Ellen Kozak

Copyright and Media Lawyer

Ellen M. Kozak is a Milwaukee copyright, publishing and media lawyer. She is also the author of several pseudonymous novels, hundreds of articles in such publications as Travel+Leisure, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, and three nonfiction books: From Pen to Print: The Secrets of Getting Published Successfully, Every Writer’s Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law and The Everything U.S. Constitution Book. She is graduate of Barnard College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Arts & Culture
11:44 am
Fri December 21, 2012

A Cheat Sheet for Watching the Movie "Lincoln"

The movie "Lincoln" has been nominated for 7 Golden Globes, but does it balance historical accuracy with its artistic vision?

Essay by Ellen Kozak.

Many people are looking back at the Civil War era, and not just because of the sesquicentennial – but because of one Steven Spielberg. The Hollywood icon’s latest film is “Lincoln,” which was just nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards. The film depicts the President’s efforts to get the 13th Amendment – ending slavery – through a contentious Congress. But, like all movies, it takes some artistic license at the expense of historical accuracy.

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