.
Not a program there -- rolling her -- but I'm thinking.
If I'm one of the -- -- -- -- -- -- for people in Connecticut who voted.
That is represented in this movie and I understand among.
You know -- dubbed them the ability to have dramatized something two of them to the best effect and that a -- doctor metric.
I'm still not all unhappy that.
That they didn't give the real -- so don't worry if you are relatives.
Yeah actual name did not appear -- no but -- will now have the flu related.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah and and I depend if it happens I promise you go to the Oscar ceremony itself I did I was that the whole thing Oreo.
Yeah there was -- -- long purple dress you can see the pictures.
Let me and Daniel and Rebecca Miller walking together on the -- to go to the -- -- -- Proper ID and pictures with a whole bunch of people it was really bottoming out sounding like Hollywood which actually truth -- I'm really glad to be home.
Back -- -- Teddy Roosevelt that is the real world compared to that.
Because we've all lower near one program Salome -- and others.
We're world real hot and number -- alike -- -- we were just domicile -- About this and about the board and four year old and so and.
Oh thank you very now that that that's really nice we have it we had a shelling here in Boston proper and so that was really obviously.
-- that the clip that was before it will be within the movie theaters and that -- somewhat but -- -- to be able -- -- with all your friends have known you forever.
And you know you're part of this movie ballot but that it it's really gonna go to.
-- now I'm back with mr.
Who by the way I keep thinking of Chris Christie -- caption because everybody complained about half way.
And they thought maybe he would be not healthy like people -- -- about Chris Christie he happens to have lived two more decades after the presidency.
And here's Teddy Roosevelt on the other hand the most -- the most exercising.
And -- only -- seven years after that 1912 run against each other.
So you never know I mean -- great stories that inevitably emerge from that one tapped was in the bathtub so the story goes in the White House he actually got -- because they're gonna -- clock but tapped out.
And they have to have -- to get him out.
And then it created a new bathtub.
That's what people could fit in with the picture showing the world -- White House employees sitting in the bathtub that went to -- Electoral -- in a Bill Clinton's.
To have -- around 350 -- -- Yet time to -- went up when he was that.
So he was very bad during the president because he really wasn't fit for it he weighed about 330 I think at certain points or the president it was about almost six feet tall but then once he left the presidency.
A lot seven pounds and when he was Supreme Court justice and really really happy it was that the -- he was when he was that yeah out.
So -- -- chart that shows that depression produced the upswing and happiness reduced the downswing.
Locked out really -- kind of -- Frustration a little bit just from having him on a program course now by like Camelot -- Go to life.
So -- and I think you know I I think this whole business that.
-- I mean obviously in the country where obesity is the problem is it symbolic problems but it he's dead -- that is that healthy fat man.
We his cholesterol it's fine and that his business on -- more important things for up to worry about you know.
Except for the fact if you are not healthy than you think about it but how do we ever know we ever gonna know that John Kennedy is going to be killed that the youngest president ever gonna know that Teddy Roosevelt -- -- -- -- -- the -- -- Really has simulate that underneath that it's just that that's something out of our realm I think too much can be made -- -- But it's good yet this self deprecating humor about it that it half you know I need to make comments like -- -- it might be typically people on the -- -- you know like that you have that special chairs made wherever -- -- and it was a serious.
But I do yeah.
The demand -- have tradition you're gonna get another -- protests.
The combination of the two of them is interest and because -- that this that the leader -- areas with heavy strain but tapped the really -- -- -- And I mean and heavy just wonderfully dramatic increase in -- -- -- these people on long walk every day.
And they think they're gonna be marching in between the reason they're actually gonna be going through Rock Creek Park -- the mountains over stream into rivers.
He onetime -- the French ambassador with -- -- so excited yet described in this good confidant that he's going for a gentle -- particular river -- think thank god this is over and Teddy says but we have to let them go across the river.
So if that's okay for the on Air France I'll do it.
Go to the river and make it comes out the other side he's still hasn't gone down about that it will I didn't -- well we might be blamed on the other side -- -- -- -- -- the -- stories between the fact that I'm getting now.
Hopefully be done and isn't -- -- few months.