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Steven Spielberg is one of those directors who can do anything. It seems for every fun adventure film he makes, he follows it up with a more serious film, usually something of historical nature. Following up with ‘The Adventures of TinTin’, Spielberg decided to delve into two very different historical tales.
The first was ‘War Horse’, based on the British novel of the same name, that followed the life of a horse through WWI, and all the men whom he came across in his life. It was a truly wonderful film, one that was enjoyed very much by audiences, but Spielberg wasn’t done with his historical epics yet.
For years, Spielberg had been working on a film about Abraham Lincoln, and he never lost sight of that. It took years of development, which saw the change of Liam Neeson to Daniel Day-Lewis in the role of Lincoln, but one that was worth the wait. Based on the novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln’, which deals with Lincoln’s last four months of life, when Lincoln tried passing the Thirteenth Amendment. The film is a star studded ensemble, including Daniel Day-Lewis in his Oscar Winning role as the Sixteenth President, as well as Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and James Spader. A film of this magnitude deserves a strong blu-ray package, and I’m glad to say that Disney has given the film one. Featuring some excellent special features, as well as perfect audio and video, Disney has made this blu-ray a must own.
One of my favorite films of last year was Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in his Academy Award winning performance as the sixteenth Presiden of the United States. I always enjoy Spielberg’s historical epics, and ‘Lincoln’ was no different. The film, based on the novel, ‘Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln’, which explored the framing of the thirteenth amendment, and the last few months of his life. It’s a truly moving excellent film that explores a part of the history of the United States that isn’t always touched on.
The film features an impressive cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and James Spader, all who give some of their finest performances to date. I’ve been looking forward to getting a chance to re-watch this film, so I’m excited to see that Walt Disney Studios will be releasing the film on March 26, 2013, on blu-ray and DVD. There will be a four disc Ultimate Collector’s edition, two disc blu-ray edition, and a single one disc DVD version. Hit the jump to see the differences between the different releases, as well as a trailer for this two time Academy Award winning film.
DreamWorks Pictures announced today that “Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg, will hit $100M at the domestic box office today, 34 days from its initial exclusive release in 11 theaters on November 9. With its relevancy and riveting storytelling, the powerful film has resonated with American audiences across a wide demographic, drawing in moviegoers from teens to senior citizens.
“Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, has steadily delivered strong performances to hit the $100M mark today. To support audience demand, an additional 271 theaters will be added Friday, bringing the total number of theaters to 2285.
Today, “Lincoln” received seven Golden Globe® nominations—more than any other film this year and more than any other Spielberg film. In addition to best picture drama and best director nods, the film was nominated in the best actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress categories as well as best screenplay and best original score categories.
Yesterday, “Lincoln” garnered SAG Award® nominations for outstanding performances in the leading role and supporting role categories for male actor and in the supporting role category for female actor as well as a nomination for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.
Earlier this week, “Lincoln” received a record-setting 13 nominations for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA). This is more nominations than any film has ever received from BFCA.
In addition, both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film critics honored Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tony Kushner with awards.
Producer Kathleen Kennedy comments on the success of “Lincoln”: “It was a 12- year struggle to get this film made. We are humbled and gratified to receive these nominations and to see how audiences have embraced it. To see this film cross $100 million after we were continually discouraged from making it, is beyond what we could have ever hoped for. “
Many critics have responded to the political relevancy of “Lincoln.” Joe Klein in Time says, “Suddenly it seems as if everyone in the political world is talking about Steven Spielberg’s splendid film ‘Lincoln.’”
Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post states: “President Obama hosted a screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ at the White House the other day. He should do it again—and again and again. ‘Lincoln’ is exquisitely crafted and even more exquisitely timed.”
And David Brooks in the New York Times comments, “I hope everybody who shares this anti-political mood will go out to see ‘Lincoln,’ directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner. The movie portrays the nobility of politics in exactly the right way.”
“Lincoln” is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
From DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, in association with Participant Media, “Lincoln” is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
“Lincoln” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
- Dream Works Lincoln Movie Premiere Images & Trailer (chipandco.com)
In anticipation for Steven Spielberg’s newest film, Lincoln (in theaters nationwide November 16, 2012), Disney Publishing Worldwide has launched their newest book using Apple’s iBook Author software – Lincoln: A Steven Spielberg Film – Discover the Story. Go behind-the-scenes of the movie with this exclusive interactive book and see how a crucial time in America’s history was recreated and brought to the screen with beautiful photos, art, interviews, music, and more.
With a foreword by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln: A Steven Spielberg Film – Discover the Story dives into the making of the film by first giving the story some historical context with a look at each of the actors in character. Chapter One, titled “Players on the Stage of History,” offers readers a chance to watch intimate interviews with the actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt while they reveal the experiences they had recreating notable American luminaries.
LINCOLN was the closing night Gala screening at AFI Fest 2012. Images featuring cast, crew, and special guests at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, in Hollywood CA.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.