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Old 08-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #16
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FIRST LOOK: Daniel Day-Lewis embodies 'Lincoln' in Steven Spielberg's historical drama



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Long-range paparazzi (and the occasional sneaky fellow diner) grabbed snapshots of Daniel Day-Lewis as he was shooting Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln last fall.

But in this exclusive new image from the upcoming historical drama (out Nov. 9), we finally see the My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood Oscar-winner in full character, and the result is even more uncanny than originally expected.

Spielberg tells EW that Day-Lewis captures not just the likeness of the 16th U.S. president in the below image, but also the intangible, pensive quality that made him a great leader. “Lincoln had a very, very complicated – and at the same time, extremely clear — inner life,” the director says. “He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter of fact, his opponents and his enemies criticized him often for being impossibly slow to a decision.”

The movie has also taken a long time to get to the screen, although Spielberg made a relatively fast decision roughly a decade ago when he optioned the rights to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals, about Lincoln and his combative cabinet, when she was still just researching it. The screenplay, adapted by Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner (husband of EW columnist Mark Harris), excerpts just a portion of that 2005 best-seller.

Lincoln focuses on the last four months of the president’s ’s life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed. “Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Spielberg says.

He said the film begins with “Lincoln’s realization that the Emancipation Proclamation, the thing he is most known for, was simply a war powers act that would easily be struck down by any number of lawyers after the cessation of hostilities after the Civil War,” Spielberg says. “He needed to abolish slavery by constitutional measure — and that’s where we start.”
Among the other central characters are David Strathairn, as Lincoln’s loyal Secretary of State, William Seward; Lincoln’s sons, Tad (Dark Shadows‘ Gulliver McGrath) and Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt); his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field); and “one of his most engaging and challenging adversaries, Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones), a radical member of Lincoln’s own party,” Spielberg says.

‘Establish a little authenticity’

There are numerous reports about Day-Lewis attempting to fully immerse himself in the mindset of someone who lived during the mid-1860s by avoiding the trappings of 21st — not to mention 20th — century life during the shoot, but Spielberg says his star never delved so deeply into character that he refused to acknowledge the modern world. “Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” Spielberg says. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”

People on set did refer to the actor as “Mr. President,” including Spielberg, but the director says that was just part of the effort to maintain atmosphere. “I was calling [all] the actors by their character names,” he says. “That was something I felt was important to establish a little authenticity, maybe even more for me than for them.”

Spielberg had his own transcendent Lincoln moment years ago, when he toured an archive of the president’s possessions in Springfield, Ill. “I put on white surgical gloves and was given the chance to actually touch the dress that Mary was wearing when Lincoln was assassinated. And I had the chance to also pick up — and hold in my hand — his hat.”

What went through his own mind in that thoughtful moment?

Spielberg pauses, then says with a laugh: “That I would never be as tall as him.”

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Also, looks like Moulin Rouge II... I mean the Great Gatsby is moving to next summer for its opening.

'Great Gatsby,’ featuring DiCaprio, moves to Summer 2013



Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio will have to wait until next year to see the actor in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

DiCaprio is Jay Gatsby in the film. Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire is Nick Carraway.

Warner Bros. Pictures made the announcement today about the film's opening moving from December to next summer. The studio's president of domestic distribution, Dan Fellman, said the change is being made because "we think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."

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Day-Lewis is going to be nothing short of phenomenal in that role, can't wait. Also, funny to see Gatsby being moved. Oh well, end of the year has other movies too.
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Phoenix and DDL are gonna be front runners for Best Actor. 100% guarantee.
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Mickey Rourke in Talks for ‘Sin City 2′; More Casting Updates



Earlier this summer, Dimension Films confirmed that Sin City 2, the sequel to Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller’s Sin City, will be released on October 4, 2013.

Now that the film and release date are confirmed, here comes the fun part: the casting. Sin City boasted a star-studded ensemble including Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro and many others. The studio has confirmed the likely return of Jessica Alba, who played the beautiful Nancy Callahan and Mickey Rourke, who played Marv, a tough-as-nails thug with an affection for pretty women. It’s now being reported that Rourke is now officially in negotiations to reprise his role in the sequel entitled, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

In the first Sin City, Marv received death by electrocution, which might present a problem for his character to reappear in the second, save for the fact that the sequel is really a prequel of sorts. Miller’s second installment in the series will take fans through interlinking stories and characters that fin in before, during, and after the first film. William Monahan, most recently known for his adapted screenplay for Scorsese’s 2006 hit, The Departed, co-wrote the script A Dame to Kill For with Miller.

Michael Madsen, who plays corrupt police officer Bob in the first film, was asked by MTV News if he would like to return in the sequel. Despite the Internet reporting that he would indeed reprise his role as Bob in A Dame to Kill For, it still remains a mystery to Madsen, as he hasn’t officially been asked back yet. “ I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody,” says the actor. If given the chance, however, Madsen explains, “Well, sure. I thought the first one was pretty good. Of course, I’d like to be a part of it.”

The original Sin City grossed $160 million worldwide and explored a very unique and vibrant world that Rodriguez and Miller brought to fruition. Unlike its predecessor, A Dame to Kill For is adopting the current industry trend and will be presented in 3D. Will the 3D in the film feel gimmicky and fall flat like most other 3D films of the decade? Or will the depth and range Rodriquez brings to his other films, really have the chance to come alive, in all its guts and glory, in 3D?

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #21
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Hmmm, don't know about this one. I liked 'The Town' though. Affleck is a better director than actor...
Ben Affleck in Talks to Direct ‘Justice League’



Yesterday Disney and Marvel Studios happily announced that Joss Whedon, the man behind The Avengers, will be back to not only write and direct its sequel, but will be overseeing Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe (which will also include a live-action TV series) for the next three years.

The big headline-stealing, buzz-generating announcements keep coming from Marvel Studios, but for Warner Bros., it’s been a challenging path to begin organizing live-action feature films for their DC Comics lineup into something that can compete at the same game. They’re taking steps in the right direction to make that happen and their answer to Joss Whedon’s signing may to bring in Ben Affleck to helm Justice League.

Variety has the scoop from several inside sources which inform them that Affleck is the only directorial candidate to have been sent Will Beall’s Justice League screenplay and that he will be chatting with Warner Bros. over the next few days. Affleck, having only begun is major feature film directing career with 2007′s Gone Baby Gone also wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated The Town (2010) for Warner Bros., along with the upcoming Argo which he also helmed.

Even with only a few features under his belt, Affleck has proven he can handle ensemble casts in action and drama, and his working relationship with Warner Bros. almost had him taking on Man of Steel previously. He may still get his chance to work with Superman and more interestingly, Affleck could be in front of the camera in this one as well since he’s starred in the last two features he directed.

Have we found our new Bruce Wayne in the man who once played Daredevil? Funny enough, Affleck was rumored for the part 13 years ago.

From the Man of Steel panel at Comic-Con 2012, Zack Snyder finally dropped his guard about keeping his Superman story separate, much like Nolan’s Batman, and he hinted that once they get “[Superman's] house in order,” they will see where Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent could appear next. With Green Lantern failing to earn critical acclaim, will Ryan Reynolds return as Hal Jordan for the team-up alongside Cavill?

More importantly, when is Justice League planned for release and who will play Batman if it isn’t Christian Bale? Will The Flash and Wonder Woman - both of which have scripts in development – get their introductions through solo movies before Justice League or will Warner Bros. rush Justice League first and use it as a launching pad for each hero’s individual film?

There are so many questions but expect more news soon.

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Old 08-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #22
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Feature debut for David Cronenberg's son, Brandon, looks promising: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=93456

Looks like he picked up some tricks from his dad.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #23
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-The Master
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already 10,000 threads with the same title but yeah.

heres mine

1. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.

the hype has been crazy, first time feature director benh zeitlin(glory at sea) looks like he has made something truly special. to me this looks like where the wild things are(done right) meets days of heaven. mixing malick with magic realism has me more exited about this film then any other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF7i2n5NXLo



2. AMOUR

michael haneke's new film, nuff said right there. stormed over everything at cannes and was said to be the clear and away best film in competition. alot of people have said this is haneke's best film, which means my expectations are for one of the alltime great films in the history of cinema.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tuc3zjvJU8



3. THE BURIAL/TO THE WONDER

shockingly, terrence malicks new film is opening in venice next month! i wont believe it untill it happens because malick, as most people know, takes years and years in post production and tree of life was only last year. also, according to most places he has another film "about the birth and death of the universe" coming next year. hhmmmm, you wait twenty years for a malick film and then three come along at once.


no order from here on out.....


ANNA KARENINA

yes, its oscar bait and joe wright is a talented, but bland film maker but oh how beautiful this looks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGLRO3fZnQ




KILLING THEM SOFTLY

andrew dominicks(assassination of jesse james) new film looks pretty brutal but awesome. had mixed reviews on the festival circuit but some have given it rave reviews.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lzXT_lC1C4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taSWkuvLtys



FRANKENWEENIE

im not the biggest burton fan but his animations are always great(nightmare before christmas/corpse bride) this looks terrific imo, great idea, great visuals, it should be both touching and funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2luLW-9ySw



THE MASTER

pta's new one, great story, looks like its gonna be great character study material, which is good because andersons best film "there will be blood" is also in this mold. great cast also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ1O1vb9AUU



LAWLESS

john hilcoat(the proposition/the road) nick cave score and im assuming hilcoats usual cinematographer. looks pretty bad ass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zl7S1LaPMU



LIFE OF PI

one of my(and i suspect quite a few peoples) favorite books, ang lee bringing this one to the screen. the cgi looks abit shoddy( when doesnt it). but im still really excited for it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEZ35Fhvuc



THE HOBBIT

jacksons need to push technology(ala cameron) has me greatly afraid for this- 48fps is gonna blow, and its in ugly 3d(so it almost fails to make my list based on this fact alone) but there is no questioning the effort and detail of the production design in the lotr's films, going by sets alone, it looks like hes going all out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGsB9dORBg



LES MISERABLES
more oscar bait but les mis is an epic moving experience on stage and hooper should atleast be able to give it the scale and look it requires. i dont like his grand style in terms of cinematography, just hope he can manage some restraint.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5UStefYmE[/quote]



and since i wrote this the epic cloud atlas footage came online so that is very high on my list- tykwer with independant freedom and 100 million dollars(most money ever for indie= epicness, plus wackowskis.....
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With the pre info being relased on The Master, I was reading someone the other day talking about how all PTAs work seems to hover around California, and has a sort era or specific setting, the 70s porn scene, the oil rush, the self help guru new age era, and now this very specific rise of a religion, and then they started talking about looking for a common theme among all the work together, because it seems he may be taking a long look at the state of California as a whole.

I'm not sure I believe it, but it stuck with me, and I'd like to give it a little more thought and research.
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With the pre info being relased on The Master, I was reading someone the other day talking about how all PTAs work seems to hover around California, and has a sort era or specific setting, the 70s porn scene, the oil rush, the self help guru new age era, and now this very specific rise of a religion, and then they started talking about looking for a common theme among all the work together, because it seems he may be taking a long look at the state of California as a whole.

I'm not sure I believe it, but it stuck with me, and I'd like to give it a little more thought and research.

Wow, I never made that connection. Do you have a link to the blog?
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Wow, I never made that connection. Do you have a link to the blog?


Honestly, I think it was a radio interview, or maybe a podcast, because I recall that when it was brought up it was sort of off the cuff, and someone chiming in that TWBB is not in California, but then they looked it up and it was in fact.

So it's something that wasn't a fully formed thought, just an idea that once it was mentioned got stuck in my head and now I want to do a little digging.

If I find any info or anyone else with similar thoughts I'll let you know.
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I've never read The Life of Pi. What's it about? Is it worth reading? It strikes me that it may found in the same bookstore section as The Alchemist, which I loved ... is that a fair guess ... going solely on the couple of pictures posted here.
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the novel is worth checking out thorpe. in the right hands it's also ripe for adaptation though, and with lee and the guy who wrote finding neverland, it's a safe bet that the film won't let down so you could also just wait for that.

the alchemist is a good comparison, i reckon if you like one you'll probably like the other. i liked em both anyway. life of pi isn't anywhere near as abstract as alchemist, the personal journey of the main character mostly about exploring christianity, judaism, and islam... the first half anyway. then it kind of spirals into an adventure fantasy story at which point the plot really takes off. lots of great material re truth v perspective, and martel does a terrific job keeping the reader guessing.
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Looks pretty awesome. I still somehow haven't seen There Will Be Blood.

You aren't missing anything. Don't bother.
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