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    Spielberg Says Getting Daniel Day-Lewis To Say Yes To 'Lincoln’ Was Tough; Sally Field Says DDL Texted Her In Character

    Much like Obama and Romney, Steven Spielberg’s out on the campaign trail for his upcoming historical drama/political procedural “Lincoln” (including a visible stop on "60 Minutes"). And perhaps illustrating how the film isn’t the easiest sell for audiences that may not want a history lesson this fal...

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    EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from 'The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies': David Thomson on Steven Spielberg

    San Francisco-based critic David Thomson, the brainy Brit behind the must-own "Biographical Dictionary of Film," has written an authoritative history of film with his distinctive flair: "The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies." Here's an exclusive look at his chapter on Steven Spielberg, "To Own th...

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    Spielberg Talks Childhood Anger and 'Lincoln' on '60 Minutes,' Turns Back on Action (VIDEO)

    The brass ring of publicity scores is the '60 Minutes' interview. What beats it? Maybe a Time cover. Sunday night's Lesley Stahl profile of Steven Spielberg includes the first clips from his upcoming “Lincoln” (November 16) as well as an interview with Spielberg’s parents about his childhood.

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    What You Won't Learn About Spielberg From Last Night's '60 Minutes' (Video)

    Oscar-season pandering has begun. Steven Spielberg's bid for "Lincoln" kicked into high gear with a tender segment about the personal inspiration behind his work. He may not be running for office, but like most campaign fodder the interview contains a grain of truth that obscures the bigger picture.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Reporters, Villains and History On-Screen

    Romanticized reporters, Javier Bardem and E.T. are all on display in this week's edition of Reel Reads.

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    Oscar Talk: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is Major Contender, Led by Day-Lewis; Supporting Actress Race, Has Phoenix Dive-Bombed His Chances?

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I weigh in on Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln." The movie is restrained, and beautiful, and deeply moving, and Daniel Day-Lewis carries the day as America's 16th president pushing thorugh the 13th amendment to ban slavery. Picture, director...

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    HBO Considering A Third 'Band Of Brothers,' Signs Deal With David Fincher

    Of all the success HBO has had in recent years, particularly by drawing Hollywood stars and auteurs into their fold, one could arguably trace their new network dominance back to 2001's "Band Of Brothers." The acclaimed ten-part, eleven-hour miniseries from producers Steven Spielberg an...

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    Steven Spielberg Sent A Script To The Fake Movie Studio The CIA Set Up To Make 'Argo,' Was It 'E.T.'?

    If Ben Affleck's Oscar contending "Argo" has proven anything, it's that truth is indeed stranger than fiction, and his based-on-a-true story tale has an even more interesting footnote to go along with the story.

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    DreamWorks' Spielberg, Katzenberg & Geffen Give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

    The Motion Picture & Television Fund has received a hefty donation from the three founders of DreamWorks SKG; Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen will each give $30 million to the campaign to help ensure the MPTF's charitable programs and services are available to those in need, an...

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    Hollywood is in Turnaround

    "It's in turnaround" is one of the great Hollywood lines in "Argo" as John Goodman and Alan Arkin throw insider lingo at Ben Affleck's neophyte "associate producer." Truth is, it seems like all of Hollywood is in turnaround right now.

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