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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

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60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into recreating Lincoln’s world of 1864. Here’s the complete 12-minute segment featuring extended interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Day-Lewis and Spielberg himself. Want more? Check out the 3 “web extras” after the cut.

Viola Davis Wears Her Natural Hair as she intros Day-Lewis

Viola Davis Wears Her Natural Hair as she intros Day-Lewis

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Whenever I see that beautiful afro on Viola Davis I am reminded of her subtle rebellion against the need to blend in to appeal to industry voters who really only see one kind of woman.  She did it at the Oscars and she’s done it again last night. Also, Daniel Day-Lewis.  His performance, along with Kushner’s script and Spielberg’s subtle direction, are the essential forces that build Lincoln’s foundation: After…

Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

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Nov. 15, 2012 “We had just watched the movie ‘Lincoln’ in the White House theatre with the director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending. Later, the President invited Daniel Day-Lewis upstairs to see the Lincoln Bedroom in the private residence. Here is Day-Lewis, who had just come to life as Abraham Lincoln, viewing the Gettysburg Address.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Full-size after the cut.

Zero Dark Thirty

New York Film Critics Awards, 3 apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln!

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Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Zero Dark Thirty Best Foreign Language Film: Michael Haneke, Amour Best First Film: David France, How To Survive a Plague Best Nonfiction…

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The Eternal Reach: How Steven Spielberg’s evolving ideas continue to ignite cinema

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There was something very telling watching Steven Spielberg at the AFI Fest last year introducing TinTin. He did two things. He downplayed our expectations of the movie we were about to see and he breathlessly announced he was still in Virginia filming Lincoln. His enthusiasm for his subject matter might just be the thing that keeps him fumbling towards greatness nearly every year. He was releasing two films — TinTin…

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Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

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Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and can still get away with behaving half his age. In the film’s raw opening scene, he’s lying in bed in Orlando at 7 a.m. after an…

Spielberg’s Lincoln trailer debuts on Google Hangout

Spielberg’s Lincoln trailer debuts on Google Hangout

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Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

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Can’t say “first look” because we’ve already seen leaked set pics, but EW has the first official look at Daniel Day-Lewis in costume and in character as Abraham Lincoln.

News: Theron Joins Cody and Reitman, Day Lewis is Moriarty and Other News

News: Theron Joins Cody and Reitman, Day Lewis is Moriarty and Other News

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Charlize Theron will try on Diablo Cody’s dialogue for size in the next film by Cody and directed by Jason Reitman. ¬†Thanks to Kevin for that and the following link: In other news, Daniel Day Lewis will collect a nice paycheck to play Professor Moriarty, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in the Sherlock Holmes sequel. – Still just a rumor. The Envelope’s Tom O’Neil talks up the Weinstein co. charmer, The…

Daniel Day-Lewis as Professor Moriarty?

Daniel Day-Lewis as Professor Moriarty?

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Today’s Unconfirmed Rumor: ComingSoon says SuperHeroHype says director Guy Ritchie hopes to convince Daniel Day-Lewis to play Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2, due December 16, 2011. “The site adds that if that doesn’t work out, other names that have been bandied about as being in consideration include Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman.” Today’s Debunked Rumor: Dark Horizons reports that Neill Blomkamp has not been…