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JAN 22, 2013 - Business Insider

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Abraham Lincoln's Real Watch Was Used In The Oscar-Nominated Film

If you listen closely while watching "Lincoln," you'll hear the ticking of the late president's actual watch.  Really.   Director Steven Spielberg could have used any old watch to replicate the noises of Lincoln's ticker; however, the sound team tracked down the watch Lincoln had in his pocket when he went to Ford's theater to use in the film.  During a recently released 20-minute mini-documentary on the film, sound designer Ben Burtt said since there were no recordings of the period – audio recording wasn't invented until after the president's passing – ... Read More

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