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    12 New 'Lincoln' Photos As Film Heads Towards Wide Release & Wide Acclaim

    Even though none of us at The Playlist seemed to care for "Lincoln" -- here's our review, our thoughts from NYFF, and I saw it last night and thought it to be reverential to the point of tedium -- our tepid reaction to it doesn't discount the fact that it's already taken off in limited release, seem...

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    Free iPad App Dives Deeper into History of Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    History buffs--want to dig deeper into Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"? There is a free iPad app available now on iTunes. Lincoln: A Steven Spielberg Film - Discover the Story goes behind the scenes with an interactive look at that crucial time in American history. It includes photos, art...

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    Hollywood Rites of Passage, from Redford and Smith to Siegal and Geffen

    It was an odd day, bookended by two events that drew together an amazing swath of Hollywood's older generation. I saw CAA partner Bryan Lourd, DreamWorks' Marvin Levy, and Sundance's Michelle Satter at both events, and while the Lois Smith memorial in the morning and Peggy Siegal-wrangled PBS docume...

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    Review: 'Lincoln' Is A Handsomely Shot, Immaculately Acted & Terribly Dull Historical Biopic

    Steven Spielberg directing a biopic on Abraham Lincoln, even one that concerns the President's last four months in his second term, is something that positively oozes with endless possibilities. This is, after all, a filmmaker who has turned his virtuosic eye onto past historical injustices like the...

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    Now and Then: 'Lincoln,' the Movies, and Historical Accuracy

    "Lincoln" is no dour disquisition, no romance of an imagined past, but a heroic, even thrilling drama of compromise and chicanery in the midst of the Civil War. Indeed, it resolves one of the medium's oldest conundrums: "Lincoln" is that rare thing, good history and great cinema at once.

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    From the Wire: A Jewish Lincoln?

    Does the new biopic by Steven Spielberg turn the Great Emanicpator into the Great Oy-manicpator?

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lincoln' Makes Triumphant Limited Opening, Beats 'Schindler's List' Initial Numbers

    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opened with the most impressive limited gross of the year, solidifying its status as a rigorous Oscar contender. Though not the top per screen average of the year, it opened wider - 11 theaters in seven cities, not just NY/LA - than those with higher average numbers.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis On Giving 'Lincoln' Voice (NEW VIDEO CLIPS)

    Uncanny is the word NPR uses to describe Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."  In this All Things Considered interview, Day-Lewis describes how he found a high register for Honest Abe's distinctive voice that carried across man...

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    Sorry Guys, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino & Zack Snyder Won't Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    If things stay the way they are now (which they probably won't), "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be directed by Matthew Vaughn with a script by Michael Ardnt (he completed a treatment for the trilogy, but he hasn't yet signed to write the screenplays). And while fans to continue to toss around dream nam...

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    'Lincoln' Scribe Tony Kushner Writing Something New For Steven Spielberg

    With “Lincoln” finally hitting theaters today in select theaters -- it opens wide next week -- and pundits predicting multiple nominations for the long-delayed project, Steven Spielberg has decided he wants to stay in the Tony Kushner business and is already working with the “Linco...

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