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Lincoln (movie, 2012)

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  • Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone Eye Martin Luther King Film

    After hitting a home run with "Lincoln," DreamWorks looks ready to take on another prominent historical figure. DreamWorks and Warner Bros. are in early talks with Oliver Stone to direct and Jamie Foxx to star as Martin Luther King Jr. in an untitled...
  • Participant Media: Jeff Skoll's Unorthodox Business Model Has People Talking

    Ten years ago, I encountered a congenial middle-aged fellow at the Cannes Film Festival who, after an exchange of pleasantries, proceeded to confide his plan to build an entertainment company. I'd been told he was a billionaire, albeit an unimposing one...
  • Toronto: Helen Mirren's 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Joined By Participant

    A day after their "The Fifth Estate" opened the Toronto Film Festival, Participant Media is re-teaming with DreamWorks' on "The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal. "Journey" has been set for an Aug. 8 release in the U.S. via...
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury

    Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury
    “We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,” Steven Spielberg said Wednesday, in Wednesday’s Cannes Film Festival press conference introducing this year’s nine-person jury headed by Spielberg....
  • A taste of freedom

    A taste of freedom
    On New Year's Day 1863, Quinn Chapel, a black church in Chicago, hosted a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the Tribune's account, after Scripture was read and the choir sang, J. Stanley recited a poem he'd written for the...
  • Logging Lincoln

    Logging Lincoln
    Writing a presidential biography is a work of selection. When the president in question is as iconic as Abraham Lincoln, the task is arduous. Consider that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield alone houses 1,600 original...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season

    Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season
    In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
  • A reflection on the merits of the historical novel vs. the historical film

    A reflection on the merits of the historical novel vs. the historical film
    Although there will presumably be no hoop skirts or beaver-skin top hats on the red carpet, this year's Academy Awards are putting a spotlight on American history. I've spent years studying, writing and teaching about the fight to end slavery, so I was...
  • Clothes that tell stories

    Clothes that tell stories
    The year 2012 was full of films that captured the essence of memorable time periods through costume. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was brought to life by designer Joanna Johnston's stovepipe hats and wool shawls, for instance. And what would the film "Anna...