Lincoln (movie, 2012)

Lincoln is an American historical film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg , released in 2012 . This is the adaptation of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin .

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The film has been nominated twelve times at the 2013 Oscars, including best film , and its lead performer, Daniel Day-Lewis , has won the Oscar for Best Actor , as well as many other international awards.

Synopsis

The film chronicles the last months of the life of Abraham Lincoln , 16 th President of the United States , assassinated in 1865 , and especially his fight to get the XIII thAmendment to the Constitution , which ended slavery in the whole country, before the end of the American Civil War .

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Lincoln
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Screenplay: Tony Kushner , John Logan and Paul Webb , based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Artistic direction: Curt Beech and David Crank
  • Sets: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson
  • Costumes: Joanna Johnston
  • Photography: Janusz Kamiński
  • Editing: Michael Kahn
  • Music: John Williams
  • Production: Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg
  • Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG , Reliance Entertainment , Media Participant , Amblin Entertainment , Parkes / MacDonald Productions , Touchstone Pictures
  • Distribution Company: Touchstone Pictures (United States) , 20th Century Fox (rest of the world)
  • Budget: 65 million to US $ 1 , 2
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language: English
  • Format: Color – 35mm – 2.35: 1 – Dolby Digital sound
  • Genre: History
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Release dates 3 :
    •  United States :
      •  ( limited release )
      •  (national release)
    •  France :4
  • Certifications:
    •  USA : “PG-13” for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief
    •  France : All audiences

Distribution

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (VF: Michel Papineschi ) : Abraham Lincoln
  • Sally Field (VF: Marianne Basler ) : Mary Todd Lincoln 5 nicknamed Molly
  • Tommy Lee Jones (VF: Feodor Atkine ) : Thaddeus Stevens 5
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (VF: Donald Reignoux ) : Robert Todd Lincoln 5
  • Tim Blake Nelson (VF: Laurent Natrella ) : Richard Schell 5
  • James Spader (VF: Eric Herson-Macarel ) : William N. Bilbo 5
  • Jackie Earle Haley (VF: Denis Lavant ) : Alexander Stephens 6
  • Grainger Hines (VF: Thierry Buisson) : Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles
  • Jared Harris (VF: Patrick Bethune ) : Ulysses S. Grant
  • David Strathairn (VF: Frédéric Cerdal ) : William Seward
  • John Hawkes (VF: Joel Zaffarano ) : Robert Latham
  • Walton Goggins (VF: Mathias Kozlowski ) : Wells A. Hutchins
  • Lee Pace (VF: Eric Ruf ) : Fernando Wood
  • Hal Holbrook (VF: Marc Cassot ) : Francis Preston Blair, Sr.
  • Bruce McGill (VF: Vincent Grass ) : Edwin Stanton
  • Gregory Itzin (VF: Michel Prud’homme ) : Justice John A. Campbell
  • Peter McRobbie (VF: Jean-Luc Kayser ) : George H. Pendleton
  • Gulliver McGrath (VF: Victor Quilichini ) : Tad Lincoln
  • Dakin Matthews (VF: Philippe Ariotti ) : John Usher
  • S. Epatha Merkerson (VF: Marie-Christine Darah ) : Lydia Smith
  • Joseph Cross : John Hay
  • David Costabile (VF: Tanguy Goasdu ) : James Mitchell Ashley
  • Stephen Spinella (VF: Guy Chapelier ) : Asa Vintner Litton
  • David Oyelowo (VF: Jean-Baptiste Anoumon ) : Ira Clark
  • Jeremy Strong (VF: Jérémy Bardeau) : John Nicolay
  • Gloria Reuben (VF: Annie Millon ) : Elizabeth Keckley
  • Bill Raymond (VF: Michel Paulin ) : Schuyler Colfax
  • Byron Jennings (VF: Nicolas Married ) : Montgomery Blair
  • Boris McGiver (VF Daniel Lafourcade ) : Alexander Coffroth
  • David Warshofsky (F: Michel Dodane ) : William Hutton
  • Stephen Henderson (VF: Daniel Kamwa ) : William Slade
  • Colman Domingo (Frantz Confiac) : Harold Green
  • Bill Camp (VF: Gérard Darier )Mr. Jolly
  • Elizabeth Marvel (VF: Deborah Perret )me Jolly
  • Wayne Duvall (VF: Richard Leblond ) : Senator Bluff Wade
  • Adam Driver : Samuel Beckwith
  • Raynor Scheine (VF: Michel Ruhl ) : Joshiah Beanpole Burton
  • Christopher Evan Welch (VF: Jean-Baptiste Marcenac ) : Edward McPherson
  • Lukas Haas (VF: Damien Boisseau ) : the first white soldier
  • Dane DeHaan (VF: Benoît DuPac ) : the second white soldier
  • Christopher Boyer (VF: Patrice Dozier ) : Robert Lee
  • Michael Stuhlbarg : George Yeaman

Additional voice: Jean-Claude Sachot

Sources and legendsFrench version (VF) on RS Dubbing 7 and AlloDoublage 8

Production

In 1999, Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about his project Team of Rivals to Steven Spielberg , who wishes to immediately purchase the rights 9 .

Once purchased rights, the project has been continuously postponed since 2005, because of the many projects of the director 10 . Filming was scheduled for early 2011, with Steven Spielberg focusing on his feature films The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn and War Horse , released in 2011 .

Long heralded as interpreter of the title role, Liam Neeson finally not part of the distribution 11 . He is then replaced by Daniel Day-Lewis 12 .

It was once a question that Harrison Ford plays Vice President Andrew Johnson 13 .

The shooting began in October 2011 in the State of Virginia 5 .

The soundtrack to Lincoln is released onin the United States . The music is composed by John Williams and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus 14 , 15 .

Box office

Country or region Box Office Box office shutdown date Number of weeks
 United States Canada 182,207,973 1 , 2 24
 la France 1,320,425 entries 2 17
 World $ 275,293,450 1

Soundtrack

All music is composed by John Williams .

List of titles
o title duration
1. The People’s House 3:43
2. The Purpose of the Amendment 3:07
3. Getting Out the Vote 2:49
4. The American Process 3:57
5. The Blue and Gray 3:00
6. With Malice Toward None 1:51
7. Call to Muster Cry of Freedom 2:17
8. The Southern Delegation and the Dream 4:43
9. Father and Son 1:42
10. The Race to the House 2:42
11. Equality Under the Law 3:12
12. Freedom’s Call 6:08
13. Elegy 2:35
14. Remembering Willie 1:51
15. Appomattox, April 9, 1865 2:38
16. The Peterson House and Finale 11:00
17. With Malice Toward None (Piano Solo) 1:31
58:46

Distinctions

Récompenses

  • Oscars 2013 :
    • Oscar du meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Oscar des meilleurs décors pour Rick Carter et Jim Erickson
  • Golden Globes 2013 : Meilleur acteur dans un film dramatique pour Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013 : BAFTA Awards : Meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012 : New York Film Critics Circle Awards : meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis, meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour Sally Field et meilleur scénario
  • 2012 : New York Film Critics Online Awards : meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis et meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2012 : Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards : meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012 : San Diego Film Critics Society Awards : meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012 : Detroit Film Critics Society Awards : meilleure distribution et meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field and Best Screenplay
  • 2012: Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2012: St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Adapted Screenplay
  • 2012: Satellite Awards : Best Artistic Direction
  • 2012: Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012: Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2012: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards : best film, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and best supporting actress for Sally Field
  • 2012: Chicago Film Critics Association Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Adapted Screenplay
  • 2012: Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Distribution
  • 2012: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012: Nevada Film Critics Society Awards : Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field and Best Distribution
  • 2012: African-American Film Critics Association Awards : Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field
  • 2012: International Online Film Critics’ Poll : Best Photography
  • 2012: Black Film Critics Circle : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2012: Women’s Film Critics Circle Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: Houston Film Critics Society Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Screenplay
  • 2013: National Society of Film Critics Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay
  • 2013: Online Film Critics Society Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: Denver Film Critics Society Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: EDA Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: Iowa Film Critics Association Awards : best film, best director, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2013: Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: Critics’ Choice Movie Awards : Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Adapted Screenplay , Best Movie Music
  • 2013: Screen Actors Guild Awards : Best Actor in a Leading Role for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones
  • 2013: Irish Film and Television Awards : Best International Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis
  • 2013: International Film Music Critics Association Awards : Best Music in a Drama

Appointments

  • David di Donatello 2013: best foreign film
  • Golden Globes 2013 :
    • Best Dramatic Film
    • Best Director
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    • Best screenplay
    • Best movie music
  • Oscars 2013 :
    • Oscar for the best film
    • Oscar for Best Director
    • Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    • Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay
    • Oscar of the best costumes
    • Oscar for the best photography
    • Oscar for the best editing
    • Oscar for the best sound mix
    • Oscar for the best film music

Critical reception and historical verisimilitude

Lincoln is ranked 6th in the list of the ten best films of the year in Cahiers du cinéma 16 .

The historian André Kaspi regrets that by simplifying, Spielberg “distorts the meaning of the Civil War to make it only a battle for the equality of the races. “He said that this view is an anachronism and that there were other economic and diplomatic reasons the conflict 17 .

According to André Larané, these historical events are not important except for the preamble, a small text, “which reduces the civil war to a clash between wicked slavers (the secessionist Southerners) and gentile abolitionists (the Northerners). ” 18 . The rest of the film would be more nuanced and Spielberg does not hide anything of the ambiguities of Lincoln who although convinced of the ineptitude of slavery is “ready to compromise on its abolition provided that the unity of the nation is preserved”. André Larané highlights the “dazzling performance” of Daniel Day-Lewis in the role of Lincoln 18 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a , b and c Lincoln ”  [ archive ] , on Box Office Mojo
  2. ↑ a , b and c Lincoln ”  [ archive ] , on JP’s Box Office
  3. ↑ Release dates  [ archive ] on IMDb
  4. ↑ “The French poster for Lincoln Steven Spielberg scheduled for January 30, 2013″  [ archive ] on Lyricis.fr
  5. ↑ a , b , c , d , e and f Big boost for the Spielberg Lincoln – News ”  [ archive ] , on AlloCiné (accessed May 6, 2011 )
  6. ↑ ” Jackie Earle Haley joins the Lincoln distribution ”  [ archive ] , on Onparledefilms.ca (accessed May 24, 2012 )
  7. ↑ “VF dubbing sheet of the film”  [ archive ] on RS Dubbing , accessed December 13, 2012
  8. ↑ “Second VF dubbing sheet of the film”  [ archive ] on AlloDoublage , accessed December 18, 2012
  9. ↑ (in) Ruben V. nepales, ” Spielberg May Direct co-next with Peter Jackson ”  [ archive ] , on Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net , (accessed April 29, 2012 )
  10. ↑ ” Another project for Steven Spielberg! News »  [ archive ] , on AlloCiné (accessed June 15, 2006 )
  11. ↑ ” Liam Neeson is not Abraham Lincoln! News »  [ archive ] , on AlloCiné (accessed August 17, 2010 )
  12. ↑ ” Daniel Day-Lewis will be the Lincoln of Spielberg! News »  [ archive ] , on AlloCiné (accessed November 20, 2010 )
  13. ↑ ” Production Notes ”  [ archive ] , on Commeaucinéma.com (accessed May 6, 2011 )
  14. ↑ (in) John Williams’ score To Tracklist For Steven Spielberg’s’ Lincoln ‘Is Important Suitably & Historical ”  [ archive ](accessed 27 August 2012 )
  15. ↑ (in) John Williams’ score Lincoln Gently Spoils A Few Key Scenes ”  [ archive ] (accessed 30 September 2012 )
  16. ↑ Cahiers du Cinema o 695, December 2013
  17. ↑ “Lincoln” seen by a historian: “In simple terms, Spielberg distorts the meaning of the Civil War”  [ archive ] , interview with Andre Kaspi, telerama.fr, January 29, 2013
  18. ↑ a and b André Larané, Lincoln. Emotion and accuracy of your  [ archive ] , herodote.net, 19 March 2013

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