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2012-08-07 07:57:18 PM  
Not the first photo.

Not even the first one to get greenlit.

Still can't wait to see the movie, though.
 
2012-08-07 07:57:45 PM  
Where the hell's the trailer for this damn movie.
 
2012-08-07 07:58:17 PM  
It wouldn't at all surprise me if the movie gets an Oscar nomination for makeup. The likeness is uncanny.
 
2012-08-07 08:05:14 PM  
Yeah, imma see this one
 
2012-08-07 08:11:57 PM  
My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.
 
2012-08-07 08:12:41 PM  
I bet there aren't even vampires in this one.
 
2012-08-07 08:15:25 PM  
November 16th? I better get to reading "Team of Rivals".

I'd always read that Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice. Will be interesting to see how Lewis plays it.

I expect this film to do for the top hat industry what "There Will Be Blood" did for the milkshake industry.
 
2012-08-07 08:22:43 PM  
He has a look on his face like, "This play sucks. An hour left? Somebody shoot me."
 
2012-08-07 08:23:03 PM  

Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.


I would not be surprised if he arranged to be shot in the head during the premiere
 
2012-08-07 08:27:07 PM  
So what storyline are we going with in this movie? I'm assuming by the aging and full beard it's probably 1864-65?

\not that I like Lincoln per se, I just know DDL is going to do it 110% good, whatever it is
 
2012-08-07 08:29:49 PM  
Stupid movie probably won't even have any vampires in it.
 
2012-08-07 08:40:37 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: I would not be surprised if he arranged to be shot in the head during the premiere


If he asks to have the premiere at Ford's Theatre, warm up the death pools.
 
2012-08-07 08:57:03 PM  

FriarReb98: So what storyline are we going with in this movie? I'm assuming by the aging and full beard it's probably 1864-65?

\not that I like Lincoln per se, I just know DDL is going to do it 110% good, whatever it is


I believe the article said the movie is going to be set in the last 11 months of his life, so 1864-1865 is right on the money. I hope that we get to see DDL reading the Gettysburg Address, maybe even his 2nd inaugural address, which is IMO, the greatest speech ever given by an American President.
 
2012-08-07 09:27:24 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: It wouldn't at all surprise me if the movie gets an Oscar nomination for makeup. The likeness is uncanny.


The movie is guaranteed to sweep almost every Oscar category it gets nominated for. Lewis is already a shoo-in for best actor. Oscar noms don't really have all that much to do with performance.
 
2012-08-07 09:29:49 PM  

Coco LaFemme: I hope that we get to see DDL reading the Gettysburg Address


Well if it *is* in fact mid-1864 on, we'll miss it since the address was late 1863, unless it's a flashback, which wouldn't be that hard to string together, I'd imagine.
 
2012-08-07 09:34:00 PM  

cmunic8r99: Not the first photo.

Not even the first one to get greenlit.

Still can't wait to see the movie, though.


First official full-costume picture
 
2012-08-07 09:56:09 PM  

FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: I hope that we get to see DDL reading the Gettysburg Address

Well if it *is* in fact mid-1864 on, we'll miss it since the address was late 1863, unless it's a flashback, which wouldn't be that hard to string together, I'd imagine.


Ugh, my dad would kick my ass for getting that date wrong. I'll hold out for the 2nd inaugural, then.
 
2012-08-07 10:39:08 PM  

FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: I hope that we get to see DDL reading the Gettysburg Address

Well if it *is* in fact mid-1864 on, we'll miss it since the address was late 1863, unless it's a flashback, which wouldn't be that hard to string together, I'd imagine.


Actually, it's the last four months of his life.
 
2012-08-07 11:16:41 PM  
OMGICAN'TWAITICAN'TWAIT!!!!
 
2012-08-07 11:19:45 PM  
He's nailed the look, but if it's not Space Lincoln, I don't want to see it.
 
2012-08-07 11:23:46 PM  
Got a buddy in this film, he plays the sockdologizing old man-trap

Peaceboy I expect this film to do for the top hat industry what "There Will Be Blood" did for the milkshake industry.

That's not funny, the sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln died from 'milk sickness'
Link

wonder where William Billings was...
Link
 
2012-08-07 11:24:47 PM  
You age the photo a bit and the resemblance becomes even more uncanny...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-07 11:27:48 PM  

amd1433: You age the photo a bit and the resemblance becomes even more uncanny...

[i.imgur.com image 635x771]


They didn't have Instagram back then though...
 
2012-08-07 11:28:16 PM  
DDL is 55? Wow. I thought he was younger (early 40s)
 
2012-08-07 11:29:38 PM  

Peaceboy: November 16th? I better get to reading "Team of Rivals".

I'd always read that Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice. Will be interesting to see how Lewis plays it.

I expect this film to do for the top hat industry what "There Will Be Blood" did for the milkshake industry.


The book is well worth reading. Really, it's the best biography of Lincoln I've read.
 
2012-08-07 11:39:55 PM  

cmunic8r99: FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: I hope that we get to see DDL reading the Gettysburg Address

Well if it *is* in fact mid-1864 on, we'll miss it since the address was late 1863, unless it's a flashback, which wouldn't be that hard to string together, I'd imagine.

Actually, it's the last four months of his life.


So the final scenes take place on Excalbia?
 
2012-08-07 11:42:22 PM  

Robert1966: Peaceboy: November 16th? I better get to reading "Team of Rivals".

I'd always read that Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice. Will be interesting to see how Lewis plays it.

I expect this film to do for the top hat industry what "There Will Be Blood" did for the milkshake industry.

The book is well worth reading. Really, it's the best biography of Lincoln I've read.


It's been on my shelf for a year - a gift - and I haven't touched it yet. I will as soon as I finish my current read.

DDL + Spielberg = good movie....how can that not equate?
 
2012-08-07 11:54:21 PM  

cmunic8r99: Not the first photo.

Not even the first one to get greenlit.

Still can't wait to see the movie, though.


Leave no stone unturned whilst thy delivereth mine message.
 
2012-08-07 11:56:40 PM  

Mugato: He has a look on his face like, "This play sucks. An hour left? Somebody shoot me."


Emasculate the heroes?
 
2012-08-07 11:57:46 PM  
Jackie Earl Haley as Alexander Stephens, the guy who voted against secession and yet was named VP of the Confederacy? Met with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Conference to try and arrange a peace? Even voted back into Congress after the war and then as governor of Georgia? I really, really hope he has more than two lines because that dude was fascinating.
 
2012-08-08 12:01:45 AM  
Daniel Day has been known to get into his roles a little to much, I hope he doesn't ask someone to shoot him the head from behind.
 
2012-08-08 12:02:56 AM  

JosephFinn: Jackie Earl Haley as Alexander Stephens, the guy who voted against secession and yet was named VP of the Confederacy? Met with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Conference to try and arrange a peace? Even voted back into Congress after the war and then as governor of Georgia? I really, really hope he has more than two lines because that dude was fascinating.


JEH is in it? Right on. He is an actor that I've not seen enough of. He's been so good in the few roles I've seen him in - he has grown into such a righteous character actor. I'd like this to be a breakthrough role for him, akin to Bryan Cranston's "Breaking Bad" (opening leading roles to him, that is).
 
2012-08-08 12:03:00 AM  

amd1433: You age the photo a bit and the resemblance becomes even more uncanny...

[i.imgur.com image 635x771]


If I saw that in a photo album or book, I wouldn't even do a double take. It's just a picture of Lincoln.
 
2012-08-08 12:06:07 AM  

JosephFinn: Jackie Earl Haley as Alexander Stephens, the guy who voted against secession and yet was named VP of the Confederacy? Met with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Conference to try and arrange a peace? Even voted back into Congress after the war and then as governor of Georgia? I really, really hope he has more than two lines because that dude was fascinating.


Jackie Earl Haley as Snake Plisken in Escape from Afghanistan!

/farkin spelled Afghanistan wrong
 
2012-08-08 12:09:55 AM  

freetomato: JosephFinn: Jackie Earl Haley as Alexander Stephens, the guy who voted against secession and yet was named VP of the Confederacy? Met with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Conference to try and arrange a peace? Even voted back into Congress after the war and then as governor of Georgia? I really, really hope he has more than two lines because that dude was fascinating.

JEH is in it? Right on. He is an actor that I've not seen enough of. He's been so good in the few roles I've seen him in - he has grown into such a righteous character actor. I'd like this to be a breakthrough role for him, akin to Bryan Cranston's "Breaking Bad" (opening leading roles to him, that is).


JEH, Daniel Day Lewis, and Joseph Gordan-Levitt? Throw in Gary Oldman and it pretty much has every amazing and intense actor there is right now.
 
2012-08-08 12:14:14 AM  
arekthorn
They didn't have Instagram back then though...


Did they have Gimp?

www.clusterfake.net
 
2012-08-08 12:22:42 AM  

JosephFinn: Jackie Earl Haley as Alexander Stephens, the guy who voted against secession and yet was named VP of the Confederacy? Met with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Conference to try and arrange a peace? Even voted back into Congress after the war and then as governor of Georgia? I really, really hope he has more than two lines because that dude was fascinating.


I may have to pick up a biography of this character... he sounds amazingly, wonderfully, complicated.
 
2012-08-08 12:23:08 AM  
I mean Lincoln did kill vampires.....right?
 
2012-08-08 12:29:24 AM  

Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.


bbwebb.files.wordpress.com

Still my favorite role of his, epic movie, epic cast....
 
2012-08-08 12:39:48 AM  

blueviking: Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.

[bbwebb.files.wordpress.com image 223x265]

Still my favorite role of his, epic movie, epic cast....


listverse.files.wordpress.com

My favorite role.
 
2012-08-08 12:45:34 AM  

Peaceboy: I'd always read that Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice. Will be interesting to see how Lewis plays it.


Considering it's Spielberg, it'll almost certainly be the voice the public thinks Lincoln had, nothing like the voice he actually had.

If he tries to imitate Sam Waterston's Lincoln, that'll be good enough for me.
 
2012-08-08 12:46:11 AM  
No better actor alive today...
hands down
 
2012-08-08 12:46:25 AM  
Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-08 12:48:28 AM  
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Daniel Day Lewis could do vacuum cleaner commercials and I'd watch them
 
2012-08-08 12:51:30 AM  
Spielberg is an insensitive bastard. We just lived through a theater shooting, and he's putting out a movie about someone who was shot in a theater.

Too soon, a-hole.
 
2012-08-08 12:51:32 AM  

Nem Wan: Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]


Buscemi, man. Buscemi.
 
2012-08-08 12:54:34 AM  

Sabyen91: Nem Wan: Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Buscemi, man. Buscemi.


Michael Richards.
 
2012-08-08 12:54:35 AM  

Sabyen91: blueviking: Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.

[bbwebb.files.wordpress.com image 223x265]

Still my favorite role of his, epic movie, epic cast....

[listverse.files.wordpress.com image 720x479]

My favorite role.



img696.imageshack.us


/one of the first (and still very few) realistic, unsentimental portrayals of disability in film.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:20 AM  

Snapper Carr: Sabyen91: blueviking: Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.

[bbwebb.files.wordpress.com image 223x265]

Still my favorite role of his, epic movie, epic cast....

[listverse.files.wordpress.com image 720x479]

My favorite role.


[img696.imageshack.us image 550x417]


/one of the first (and still very few) realistic, unsentimental portrayals of disability in film.


I really should watch that.

/I know, I am an uncultured heathen.
 
2012-08-08 12:59:45 AM  
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"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

www.montrealfilmjournal.com

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.
 
2012-08-08 01:03:58 AM  

valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

[www.montrealfilmjournal.com image 350x235]

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.


He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.
 
2012-08-08 01:04:03 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: It wouldn't at all surprise me if the movie gets an Oscar nomination for makeup. The likeness is uncanny.


By the way, I have it on very good (first hand) authority that the make up is not in any way prosthetic. Thee's no fake latex nose or other appliances.
Also, towards the end of production on War of the Worlds, Spielberg did make up tests on Liam Neeson as Lincoln. That's how long this project has been in development.
 
2012-08-08 01:09:56 AM  

Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

[www.montrealfilmjournal.com image 350x235]

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.

He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.



He was crazier in There Will Be Blood, I think. He was fighting a war, of sorts, in Gangs, so I'm sure he justified his actions in that context. In TWBB, well... I assume you've seen the ending.
 
2012-08-08 01:13:59 AM  

valar_morghulis: Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

[www.montrealfilmjournal.com image 350x235]

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.

He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.


He was crazier in There Will Be Blood, I think. He was fighting a war, of sorts, in Gangs, so I'm sure he justified his actions in that context. In TWBB, well... I assume you've seen the ending.


I haven't. As much as I love the guy and as much good press the movie got (and the book, of course) I could never get myself to watch or read about an oil baron.
 
2012-08-08 01:24:19 AM  
I can't stand DDL. His character in Gangs of New York was sort of entertaining, but his performance in the There Will Be Blood (an overrated movie alltogether with bad music, bad dialogue, bad actors and a convoluted boring unoriginal story) was a cringeworthy example of overacting. DDL doesn't play characters, he only plays caricatures.
 
2012-08-08 01:32:40 AM  

bikkurikun: I can't stand DDL. His character in Gangs of New York was sort of entertaining, but his performance in the There Will Be Blood (an overrated movie alltogether with bad music, bad dialogue, bad actors and a convoluted boring unoriginal story) was a cringeworthy example of overacting. DDL doesn't play characters, he only plays caricatures.


Humphrey Bogart was a hack. Anthony Hopkins is a douche. Pacino plays himself. Johnny Depp overacts. Tom Hanks has no range. Denzel Washington only plays black people. Clint Eastwood has an astigmatism.

/All mocking aside DDL is a better actor than all of them.
 
2012-08-08 01:32:49 AM  
Not bad looking, but I don't think he'll have the high nasal pitch or the accent Lincoln was said to have.

"Mister Cheermun."
 
2012-08-08 01:47:29 AM  
But will he say "party on dudes" at the end?

/I'm assuming since this is set in the final four months of his life, the film will take place after Lincoln returned from his trip to the future
//San Diemus High School Football rules
 
2012-08-08 01:47:53 AM  

Sabyen91: bikkurikun: I can't stand DDL. His character in Gangs of New York was sort of entertaining, but his performance in the There Will Be Blood (an overrated movie alltogether with bad music, bad dialogue, bad actors and a convoluted boring unoriginal story) was a cringeworthy example of overacting. DDL doesn't play characters, he only plays caricatures.

Humphrey Bogart was a hack. Anthony Hopkins is a douche. Pacino plays himself. Johnny Depp overacts. Tom Hanks has no range. Denzel Washington only plays black people. Clint Eastwood has an astigmatism.

/All mocking aside DDL is a better actor than all of them.


Speaking of Hopkins, check him out as Alfred Hitchcock:
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2012-08-08 01:51:30 AM  

propasaurus: Sabyen91: bikkurikun: I can't stand DDL. His character in Gangs of New York was sort of entertaining, but his performance in the There Will Be Blood (an overrated movie alltogether with bad music, bad dialogue, bad actors and a convoluted boring unoriginal story) was a cringeworthy example of overacting. DDL doesn't play characters, he only plays caricatures.

Humphrey Bogart was a hack. Anthony Hopkins is a douche. Pacino plays himself. Johnny Depp overacts. Tom Hanks has no range. Denzel Washington only plays black people. Clint Eastwood has an astigmatism.

/All mocking aside DDL is a better actor than all of them.

Speaking of Hopkins, check him out as Alfred Hitchcock:
[img2-3.timeinc.net image 300x400]


Why is Hopkins playing Winston Churchill?
 
2012-08-08 01:57:17 AM  
Still waiting to see how well Sacha Baren Cohen will pull off Freddy Mercury.
 
2012-08-08 02:02:11 AM  

DemoKnite: Still waiting to see how well Sacha Baren Cohen will pull off Freddy Mercury.


Huh. I think he would make a great Mercury. I hadn't heard about this though.
 
2012-08-08 02:15:05 AM  
Lewis is one of those few actors I'll go out of my way to watch. Is the plot about a car wash, and the sudden need to raise some quick cash? Is the trailer full of zany hi-jinks? But Daniel Day Lewis in it?

I'm watching it.
 
2012-08-08 02:19:56 AM  

dickfreckle: Lewis is one of those few actors I'll go out of my way to watch. Is the plot about a car wash, and the sudden need to raise some quick cash? Is the trailer full of zany hi-jinks? But Daniel Day Lewis in it?

I'm watching it.


Dude, Where's My Car II? Hell, no, I will not wa...Daniel Day Lewis? Zoltan!
 
2012-08-08 02:25:00 AM  

freetomato: DDL + Spielberg = good movie....how can that not equate?


I have a friend who refuses to watch Spielberg flicks. He claims that Spielberg "cheapened" the art of cinema (yes, he is kind of a hipster douche, but he's still my buddy so I put up with it).

Spielberg may have made some films solely for escapist family entertainment, but damn man, he also made Munich, Ryan, and a host of other amazing films. And even most of his "blockbuster" flicks are good (seriously, does anyone not love the original Raiders of the Lost Ark?). The subject matter combined with DDD in the lead role makes this flick irresistible.

/well, that sounded mighty gay, but yeah, I'm standing by the word "irresistible"
 
2012-08-08 03:25:14 AM  

Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

[www.montrealfilmjournal.com image 350x235]

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.

He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.


He was crazier in There Will Be Blood, I think. He was fighting a war, of sorts, in Gangs, so I'm sure he justified his actions in that context. In TWBB, well... I assume you've seen the ending.

I haven't. As much as I love the guy and as much good press the movie got (and the book, of course) I could never get myself to watch or read about an oil baron.


The book is by Upton Sinclair and isn't "about an oil baron". It's an expose. It's about socialism and the labor movement. It's about a kid and his loyalty to his father. It's about a ton of shiat, and is barely referenced by the movie. You really should read the book.
 
2012-08-08 03:30:54 AM  

mrjared: Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

[www.montrealfilmjournal.com image 350x235]

"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.

He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.


He was crazier in There Will Be Blood, I think. He was fighting a war, of sorts, in Gangs, so I'm sure he justified his actions in that context. In TWBB, well... I assume you've seen the ending.

I haven't. As much as I love the guy and as much good press the movie got (and the book, of course) I could never get myself to watch or read about an oil baron.

The book is by Upton Sinclair and isn't "about an oil baron". It's an expose. It's about socialism and the labor movement. It's about a kid and his loyalty to his father. It's about a ton of shiat, and is barely referenced by the movie. You really should read the book.


I think it might be the next book on my list. I don't know why I have an aversion to it but I do.
 
2012-08-08 03:31:38 AM  

dickfreckle: Spielberg may have made some films solely for escapist family entertainment, but damn man, he also made Munich, Ryan, and a host of other amazing films. And even most of his "blockbuster" flicks are good (seriously, does anyone not love the original Raiders of the Lost Ark?). The subject matter combined with DDD in the lead role makes this flick irresistible.


Even in his lesser efforts, Spielberg always manage to put at least one scene that is nothing short of genius. The scene where Tom Cruise and kids is stalked by aliens in the basement, in "War or the worlds", is a thing of beauty and tension.
 
2012-08-08 03:31:52 AM  

Nem Wan: Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
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www.riflemanconnors.comRoyal Dano did a fair job.
 
2012-08-08 06:54:52 AM  

Nem Wan: Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
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i1068.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-08 07:48:30 AM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: JEH, Daniel Day Lewis, and Joseph Gordan-Levitt? Throw in Gary Oldman and it pretty much has every amazing and intense actor there is right now.


Yeah, they definitely should get everyone.

Everyone?
 
2012-08-08 07:49:53 AM  

dickfreckle: I have a friend who refuses to watch Spielberg flicks. He claims that Spielberg "cheapened" the art of cinema (yes, he is kind of a hipster douche, but he's still my buddy so I put up with it).


Yes, that is a very hipster douche thing to say.
 
2012-08-08 08:39:55 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.

I would not be surprised if he arranged to be shot in the head during the premiere


Sic semper milkshake
 
2012-08-08 09:03:42 AM  
www.richmondmonuments.com
 
2012-08-08 09:08:39 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character.


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This.....was my fav role he played.
 
2012-08-08 09:45:56 AM  

KatjaMouse: [www.richmondmonuments.com image 850x504]


Ha! What is that from?
 
2012-08-08 09:50:33 AM  

FlyingJ: Got a buddy in this film, he plays the sockdologizing old man-trap


So he's a woman? 'Cause that line was delivered about a woman:

The play's most famous performance was at Ford's Theatre in Washington City on April 14, 1865. Halfway through Act III, Scene 2, the character of Asa Trenchard, played that night by Harry Hawk, utters a line, considered one of the play's funniest, to Mrs. Mountchessington: "Don't know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal - you sockdologizing old man-trap."
 
2012-08-08 09:52:44 AM  

Sabyen91: Nem Wan: Lincoln was a weird looking guy. Every feature defies averages. Lewis may bring the character of Lincoln to life brilliantly but good luck finding anybody who really looks like Lincoln.
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Buscemi, man. Buscemi.


Buscemi man, Buscemi man, does whatever Buscemi can...
 
2012-08-08 09:54:33 AM  

DemoKnite: Still waiting to see how well Sacha Baren Cohen will pull off Freddy Mercury.


Depending on the state of decomposition, probably fairly well, at least the smaller bits of him.
 
2012-08-08 10:03:13 AM  

Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: Sabyen91: valar_morghulis: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x234]

"You motherwhoring Irish n*gger, whose man are you?"

"Notch forty-five, you bug-Irish bastard." [Bludgeons Monk to death with his own cudgel.] "Why don't you burn him, see if his ashes turn green."

"On the sixth day, the Lord squatted over the side of England. And what came out was Ireland."

"Don't mind him. He used to be an Irishman."

"That's a wound. That's a kill."

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"You're just the...afterbirth, slithering out of your mother's filth."

"BASTARD in a BASKET!"

"I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP! SLURRRRRRP!"

Greatest. Actor. Ever.

He was terrifyingly psychopathic in Gangs.


He was crazier in There Will Be Blood, I think. He was fighting a war, of sorts, in Gangs, so I'm sure he justified his actions in that context. In TWBB, well... I assume you've seen the ending.

I haven't. As much as I love the guy and as much good press the movie got (and the book, of course) I could never get myself to watch or read about an oil baron.


Actually, the book, "OIL!", is only interesting if you are into reading the word "bunny" eleven billion times and love socialist propaganda. Had very little to do with the movie. TWBB > OIL!
 
2012-08-08 10:25:05 AM  
'Well, except for that one thing, how did you enjoy the play Mrs. Lincoln?'
 
2012-08-08 10:32:21 AM  
Look, I like Daniel Day Lewis very much, but the Abe Lincoln from Bill and Ted's is the best Abe Lincoln of all time. OF ALL TIME!
 
2012-08-08 10:41:01 AM  
Help me, Spock ...
 
2012-08-08 12:52:42 PM  
dittybopper So he's a woman? 'Cause that line was delivered about a woman

No, the most important thing about that line is it's the biggest laugh in the play-Booth being a pro picked it because he knew it would give him his in to eff stuff up

thamike are you referencing "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" based on the Jim Bishop book? Because, you know, Wil Wheaton....
Link
 
2012-08-08 01:05:04 PM  

Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.


Girl, you read my mind! I agree. Day-Lewis is one of the most talented actors alive right now. His work is amazing, made more so by the talent around him (other actors, writers, editors, cinematographers, etc.).
 
2012-08-08 01:24:45 PM  

Coco LaFemme: My dad the Civil War buff is already planning on dragging the boyfriend and I to see this, but the joke's on him, because we want to see it as badly as he does. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, and when he gets into a character, he gets into a character. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if along with that Oscar nomination for makeup, he gets one for Best Actor.


Just imagine if they got Daniel Day-Lewis to play Batman...
 
2012-08-08 05:38:27 PM  
I'll probably see this, but frankly suspect I'll enjoy FDR: American Badass more.
 
2012-08-08 10:54:31 PM  

mactheknife: I'll probably see this, but frankly suspect I'll enjoy FDR: American Badass more.


Referencing Hyde Park? That movie looks good.
 
2012-08-09 05:10:04 AM  
I wonder if the movie will be shown at Ford's Theater
 
2012-08-10 09:58:00 AM  
Will he play it with the fake deep voice or his real midwestern whine?

I am hoping for the midwestern whine. make it ACCURATE! !!!!
 
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