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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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Mark Rylance To Play ‘BFG’ In Roald Dahl Adaptation By Steven Spielberg

Oct 27 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Deadline

DreamWorks has set three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance to play the title role in  in "The BFG." Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic kid novel. Published in 1982, BFG concerns a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG. The three set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the ...
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Watch the Very Terrence Malick-y ‘The Better Angels’ Trailer

Oct 27 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

We’ve seen plenty of movies about Abraham Lincoln — including, most recently, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln — but none quite like this. The Better Angels takes place long before all of the stuff Lincoln got famous for, focusing instead on his childhood in the Indiana wilderness. Jason Clarke and Brit Marling play the parents of the future U.S. president (played as a kid by Braydon Denney), and Diane Kruger another maternal figure. It looks a bit like Tree of Life if ...
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‘Magician’ Trailer: Revisit the Life and Work of Orson Welles

Oct 22 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Maybe I’m guessing wrong, but it feels like Orson Welles has fallen away from his perch at the top of the list of the most fascinating American filmmakers. We’re a couple decades removed from the prominence of the people who kept him in the conversation; other filmmakers have dominated the conversation as dialogue about film has changed. We’ve seen Citizen Kane fall from first to second on Sight ...
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ABC Making ‘Bachelor Party’ TV Series Based on 1984 Tom Hanks Movie

Oct 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

A few weeks ago, we got word that the 1988 Tom Hanks classic Big was being adapted for the small screen by Fox. Now ABC is also mining Hanks’ resume for material, and has come up with a TV series based on the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. If someone options Splash, we can officially call “TV shows based on ’80s comedies starring Tom Hanks” a new hyper-specific trend. Hit the jump for more on the Bachelor Party TV series. Variety reports ABC has given a “put pilot with heavy ...
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Natalie Dormer Enters ‘The Forest’ for Producer David Goyer

Oct 21 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Natalie Dormer is one tough cookie, as evidenced by her steely turns in Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Elementary, and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now she’s going to use that spirit to battle supernatural forces for David Goyer. The British actress has just signed on for The Forest, a thriller set in Japan’s Aokigahara forest — nicknamed the “Suicide Forest” for the number of people who end their lives there. Spooky. H ...
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Nordling Reviews FURY!

Oct 11 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

David Ayer's tank war saga gets a lot right but fumbles in the stretch. Read the full article on AICN Nordling here.   There is a lot of conflict in FURY, and that’s not just in the subject matter.  FURY is fighting with the ghosts of a thousand World War II movies.  While it never breaks new ground plotwise, director/screenwriter David Ayer would rather you forget all those past films and take FURY on its ow ...
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Spielberg’s UNDER THE DOME & EXTANT Returning To CBS Next Summer!!

Oct 9 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Spielberg’s UNDER THE DOME & EXTANT Returning To CBS Next Summer!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! This summer’s terrible season finale of “Under The Dome” ended with pretty much all the important residents of Chester’s Mill (except and injured Big Jim Rennie) wandering toward what looked like a newly discovered Dome Exit. But now we’ve word that CBS has just ordered a third season for next summer. ...
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Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’ Delayed to 2016

Oct 9 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Ron Howard just felt a Force push. Howard is prepping Inferno for an April 2015 shoot; it will be his third film based on a Dan Brown novel. Tom Hanks will once again star as Professor Robert Langdon in the adaptation of Brown’s 2013 novel. But the film was scheduled to be released in December 2015. And while there is no doubt that an audience made up of all your parents and extended family will show up for Infer ...
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Ron Howard’s INFERNO Release Date Pushed to October 14, 2016

Oct 9 2014 2:27pm CDT | Source: Collider

The popularity of a Dan Brown novel has nothing on Star Wars.  As Evan correctly predicted previously, Sony Pictures has opted to shift the Inferno release date from December 18, 2015—opposite Star Wars: Episode VII—back nearly a year to October 14, 2016.  Ron Howard returns to direct the third Dan Brown adaptation with Tom Hanks back in the starring role after 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons.  The initial 2015 ...
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Brian Dennehy & Neal McDonough Join TNT Drama ‘Public Morals’

Oct 8 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent) and Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown) have book major recurring roles on Ed Burns' TNT drama series Public Morals, from Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV. Public Morals is set in 1967 in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kind ...
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