November 06, 2012 News & Features » Cover Story

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Abe Goes Hollywood 

His country didn't admire him. Richmond didn't talk about him. So why are we so starstruck now?

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At the end of a long and tiring election season, America's 16th president reminds us why he's a star.

Extra Terrestrial
The otherworldly experience of bringing history to life as a background player.

Richmond's Redemption
Dropping Lincoln's name around these parts? How the Capitol of the Confederacy has changed.

The Legacy
A president we now revere was ridiculed and resisted by the nation he led.

But Will They Come?
Richmond is ecstatic about its star turn, but some doubt the tourists will care.

A Career Divided
How will Spielberg's "Lincoln" fare in the New Hollywood he helped create?

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Film Details

Lincoln
Rated PG-13 · 150 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.thelincolnmovie.com
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushnerr and Doris Kearns Goodwin
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Jackie Earle Haley, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jared Harris, James Spader, Lee Pace, David Strathairn and John Hawkes

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