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Sally Field cast in Spielberg's Lincoln (Watch out for liberals trying to steal a Republican Hero)
Actress Archives.com ^ | 9-25-2007 | Actress Archives

Posted on 09/25/2007 8:30:06 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Sally Field wins an Emmy and suddenly everyone wants to 'really, really like her' again. Fresh off her controversial appearance on the Emmys, when she won for Brothers & Sisters, Sally Field has been cast as Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln, in Steven Spielberg's long-awaited biopic of one of the most important leaders of all time. Liam Neeson has already been cast as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln bases on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln will center on the life of the leader in the time leading up to the Civil War as he inspired the troops of the North to fight. As E! reports, Liam Neeson has been attached to the project since way back in 2005, when it looked like Spielberg might do the flick between Munich and War of the Worlds. But the film has been postponed a number of times due to casting and scheduling conflicts. With the casting of Sally Field, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is closer to actually happening than ever before.

Now, of course, Steven Spielberg is filming a little movie called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so Lincoln will have to wait. That film will be released May 22, 2008 and Spielberg has a history of doing one big summer movie and one "serious" winter movie. Jurassic Park and Schindler's List both came out in 1993 and War of the Worlds and Munich dropped in 2005. Don't be at all surprised if Spielberg drops Indiana Jones 4 and Lincoln in 2008. E! does note however that it could be tough to start Lincoln with Sally Field's Brothers & Sisters schedule. It may have to wait until her summer hiatus, but Spielberg could still get it out before the end of next year. Lincoln reteams Spielberg with Neeson from Schindler's List and Tony Kushner, the writer of Munich. It's got Oscar bait written all over it.

The 60-year-old Sally Field has a long history in television and film, recently finishing an arc on ER and being a series regular and Emmy winner now on Brothers & Sisters. Sally Field has been nominated for an Oscar twice and won both times for 1979's Norma Rae and 1984's Places in the Heart.


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KEYWORDS: abelincoln; civilwar; despotlincol; dishonestabe; dixie; hollywood; lincolnswar; racistlincoln; tyrantlincoln; warcriminal
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Republicans from Lincoln to Reagan have belived in free labor and free opportunity. Democrats from Jefferson Davis To Sharpton have believed in division for the benefit of the non-productive. But that doesn't stop leftist conventional thought from trying to turn Lincoln into some sort of 19th century FDR.
1 posted on 09/25/2007 8:30:14 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I wouldn’t be surprised if “Spielberg drops” isn’t an apt mental image for these films.


2 posted on 09/25/2007 8:32:23 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Good casting. She’ll fill the role of a mentally deranged woman perfectly. Mary Todd Lincoln was not a very attractive woman either.


3 posted on 09/25/2007 8:34:17 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Maybe they’ll try to associate Lincoln’s suspension of the right of habeus corpus with Bush’s Patriot Act.


4 posted on 09/25/2007 8:35:03 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: mimaw

Sally Field is still cute for her age, but like most in Hollywood is not playing with a full one.


5 posted on 09/25/2007 8:38:10 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Physically, she’s too pretty to play Mary Lincoln.

Mentally, of course, she fits the role like a glove.


6 posted on 09/25/2007 8:39:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (...make the stupid people shut up.)
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To: mimaw

Actually, Sally Field has some of the facial structure of Mrs. Lincoln. I would think they would be able to make her up to play the role quite well.


7 posted on 09/25/2007 8:39:39 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So, a bunch of hard core lefties are making a Lincoln movie based on a book written by a hard core lefty plagerist. I’ll pass.


8 posted on 09/25/2007 8:40:35 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: beaversmom

She’ll always be a flying nun to me.


9 posted on 09/25/2007 8:41:08 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: flaglady47

10 posted on 09/25/2007 8:41:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What a shame. I thought they would have gone with Holly hunter in that role, since she and liam neeson read the letters of Lincoln and Mary together sometime ago on Cspan. They were absolutely superb.


11 posted on 09/25/2007 8:45:16 PM PDT by a_chronic_whiner
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Clemenza; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; darkangel82; goldstategop; AuH2ORepublican; ...
"Lincoln reteams Spielberg with Neeson from Schindler's List and Tony Kushner, the writer of Munich."

Ah, well that means we can look forward to the American Civil War being blamed on a Jewish-Israeli conspiracy.

12 posted on 09/25/2007 8:46:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; stainlessbanner

Lincoln was one of the sorriest Presidents in American History. (If not the sorriest).


13 posted on 09/25/2007 8:48:17 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: RichInOC

Well, here’s a stupid looking post, but look at the full-sized image of the young Mary Todd.
(BTW , compare the older Martha Washington sometime with the widow Custis, and you’ll see George
probably didn’t marry her for her money after all.)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.lincolnherald.com/images/MaryToddDag.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.lincolnherald.com/2003articleburkhimer.html&h=277&w=216&sz=29&hl=en&start=5&tbnid=xer5RVFBKXFHnM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=89&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMary%2BTodd%2BLincoln%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG


14 posted on 09/25/2007 8:48:59 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Interesting comparison of the two women in their youth:

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With the magic that Hollywood can work, I would say that this one would be a piece of cake.

15 posted on 09/25/2007 8:49:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Republican Hero? He’s slightly above Jimmy Carter.....


16 posted on 09/25/2007 8:50:09 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Republican Hero? He’s slightly above Jimmy Carter.....


17 posted on 09/25/2007 8:50:19 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Maybe they’ll try to associate Lincoln’s suspension of the right of habeus corpus with Bush’s Patriot Act.

Only if they can tie in the fiction of Lincoln being homosexual.

18 posted on 09/25/2007 8:51:16 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Oh joy. Abe and Mary Lincoln as portrayed by Norma Jean and Alfred Kinsey.


19 posted on 09/25/2007 8:51:40 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus for civilians, declared war without congressional consent, and issued a warrant for the arrest of the Chief Justice. But you will never hear about that in a history book.
20 posted on 09/25/2007 8:52:59 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: BnBlFlag
oh, boy, are you going to get the Civil War fringe going with that observation.

I have long held, w/o Lincoln, there would have been no Roosevelt (FDR, not Teddy).

21 posted on 09/25/2007 8:53:17 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: FormerLib
Government leaders overstepping their constitutional bounds and the taxpayer taking it the backside ...

The parallels are too shockingly close.

22 posted on 09/25/2007 8:53:35 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: mimaw
Good casting. She’ll fill the role of a mentally deranged woman perfectly.

That's what I was thinking too.

23 posted on 09/25/2007 8:54:12 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Watch out for liberals trying to steal a Republican Hero

He was a hero only after winning the Civil War. Before that the Republicans had dumped him for the 1864 election.

24 posted on 09/25/2007 8:54:37 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: BnBlFlag
I think Lincoln was a good man who had to make hard choices for a good cause, the cause being the survival of the free government bequeathed by the Founders.

I think Jefferson Davis was a good man who had to make hard choices for a bad cause, the cause being the thoughtless destruction of free government bequeathed by the Founders, a destruction undertaken for the political and economic benefit of a narrow class of slaveowners.

25 posted on 09/25/2007 8:55:29 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: GATOR NAVY; mimaw
Did you see her recurring role in ER a couple of years back? She can play the psycho for sure.
26 posted on 09/25/2007 8:56:03 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Government leaders overstepping their constitutional bounds and the taxpayer taking it the backside ...

The parallels are too shockingly close.

I see the strongest parallel between Keith Olbermann and Lincoln's Copperhead enemies

27 posted on 09/25/2007 8:58:20 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Michael.SF.

since there would have been no United States, you wouldn’t have had either; who would have been the hegemon, Hitler or Stalin, or would they have just carved it up between them?


28 posted on 09/25/2007 8:58:57 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: beaversmom

Sally has the same chipmunk cheeks. I’ll bet it works, unless they are only using her as the young Mrs. Lincoln, and not as she gets older. We’ll find out.


29 posted on 09/25/2007 9:00:02 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: FormerLib
Remember, she won an Emmy for...


30 posted on 09/25/2007 9:02:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: gusopol3
If it wasn’t for Lincoln, North America would have been the plaything and political football for Europe. Despite the delusions of Confederate thought, we were one people and had to stand united in the midst of a hostile and dangerous world.
31 posted on 09/25/2007 9:02:17 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

For what part; Mad MAry Todd? Her actions at the Emmy fit and she even looks quite abit like her. She be a dead ringer if she porked up like Rosie O’.


32 posted on 09/25/2007 9:04:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Shamrock-DW
Republican Hero? He’s slightly above Jimmy Carter.....

Lincoln, just like fellow Republican Ronald Reagan, ensured a strong America free of the threat on foreign interference.

Jefferson Davis, like fellow southern Democrat Jimmy Carter, pursued policies which would have made America weak and vulnerable to the outside world.

33 posted on 09/25/2007 9:06:24 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m on the same page with you, but it’s getting hard to stay there with the margin on the replies going further and further out. Loks like the posting function is going the way of the view count.


34 posted on 09/25/2007 9:06:26 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Every single social studies class I have ever taken has said that the parties gradually switched following reconstruction.

It took a fair amount of time before I even understood the implication. Democrats are responsible for every good thing in the country ever. I chalk up not seeing it sooner to youth.


35 posted on 09/25/2007 9:06:36 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: flaglady47

I think you are right.


36 posted on 09/25/2007 9:06:51 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SandRat
Actually, there is one former actress turned moonbat pol that is a dead ringer for Mary Todd Lincoln... Sheila "Zelda" Kuehl.


37 posted on 09/25/2007 9:07:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Looks more like Knewt in drag.


39 posted on 09/25/2007 9:09:08 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Moonman62
Lincoln’s vulnerability in 1864 is a lesson of the danger of political shortsightedness in opposition to staying the course. If Sherman had not been so proficient in his Georgia campaigns there was even a danger that the Democrat McClellan might even had been elected in 1864.
40 posted on 09/25/2007 9:09:36 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

41 posted on 09/25/2007 9:11:19 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sally Field cast in Spielberg's Lincoln

Why, does she have a beard these days? I guess she's getting on in years. . .

42 posted on 09/25/2007 9:12:08 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: BnBlFlag

The South is not “gonna do it again.” Get over yourself.


43 posted on 09/25/2007 9:13:20 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: gusopol3
I originally said: I have long held, w/o Lincoln, there would have been no Roosevelt (FDR, not Teddy).

Let me rephrase before this goes too much further:

If Lincoln had not succeeded in the CW, the door would not have been open for FDR to come along and take us further down the socialist hole of government dependency for everything.

44 posted on 09/25/2007 9:14:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Michael.SF.

I thought the same thing, lol!


45 posted on 09/25/2007 9:15:34 PM PDT by tina07
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To: Michael.SF.

you were clear. I doubt that any of that stuff amounts to much compared to telling a man you have the right to sell his wife and kids.


46 posted on 09/25/2007 9:23:34 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
I doubt that any of that stuff amounts to much compared to telling a man you have the right to sell his wife and kids.

It is always difficult to separate 'causes' of the war vs. 'outcomes' of the war.

Surely you realize that Lincoln had more interest in saving the Union then for freeing the slaves (as noble as that cause may be).

47 posted on 09/25/2007 9:28:46 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: LukeL
Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus for civilians, declared war without congressional consent, and issued a warrant for the arrest of the Chief Justice. But you will never hear about that in a history book.

Really? Then how do I or my husband know that information? He went to public school, I went to Catholic school. 5 years apart and in different states.

48 posted on 09/25/2007 9:30:03 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Is Lincoln a hero? Did you ever read “The Real Lincoln”? What do you find heroic about him? His prosecution of a war that need not have been? His jailing of opponents? His lifetime of racism, followed by the opportunistic freeing of (only) Southern slaves? His creation of the FedGov beheamoth in place of the small central government of the founders?


49 posted on 09/25/2007 9:30:17 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Petronski

Looks like some folks are going to refight the war in this thread. ;-)


50 posted on 09/25/2007 9:36:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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