As "Lincoln" continues to vie for the 12 Oscars it has been nominated for this year, some moviegoers can't help from noting factual problems in the film. The latest flaw found in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" book was spotted by a congressman. And another not-so-gaping hole in Golden Globe winner Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln costume has also recently proved problematic.
Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney (Democrat) finally got around to screening "Lincoln" -- in theaters since November 9 -- over the weekend. But when he saw the movie's depiction of the landmark 13th Amendment vote, something seemed weird. The film depicts two Connecticut congressmen voting against the amendment that abolished slavery in 1865. "'Wow. Connecticut voted against abolishing slavery?'" audience members asked, Courtney recalled. "I obviously had the same reaction. It was really bugging me."
Courtney did some investigating and verified his hunch thatRead More »from Calling out 'Lincoln' inaccuracies: Earring holes, amendment votes and affairs