Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:30 AM
graham4anything (11,464 posts)
Nikki Finke- Lincoln the movie to screen AT THE CAPITAL for Harry Reid & Senators
now if only ALL the senators learn the lesson of politics at its finest
and how Lincoln got what he wanted by making sure he got what he wanted, any way it took and how both sides compromised(and Lincoln got even MORE than he asked for but allowed the other side deals and to save face)
(a parallel for today)
(PLEASE NOTE-the following is just 2 paragraphs on the site itself.
For easier reading I broke it up to make it easier to read)
UPDATE 5:36 PM: Iím now told that, within the hour, the screening date just moved to December 19th.
BREAKINGÖ EXCLUSIVE: Iíve just learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has invited Steven Spielberg to screen Lincoln on December 19th
But whatís different about this invitation is that Reid is offering to provide the U.S. Senate to Spielberg as the theatre. Reidís invite only recently went out ó and Iím told Spielberg will accept for his movie to play in the historic setting. No one is yet sure if this has ever been done by a movie before. (Of course, movies play at the White house all the time, and Lincoln is no exception: it screened November 15th for President Obama, Spielberg, cast and crew members at the executive mansion.)
Iím told Reid, a Democrat, is a huge fan of the biopic about the most famous Republican president. The movie is playing well all across the country, primarily for adult audiences, but in red states as well as blue states. Politicos and pundits on both sides of the aisle have praised the film, which is Oscar-touted. Now it remains to be seen if Reidís invite will be politicized ó and if the attendance during this lame duck session will be bipartisan. ďThe irony is that whatís happening with the fiscal cliff isnít that different from whatís going on in the movie,Ē one of the filmís insiders reacts to me about the Senate invitation. ďEverything is in a countdown mode.Ē
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