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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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Interstellar: Christopher Nolan's Movie Shows Kubrick's 2001 Casts Long Shadow!

Jul 30 2014 7:21pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

"Stanley Kubrick made the ultimate science fiction movie, and it is going to be very hard for someone to come along and make a better movie, as far as I'm concerned. On a technical level, it can be compared, but personally I think that '2001' is far superior."—George Lucas, 1977Today, the third trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar was released online. The buzz and anticipation for this film is building huge moment ...
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Top 10: The best of Stanley Kubrick

Jul 26 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

In honor of one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema, who would have been 86 years old today (Kubrick passed away in 1999), I have decided to make my list of the Top 10: The best of Stanley Kubrick films ever. It wasn't hard to come up with ten great Kubrick films, but it was tough to order them because so many of his films are masterworks that continue to evolve over time. Kubrick films are rare in ...
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ATARI: GAME OVER Comic-Con Panel Recap: Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary

Jul 26 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Collider

Being an entertainment documentary junkie, I will watch any and everything I can get my hands on.  I remember first hearing about the Atari / E.T. archaeological dig featured in Atari: Game Over, not knowing there was a film that was being created documenting the project. Besides, what was the angle for seekers of buried E.T. cartridges anyway?  In a related vein, I was aware of prop collectors traveling to film locations to dig pieces of junk out of ...
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Five Reasons Why Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios Is An Ex-Empire

Jul 23 2014 10:44pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Some in Hollywood may have been surprised by Microsoft’s announcement that Xbox Entertainment Studios, its much-touted experiment in new kinds of interactive TV programming and headed by former CBS President Nancy Tellem, would be shut down. But really, didn’t we see this coming? Here are five reasons why the announcement was, ultimately, long in coming but not long in shock value, at least to veteran watchers of the uneasy, evolving boundary between Holly ...
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David Andrews Joins ABC’s ‘The Whispers’, Meaghan Rath In ‘Secrets & Lies’

Jul 23 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: Deadline

David Andrews (Fight Club, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines) has been booked as recurring on ABC thriller The Whispers, from ABC Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV. It focuses on an an unseen force that is manipulating society’s most innocent – our children – to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in a suspenseful race to save humanity. Andrews, reppe ...
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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Hotel Hell’ Returns Down, ‘Under The Dome’ Cracks, ‘Ninja Warrior’ & ‘MasterChef’ Rise, ‘Bachelorette’ Steady

Jul 22 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Deadline

He’s back, not that he ever really went away. Fox’s favorite multitasker Gordon Ramsay returned with a new season of Hotel Hell (1.5/5) last night. Which of course meant that Fox was all Ramsay on Monday with the second cycle debut of the reality series following his own MasterChef (2.1/7). Hotel Hell was a big hit for the network when it launched two years ago, if for no reason than it was comfortingly reminiscent of Ramsay’s now shuttered Kitchen Nig ...
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Casting: Watts, Ryan, Sheehan, Tveit, Donovan

Jul 22 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Demolition Naomi Watts is in negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal in "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallee's upcoming dramatic comedy "Demolition" based on a 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe. Gyllenhaal plays a young investment banker struggling to cope after the tragic death of his wife. During his attempt to put his life back together, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops an unus ...
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Colin Trevorrow Debuts New Jurassic World Poster

Jul 21 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Just in time for Comic-Con...You’ll be hearing more and more news about the San Diego Comic-Con this week, especially since the event kicks off on Wednesday. As usual, film companies are promising exclusive goodies to raise awareness, and director Colin Trevorrow has just premiered a brand new poster for Jurassic World that will be offered to con-goers who can track it down.Exclusive Jurassic World art from @MarkEnglert, available at SDCC to a resourceful few. pic.twitter.com/9vlX3 ...
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Hellboy 3: Epic Movie Sequels That Never Happened

Jul 21 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hellboy 3 isn't happening. It's sad, I know, but both actors and the director have confirmed that we won't get to see Big Red in action again. Hopefully a publicity stunt like the Aquaman deal but right now, it seems very, very unlikely. Anyway, we might as well get on with the post-mortem. What follows is Guillermo del Toro's idea for the movie. Hellboy was to finally come t ...
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TCA: Young Auds Want Mortality Dramas Like ‘Red Band Society’, Not ‘Twilight’

Jul 20 2014 4:56pm CDT | Source: Deadline

While Fox’s Red Band Society drama deals with the grave topic of ill-stricken teenagers in a Los Angeles childrens hospital, the subject matter didn’t scare off network executives according to the show’s executive producers at TCA.  Commenting on the latest trend of illness-centered dramas i.e. The Big C, Chasing Life and the ABC Studios-produced Red Band Society, series EP Margaret Nagle explained, “Teens and twent ...
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