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Steven Spielberg gave Day-Lewis free rein in Lincoln

Steven Spielberg gave Day-Lewis free rein in Lincoln

Nov 9 2012, 12:04am CST | by

Steven Spielberg didn't want to ''get in the way'' of Daniel Day-Lewis' ''amazing'' acting in 'Lincoln' so he let the 'Gangs of New York' star have a free reign at portraying former US President Abraham Lincoln.

Steven Spielberg didn't want to ''get in the way'' of Daniel Day-Lewis' ''amazing'' acting in 'Lincoln'. The 65-year-old director chose not to question the 'Gangs of New York' star, who portrays...

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Steven Spielberg gave Day-Lewis free rein in Lincoln

Nov 9 2012, 12:04am CST | by

Steven Spielberg didn't want to ''get in the way'' of Daniel Day-Lewis' ''amazing'' acting in 'Lincoln' so he let the 'Gangs of New York' star have a free reign at portraying former US President Abraham Lincoln.

Steven Spielberg didn't want to ''get in the way'' of Daniel Day-Lewis' ''amazing'' acting in 'Lincoln'.
The 65-year-old director chose not to question the 'Gangs of New York' star, who portrays former US President Abraham Lincoln in the film, nor screenwriter Tony Kushner, when the movie was being created because he preferred to ''celebrate'' their work.
He said: ''I think Daniel, like Tony Kushner, understood Lincoln on a subatomic level, one that goes beyond anything I could articulate. I never asked Daniel about his process, I never questioned it; I never looked the gift horse in the mouth. I just received it with tremendous gratitude.
''With Daniel and Tony, I felt I was in between two giant figures in the landscape of theatre and performances and I was constantly saying to myself, 'Don't get in the way; celebrate these words, capture these performances, get it in the best way you know how.' And let the actors cast their long shadows. He's amazing.''
While Steven loved Tony's screenplay for 'Lincoln' - which is based on the best-selling book 'Team of Rivals' by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin - he had to cut down his first effort as it was nine hours long.
He added to FlicksandBits.com: ''When I got into the screenplay it was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but it was sprawling and epic and it was nine hours long, it was just impractical as a motion picture.''


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Participant boards DreamWorks duo

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Participant Media has joined Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller and period drama The Light Be ...
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Richard Attenborough Jurassic World Photo Reveals John Hammond Statue Tribute

Aug 25 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: slash film

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has posted a new photo from the Jurassic World set, which features a nice tribute to Richard Attenborough, the actor who played Jurassic Park founder John Hammond in the original Steven Spielberg film and died over the weekend. See the new Richard Attenborough Jurassic World tribute image, after the jump. The following photo was posted by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow on twitter with the text “In Memoriam”: ...
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Richard Attenborough, Star of Jurassic Park, Dies at 90-Years-Old

Aug 25 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: movie pilot

On June 11, 1993, Isla Nublar came into our vision as palaeontology pro John Hammond flew over his amusement park of cloned dinosaurs in a helicopter. It was a brilliant spectacle of animatronics and pioneering CG technology. But essentially, those 4 words would never have been the same without you, Richard..."Welcome...to Jurassic Park."Tragically, Richard Attenborough has died at 90. For a number of years, Lord Attenborough had been living in a nursing home with his ...
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Richard Attenborough dies at the age of 90

Aug 25 2014 3:22am CDT | Source: Total Film

Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, with the actor and director’s son confirming his passing on Sunday afternoon. Famed for parts in such titles as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, Lord Attenborough’s career spanned some six decades, and included a pair of Oscar wins. Those were awarded to him for his work on Gandhi, which saw him scoop the coveted double-header of Best Pictur ...
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Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Gandhi,’ Dies at 90

Aug 24 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: variety

Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture “Gandhi” but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and its first sequel as park creator John Hammond, died on Sunday, his son tells BBC News. He was 90. The stocky Briti ...
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Top 10 Mickey Rourke Films

Aug 23 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Mickey Rourke has had both a turbulent professional and personal life to say the least. Alternating between a career in boxing and one in film, his life has had many ups and downs in both. He started out as a boxer but then decided to retire in 1973 and focus on acting. His first role was a tiny appearance in Steven Spielberg's major flop 1941 and one year later he had another small role in possibly the greatest financi ...
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1 week ago

Steven Spielberg Plans Minority Report TV Series

Aug 21 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

While The Devil's Advocate also heads for small screensPlease hold your “we really should have seen this coming” jokes until the end. Because even pre-cogs are tired of hearing it. Still, it’s true that Steven Spielberg has decided that the time is right for a TV series based on 2002’s Minority Report, and is in the process of hiring Godzilla writer Max Borenstein to begin working on a script.According to The W ...
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1 week ago

‘Dead Rising’ Movie To Be Directed By Zach Lipovsky

Aug 20 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: slash film

Leprechaun: Origins helmer Zach Lipovsky will be directing a Dead Rising movie based on the popular Capcom survival horror video game series. The film is being produced by Legendary Pictures’ new Legendary Digital Media division and Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. After the jump we have a lot more information on the project. Mortal Kombat: Legacy producer Tim Carter wrote the script. The 90-minute digital feature film will premiere exclusively on Crackle i ...
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2 weeks ago

AMERICAN SNIPER, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and the POINT BREAK Remake Get New Release Dates

Aug 12 2014 9:33pm CDT | Source: Collider

Warner Bros. shifted their slate around a bit today which resulted in new release dates for a trio of their films. Director Clint Eastwood's film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper, will now open in select theaters on Christmas Day. Guy Ritchie's adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which stars Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, will now open on August 14th, 2015. The Point Break remake, directed by Ericson Core, will hit theaters on July 31st 2 ...
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3 weeks ago

R.I.P. Publicist Mack Newberry

Aug 9 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The veteran Hollywood publicist died yesterday at his home in St. Augustine, FL. Mack Newberry was 89. A protege of Lee Solters, he spent more than a decade at Solters Roskin Friedman in Los Angeles, working with clients including Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Donny and Marie Osmond, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme and Marty Pasetta, who directed Oscar telecasts from 1972-88. Newberry also managed publicity for ...
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