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The Big Screen: Talking 'Lincoln' and Other Political Movies

by Stephen Becker 16 Nov 2012 2:00 AM

Political arm-twisting and back-room dealing lead to plenty of intrigue in Steven Spielberg’s film about the 16th president’s efforts to pass the 13th Amendment.


This week, Art&Seek’s Stephen Becker and Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar review Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s film about the 16th president and the 13th Amendment. And we carry that conversation further with a look at the elements that are necessary to make a good political movie. Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen podcast on iTunes. Stream this week’s podcast below or download it.

For a short version of our review of Lincoln: