Sally Field channeled grief over mother’s death into Lincoln

Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired on Valentine’s Day. Sally Field has been a beloved part of American pop culture for nearly a half-century. At 66, she has as many Best Actress Academy Awards as Meryl Streep. Pretty good...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time

“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me.” Twice during Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a collection of glass plate photographs are featured. Lincoln’s son, 10-year-old Tad, is preoccupied with...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Kathleen Kennedy: Desert Island Producer

Since the Oscar race that started with Argo in Telluride is now finishing with Argo in Hollywood I have really no choice but to quote Bob Dylan — “You just kinda wasted my precious time but don’t think twice, it’s all right.” All of the in-between that happened...
Posted On 14 Feb 2013

Oscar bits and bites

David O. Russell probably didn’t know there was a camera on him when he heard Emmanuelle Riva had just won the BAFTA. In Contention’s Kris Tapley does his annual Best Shots of the Year post.   In typically old Hollywood fashion, you can’t have a leading actress...
Posted On 13 Feb 2013

Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln (and Charles Darwin)

“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right,...
Posted On 12 Feb 2013