Interview: Ben Burtt and Lincoln’s sound design
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Interview: Ben Burtt and Lincoln’s sound design

Sound designer Ben Burtt began his career in 1975, and his innovations were quickly recognized…

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Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom
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Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

Nov. 15, 2012 “We had just watched the movie ‘Lincoln’ in the White House theatre…

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Interview: Janusz Kaminski and Lincoln
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Interview: Janusz Kaminski and Lincoln

In 1993, Steven Spielberg directed Schindler’s List, marking the first collaboration between Spielberg and Director…

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What President Obama Learned from Lincoln
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What President Obama Learned from Lincoln

As person of the year, President Obama was asked about the film, Lincoln: I wanted…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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SBIFF to Honor Daniel Day-Lewis with Montecito Award
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SBIFF to Honor Daniel Day-Lewis with Montecito Award

Lincoln is now officially the highest grossing film of Daniel Day-Lewis’ career. If you adjust…

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Debating Lincoln, Defining History
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Debating Lincoln, Defining History

From history professors to civil rights leaders, Spielberg’s Lincoln has become a bit of a…

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The State of the Race: By Three
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The State of the Race: By Three

  Oscar ballots are going out to 5,856 in the Academy.  Those ballots are then…

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The Globes, SAGs – Who’s Up, Who’s Down – Oscar Ballots Go Out in 4 Days
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The Globes, SAGs – Who’s Up, Who’s Down – Oscar Ballots Go Out in 4 Days

Sounds like we’re talking about bras, doesn’t it? What has come out of the awards…

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

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress: Rachel…

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Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”
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Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”

Sent to me by Robert McNamara from – The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.) 1845-1918, December 14,…

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Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays
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Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

There isn’t anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how…

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GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps
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GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

“Slavery sir? It’s done.” Hoping to scrape whatever’s left of their dignity off the floor,…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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Spielberg, Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg Dedication, Livestream
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Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V
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Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V

I saw Lincoln yesterday with some apprehension. I’ve been waiting to see this film since…

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Tony Kushner on Colbert
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Tony Kushner on Colbert

“Is Lincoln sexy?” “Absolutely … HUGE feet” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full…

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Oscar Bits and Bites
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Oscar Bits and Bites

Over at In Contention, Kris Tapley points out in his tech support column that the…

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Picture of the Day
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Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln
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Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln