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(FilmDrunk)   Daniel Day-Lewis's acting for Lincoln was so method he plans to avoid theater balconies for the rest of his life   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com) divider line 67
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2012-11-01 03:23:06 PM

timujin: Lunchlady: Have you ever heard a recording of Churchill? Guy had a lisp!

Yes, it was well known that it was a condition he worked hard from childhood to overcome. He still had a good voice, though, even with the tiny bit of a lisp that was still evident. Haven't ever heard a recording of Lincoln's voice, obviously, and hadn't actually heard of any real descriptions of it, so the only thing I've had to go on is previous dramatic interpretations. The voice Day-Lewis chose made him sound almost weak, so it was odd to me. Turns out, that was most likely what his voice sounded like. I should have expected that, as Day-Lewis is a consummate professional and would have insisted on it even if it did seem off putting.


From everyone I know who's seen an early screening they are saying it's incredible and that he embodies the character so well you become instantly comfortable with the voice. I think it's probably only jarring the first time you hear it.
 
2012-11-01 04:02:53 PM

timujin: propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.

I fully expect that Day-Lewis puts forth a fantastic performance. However, based on the previews, I was extremely disappointed by the way he decided to characterize Lincoln's voice. He sounds... petulant? Whiny almost... I mean, this is a man who was known for his oratory skills, but based on what I've seen, I can't believe anyone would want to listen to a speech made by him for more than two minutes. Is that consistent with the actual movie or is it better when presented in context?


This was all covered in the article that you didn't read.
 
2012-11-01 04:03:53 PM
Anyone ever listened to JFK speak? It's awful.
 
2012-11-01 04:27:31 PM

timujin: propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.

I fully expect that Day-Lewis puts forth a fantastic performance. However, based on the previews, I was extremely disappointed by the way he decided to characterize Lincoln's voice. He sounds... petulant? Whiny almost... I mean, this is a man who was known for his oratory skills, but based on what I've seen, I can't believe anyone would want to listen to a speech made by him for more than two minutes. Is that consistent with the actual movie or is it better when presented in context?


While not having seen the movie that descriptions seems consistent with all the stories I've heard about him (they had a pretty fascinating segment on him on NPR years ago).

Also, he had teh ghey, so an effeminate voice wouldn't be out of the question, either.
 
2012-11-01 04:56:35 PM

fiver5: This was all covered in the article that you didn't read.


ah, yes, perhaps next time I should just RTFA... but, then, what kind of Farker would I be?
 
2012-11-01 05:37:16 PM
That's just how he is. I look forward to this film.
 
2012-11-01 06:18:22 PM

propasaurus: Cythraul: Who's going to play Lincoln's gay love interest?

Yeah, I went there.

It's actually alluded to.


It would'nt be Hollywood if it wasn't.
 
2012-11-01 08:01:31 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: He's a consumate pro. Not many left like him. You can't name a bad DDL movie. And if you do, you're a stupidhead.


DDL is a terribly overrated actor and There Will Be Blood is a horrible movie in many, many ways. The only one more annoying than DDL Lewis was the guy who played the preacher, what a horrid acting that was.

Overacting doesn't equal good acting. Whenever I see DDL, I don't see the role he is a playing, I am always seeing Daniel Day Lewis, the over-actor, trying to play a role.


fastfxr: TWBB blew me away. If you think it was "meh", then you have no place in a DDL thread and should stick to the Twilight, Transformer, and Avenger threads.


No, it is the other way around. If you have been mostly seeing Twilight, Transformer and Avenger kind of movies, and then see DDL, indeed you might come to the conclusion that he is a good actor. But that is only because you probably haven't seen more good movies and actors. It's all relative.
 
2012-11-01 08:35:59 PM
Daniel Day's only endearing film was when he played the biker in that frat and played a tune by thumping his throat. Everyone knows this...
 
2012-11-01 09:01:58 PM
So does DDL sound like this? Link
 
2012-11-01 09:10:28 PM

propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.


I was worried about Spielberg leaving his schmaltzy stink all over it when I saw the trailer. Confirm/deny?
 
2012-11-01 09:16:05 PM
why the hyphenated name?
 
2012-11-01 11:01:25 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.

I was worried about Spielberg leaving his schmaltzy stink all over it when I saw the trailer. Confirm/deny?


it does have very emotional elements, but I wouldn't call it schmaltzy.
 
2012-11-02 06:38:32 AM

bump: Daniel Day's only endearing film was when he played the biker in that frat and played a tune by thumping his throat. Everyone knows this...


Interestimg you say that because D-Day (Bruce McGill) is in this movie.
 
2012-11-02 11:48:25 AM

propasaurus: Bonanza Jellybean: propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.

I was worried about Spielberg leaving his schmaltzy stink all over it when I saw the trailer. Confirm/deny?

it does have very emotional elements, but I wouldn't call it schmaltzy.


Spielberg + "very emotional elements" = schmaltzy. It's like a law of nature. Does this flick have a wise beyond their years precocious child as well?
 
2012-11-03 12:17:40 AM
It's a must-see. DDL is a genius actor.

I'd do backflips to see him do a film with Christian Bale and Viggo Mortenson. IMO, the three best living actors.

And maybe Bill Murry. A surprisingly great dramatic actor, obviously awesome comedic one.

/And here's one more vote saying There Will Be Blood was great. Going to re-watch now...
 
2012-11-04 11:38:43 AM

DirkValentine: timujin: propasaurus: I saw this the other night. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely brilliant as Lincoln. It's one of the best performances I've ever seen. The whole movie is visually stunning. Even Sally Field as Mary Lincoln, best thing she's ever done.
Expect multiple Oscars for this movie.

I fully expect that Day-Lewis puts forth a fantastic performance. However, based on the previews, I was extremely disappointed by the way he decided to characterize Lincoln's voice. He sounds... petulant? Whiny almost... I mean, this is a man who was known for his oratory skills, but based on what I've seen, I can't believe anyone would want to listen to a speech made by him for more than two minutes. Is that consistent with the actual movie or is it better when presented in context?

While not having seen the movie that descriptions seems consistent with all the stories I've heard about him (they had a pretty fascinating segment on him on NPR years ago).

Also, he had teh ghey, so an effeminate voice wouldn't be out of the question, either.


Says the nigra-hater with the rebel flag in his garage.
 
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