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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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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

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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 Nightmares. The then new ...
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Casting: Watts, Ryan, Sheehan, Tveit, Donovan

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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 unusual relationship with a pot smoking single m ...
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Colin Trevorrow Debuts New Jurassic World Poster

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

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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 resourcefu ...
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TCA: Young Auds Want Mortality Dramas Like ‘Red Band Society’, Not ‘Twilight’

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

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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 twentysomethings aren’t about the immortality as seen in Twilight, rat ...
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Updates On "Penny Dreadful" S2 & "Halo" Series

Jul 19 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

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Showtime President David Nevis took some questions during this week's Television Critics Association press tour and spoke of two key upcoming series for the network - the second season of "Penny Dreadful" and the proposed live-action "Halo" TV series which Steven Spielberg is executive producing. Despite the shuttering of Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios, the "Halo" series is still going forward and Showtime remains in talks with the company about c ...
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Bryan Cranston's LBJ Goes All The Way

Jul 17 2014 2:57am CDT | Source: Empire Online

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From the stage to the screenEverything Bryan Cranston touches is turning to awards at the moment, not least his theatrical interpretation of US President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way. That stage play, freshly garlanded in Tonys and other such trinkets, has just been picked up by HBO Films and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.A Broadway debut for Cranston, the play charts the troubled first year of the Johnson administration. There’s the aftermath ...
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Art Director’s Guild Draws Up Lifetime Achievement Award For Jim Bissell

Jul 15 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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Legendary production designer Jim Bissell will be this year’s recipient of the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award, its highest honor. Bissell, production designer for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, is currently in pre-production on his second in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and was production designer of four of the  five films directed by George Clooney, including this year’s Monuments Men. “Jim Bissell’s ...
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Kristen Connolly Joins ABC’s ‘The Whispers’ In Recasting

Jul 14 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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Kristen Connolly (House Of Cards) has landed a series regular role on ABC thriller The Whispers, In a recasting, Connolly will play Lena Lawrence in the series from ABC Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV. The Whispers 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. Connolly replaces Brianna Brown, who playe ...
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Steven Spielberg targeted in Facebook hunting prank

Jul 14 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: hollywood

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Steven Spielberg has found himself at the centre of a Facebook.com prank after one user shared a snap of the director sitting next to a 'dead' dinosaur on the set of Jurassic Park and jokingly shamed him ...
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