3:50 Showtime; I will try to get there at least 15 mins. in advance and save some seats. Based on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals; screenplay by Tony Kushner (Angels in America).
"One of the most anticipated movies of the year."
At right: Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.
Stars Daniel Day-Lewis with a great cast, including Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, Sally Field, James Spader.
All I need to hear is Daniel Day-Lewis and I'm in:
The greatest actor of the last quarter century, certainly since he played the AMAZINGLY different roles in "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "A Room with a View" in about 1986.
He is the son of the late Poet Laureate C. Day Lewis, who was part of an ingenious circle of friends with poet W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender; and Jill Balcon, daughter of the producer of several of Alfred Hitchcock's early films, Michael Balcon.
DD-L is also married to writer and filmmaker Rebecca Miller, daughter of the great dramatist Arthur Miller.
"'Lincoln' focuses on the last four months of the president’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.”
DD-L replaced Liam Neeson in the title role, I believe. Go, DD-L!!!!!
***Meet near door of specific theater inside whose number is on your ticket stub ; Jane[masked], no voicemail--will have Simba or a meetup sign and will wait till previews start.
If enough people are interested, dinner or drinks after film at Table 3.