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Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' starring Daniel Day Lewis

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LINCOLN is in theaters November 9th, 2012 (Limited) and Nationwide November 16th, 2012.


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.

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Adrian Nuno's insight:

Steven Spielberg is one of the most successful directors of the past few decades. Every once in a while, he creates a film that transcends a genre, whether it be the adventure genre with the Indiana Jones series, or the thriller genre with "Jaws" that redefined it or the sci-fi/family film genre with "E.T.", Spielberg knows exactly what his audience is looking for, and most of the time, he delivers.


"Lincoln" is his latest masterpiece of a film from Spielberg, showcasing an extraordinary performance from the great Daniel Day Lewis in which he earned his third Best Actor Oscar portraying the 16th President of the United States. Without a doubt, the film was a bit slow at times. But that's because unlike most history biopics that portray action scenes or ideas that are considered completely unrealistic, Spielberg showcases the film as an opportunity to show what really happened behind passing the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. It shows the conversations behind closed doors, and that is what really fascinates me. The film also displays Lincoln as a troubled man. He is not the fantastic President that everyone knows. He has his problems as everyone does. He has flaws, and I believe that Spielberg and Day-Lewis saw that idea very well, turning this film into a true extraordinary biopic.


Spielberg, you have done well.

brandon fritchley's comment, November 1, 2013 5:00 PM
i saw this movie and i believe steven did the best work that he could do. granted everyone would just be bored by history unless you really really enjoy it, but steven found a way to get an actual excitement and wanting in the film. sure if you know the history you know the outcome but in the movie it is in depth shown how the people feel, what they go through, the choices that are actually bounced around and the turmoil that plagues their every decision. it really exposes why Abe is considered one of the greatest presidents in history and how much he truly changed this country and how this country changed him.
Adrian Nuno's comment, November 1, 2013 5:01 PM
Very well said Brandon!
Mike Harrison's comment, November 5, 2013 5:45 AM
Spielberg is one of my favorite directors of all time and I think that this movie is his crowning achievement. I learned a lot about Lincoln that I didn't know before from watching this movie.
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Dark Knight to rise for next James Bond? Christopher Nolan approached to direct next 007 film

Dark Knight to rise for next James Bond? Christopher Nolan approached to direct next 007 film | Movies |
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: It’s early days, but informal talks have begun between Nolan, his representatives and the powers behind the James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson.

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Christopher Nolan + James Bond= Pure Epic Awesomeness!


Chris Nolan, DO IT! That is all.


Combining Christopher Nolan's intense and thoughtful storytelling with his careful, observant and brilliant mind for action sequences with an already successful franchise will hopefully mean another winning credit to add to Christopher Nolan's already successful body of work. It will hopefully be only a matter of time before the producers of the Bond series elect Christopher Nolan as their new director instead of Sam Mendes, who is currently returning to the director's chair for the next Bond film already. Will Mr. Nolan direct a Bond movie in the near future? I really hope so.

Andrew Nuno's comment, November 1, 2013 5:03 PM
Nice article! Do you think this will wait until a new Bond is selected? And, if so, who do you think Nolan would select as the new Bond?
Adrian Nuno's comment, November 4, 2013 5:43 AM
I would imagine that Chris Nolan would have a new Bond in mind. In terms of who that new Bond might be, we shall wait and find out.
Mike Harrison's comment, November 5, 2013 5:42 AM
Nolan is an excellent director in my opinion and I would very much like to see him get involved in a new Bond movie.
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Career Arc: Alfonso Cuaron

Career Arc: Alfonso Cuaron | Movies |
Any attempt to explain the career of director Alfonso Cuaron has always defied writerly cliche; the task is even more difficult now that that arc has

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Adrian Nuno's insight:

As I look into this man's work more and more, I can certainly agree with the critics and audiences alike that Alfonso Cuaron ,without a doubt, is one of our best and most versatile directors. And with his latest film "Gravity" out in theatres right now, he continues to prove that idea even more. He continues to prove to Hollywood that he is a director to be reckoned with, and I am hoping that as the years continue to pass, his body of work gets stronger and stronger. Good work Alfonso!

Andrew Nuno's comment, November 1, 2013 5:04 PM
Alfonso Cuaron reminds me a lot of Terrence Malik. He doesn't make films that often, but when he does, it is something that strays from the usual Hollywood fare.
Adrian Nuno's comment, November 4, 2013 5:43 AM
Very well said Andrew!
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Gravity - "Detached" [HD] In theaters October 4th. Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side," "The Prop...
Adrian Nuno's insight:

This is one of the most cleverly executed scenes that I have seen in a long time. Perfectly executed visual effects, acting and direction! "Gravity" looks unlike any film I have ever seen before. If you are looking for a visual spectacle with smarts, story and heart, definitely count on seeing "Gravity" soon! If you have not seen the film yet, go see it! I need to myself!

Adrian Nuno's comment, November 1, 2013 4:58 PM
Did you see it in IMAX Emily?
Emily Parczany's comment, November 1, 2013 5:11 PM
No, I saw it in 3D at Regal.
Adrian Nuno's comment, November 4, 2013 5:44 AM
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Quentin Tarantino Is Justified (In This Case)

Quentin Tarantino Is Justified (In This Case) | Movies |
I realize I have been remiss and not gone on record regarding the controversy over Django Unchained and the movie’s heavy use of the n-word. About the controversy, this is what Ace Showbiz wr...

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Quentin Tarantino is, without a doubt, one of our best but also one of our most controversial directors. His latest film, "Django Unchained", a southern slavery revenge epic that was directed and written by Tarantino, is being heavily criticized by the media for the film's heavy usage of the N-word and for the film's moments of extreme graphic violence. In my opinion, in a way that's how movies should be. Yeah, the film heavily used the N-word a lot. But that's because Tarantino is daring. He is not afraid to show the brutal life that was the American south during the pre-Civil war period in which this film is set. Every director has his or her own way of doing movies and their own interpretation of cinema. Not everyone will like or agree with one's body of work, just like I am sure not everyone likes Stanley Kubrick or even Alfred Hitchcock. While Tarantino's work is without doubt very controversial, his movies are also very entertaining as well, which ultimately accomplishes the goal that movies are here for.

Jerome Veit's comment, November 5, 2013 4:43 PM
I think that most of the people who are making such a big deal about it might not have seen the movie and are only using what they read and heard as evidence against Tarantino. I recently watch the movie and did very much notice the extensive use of the n-word, but in no way is it glorified. It is used the way it historical was used and you need to remember that in the part of history it was an acceptability word to use. One of the movies goals was to show the horrors of slavery and would not have done that as well with out the right words being used.\
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Alfonso Cuaron Asked By Reporter What It Was Like Shooting Gravity In Space

Alfonso Cuaron Asked By Reporter What It Was Like Shooting Gravity In Space | Movies |

A reporter asked filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron what it was like shooting hit thriller "Gravity" in space, and the video has since gone viral (Gravity 3D Director Asked By Reporter What Filming In Space Was Like

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Comes to show you what award-worthy visuals and incredible direction can do. It is a pretty funny article that illustrates that when the magic of Hollywood effects combines with effective storytelling, effective performances, effective direction, effective editing and effective music altogether, it can really make even the most intelligent of individuals get lost in the world of movie magic.

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Roger Deakins, ASC BSC on Cinefii: "What advice do you have for aspiring Cinematographers? (01:26)

Posted by Cinefii on April 19, 2013 • 


"Nominated for 10 Oscars, Roger Deakins has given a unique visual identity to films by big league Directors such as, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes. 
'It's harder for somebody to take up Cinematography as a profession' ROGER DEAKINS

Starting out in documentaries, Roger has acquired a veritable instinct for the meaning of an image.

Prisoners (2013). Skyfall (2012). In Time (2011). True Grit (2010). Revolutionary Road (2008). The Reader (2008). No Country for Old Men (2007). The Village (2004). A Beautiful Mind (2001). O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The Big Lebowski (1998). Kundun (1997). Courage Under Fire (1996). Fargo (1996). Dead Man Walking (1995). The Shawshank Redemption (1994)."



• You may watch also: Vittorio Storaro, what does a student of cinematography need to know?

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Adrian Nuno's insight:

This man offers some pretty good advice for beginning cinematographers. He has an incredible body of work behind him and he has worked with some of the finest directors in the film industry including Sam Mendes, the Coen Brothers and Martin Scorsese just to name a few. One of my favorite cinematographers is also Wally Pfister, who assisted director Christopher Nolan on "The Dark Knight Trilogy" and recieved some inspiration from this man. Very good cinematographer!

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