An Interesting Tidbit on Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

Unfortunately, due to other projects and events we have been covering on this blog, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film titled Lincoln has gone largely ignored. This was not by design, of course, and I am looking forward to it immensely, given some of my favorite actors, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones, are starring in it. I have been in contact with one of the cast-members, who wanted to pass along this little tidbit, after we discussed some of the scenes that will be included, “People have reported we filmed the assassination but we did not. Just the deathbed scene.” This would be very interesting to note, because the one scene that everyone would be geared up for in a film about Abraham Lincoln would be how his assassination is handled. When I pressed him further and asked if he was sure, he responded, “We wrapped on December 20. [There was no assassination filmed] unless they filmed it in California after they left here. The word on set was that Daniel [Day-Lewis] told them he was leaving after December 20 to go home and not coming back for re-shoots.” He promised to stay in touch with other little factoids as we get closer to a release. That’s all for now.

For anyone interested in movie memorabilia, the source also mentioned that they are now auctioning furniture used in the film and other items in Richmond on the next few Thursdays at Alexander`s Antiques.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Wes Mijares says:

    Greg, have you seen Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York”? If so, what did you think of Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance in that film? I thought it was riveting. The film gave us a look at the Know Nothing party during that time and the NYC draft riots. Interestingly, the area of NYC known as the Five Points in the 1860s is now Chinatown.

    1. I have seen the film. Not a fan of Scorcese, but I think Day-Lewis was the best part of it. I have loved his performances in everything I’ve seen him in, most notably, THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

      1. Gettysbuff says:

        Damn Greg, how can you not LOVE Scorcese?????????? And you call yourself a movie fan 😉

      2. Gettysbuff says:

        TAXI DRIVER – what a classic.

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