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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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Aug 8 2014 8:41pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

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Aug 6 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: Collider

Manish Dayal weaves intoxicating magic between two cultures as Hassam Kadam, a young culinary genius who embarks on a life-altering journey that transforms him into a world-class chef in Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred-Foot Journey.  When his restaurateur family leaves their native India and settles in a quaint village in the south of France, they open a boisterous Indian curry house directly across the street from the chic, Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen ...
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Jurassic World Wraps Production: First T-Rex Photo!

Aug 5 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Jurassic World director Colin Tervorrow is celebrating the wrapping of principal photography and took to Twitter. He posted our first photo of a T-Rex from his movie, merely days from publishing a fantastic Chris Pratt photo of the Jurassic World lead ready for action. Jurassic World lands in theaters June 12, 2015 and is just one reason we feel that 2015 may be the best summer ever. The film features the retur ...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey Trailer, Starring Helen Mirren

Aug 4 2014 9:22pm CDT | Source: movienewz

From producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dayal star in The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais. The opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin-starred eatery run by Madame Mallory (Mirren), is nearly cause for […]The post The Hundred-Foot Journey Trailer, Starring Helen Mirren appeared fir ...
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Watch: Chris Pratt Predicted His Own ‘Jurassic World’ Casting Five Years Ago

Aug 4 2014 7:41pm CDT | Source: slash film

In all his interviews discussing Jurassic World, star Chris Pratt has said over and over again how much he loves the franchise. He’s called it his generation’s Star Wars and seems genuinely stoked to be part of the fourth installment in the franchise. What Pratt may or may not remember is on the Parks and Recreation Season 2 DVD Box Set, he filmed a little behind the scenes video in which he joked about Steven Spielberg ...
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