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‘Lincoln’ screenwriter admits taking liberties on Conn. vote

HARTFORD — The screenwriter for the movie ‘‘Lincoln’’ has conceded taking some liberties in its portrayal of a 19th century vote on slavery, but he said his changes adhered to widely accepted standards for creation of historical drama.

A congressman who pointed out the flaw, US Representative Joe Courtney, said Friday that he was pleased that screenwriter Tony Kushner acknowledged that Connecticut congressmen did not vote against a constitutional amendment outlawing slavery, as depicted in the film. He said he hopes a correction can be made before the film is ­released on DVD.

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