Happy 1st year anniversary to TPZ family!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
“Bem vindo!” “Welcome!”
There’s no more appropriate greeting on the lips of Fila fans this year as they salute 2013 with the much anticipated annual Fila Polo Cup, this edition promising to be more colorful than ever because of its unique theme: Brazilian Carnival!
Fila Polo Cup 2013 is slated to happen on February 10 at The Manila Polo Club at Forbes Park, with the Low Goal game at 2:00pm, the High Goal game at 4:00pm, and the festivities at 6:00pm with more glitz than ever before. Hosting duties are in the capable hands of Brazil-born actor and FILA endorser Fabio Ide, with entertainment to be provided by Guarana, the Escola de Samba de Manila Dancers, the Maracuja Dancers, and Talentadong Pinoy Hall-of-Famer Astroboy.
Fabio Ide and Wanda Louwallien
Expect many of Manila’s finest to grace the event, including Fabio’s fellow FILA endorsers Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc, Tim Yap, and FILA’s first couple, the ever gorgeous president and CEO of FILA Philippines Cris Albert, and husband and company chairman Butch Albert who also happens to be celebrating his birthday on this month of hearts.
FILA CARNIVAL 2013: JOJITLORENZO
The entertainment has been especially prepared to bring the concept to its full. Guarana is the country’s leading proponent of traditional and authentic Bossa Nova and Samba. The Escola de Samba de Manila, founded by the same minds behind Guarana, has taken unto itself the task of bringing Brazilian Carnival to the event with their bright, festive colors and infectious, pulsating rhythms. This is as close as we can get to an authentic Mardi Gras festival without leaving the country!
Astroboy will not disappoint with his fiery display of fierceness and fabulosity. He is Manila’s premiere hoop artist and a Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion, as well as a Hall of Famer from 2011 to 2012. Astroboy is largely self-taught, learning the art of the hula-hoop in Paris, and honing his talent as part of the New York-based troupe The Gyronauts.
JM Rodriguez, Ayam Barredo and Hans Montenegro
Nix Alanon and Rajo Laurel
Patrick Rosas, Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, Cris Albert, Maurice Arcache and Marivic Rufino
Why Brazilian Carnival? Merely because when it comes to emotion, color, atmosphere, and sheer over-the-top joyous celebration, there’s nothing that beats the Brazilian method. This is a perfect welcome for FILA’s bigger direction in 2013, a new era for the brand that features innovation while still taking its cues from a rich and storied past. FILA is the oldest and wisest of the brands, and throughout its history, it has stayed true to boldness, color, and design. Fans can look forward to more of this, but taken to a whole new level.
Anton San Diego, Cris Albert, Andrew Wolff, and Chris Everingham
Club Muah Girls and Tessa Prieto Valdez
New brands and new lines equal a new level of excitement for FILA die-hards and those just discovering the marque. The revamped range includes sport and lifestyle masterpieces for everyone.
FILA Everest – The old adage goes “tough times never last but tough people do,”. Everest is a no-nonsense brand that believes in dreaming big and doing big. It is built for those who lead the extreme active lifestyle, who regularly tread on the cutting edge, the nature adventurer; yet it remains comfortable, allowing more freedom of movement without sacrificing durability. Lightweight but protective, Everest shoes are designed to meet the performance needs of the adventurous.
Cory Quirino and Queenie Rehman
Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu and Julia Morley
Cristalle Henares, Cristine Cuevas, Cris Albert, Jeena Lopez and Wanda Louwallien
FILA Outdoors – More than a brand, Outdoors is an answer to a question. It is a response to one of the deepest and most basic of human needs, the desire to bring back the simple joys and pleasures of childhood. It is the direct result of the blood that runs through our veins, and the revolutionary return of the Pinoy. It is what FILA consumers want and need.
Mandy Romero, Shiela Romero, Mikee Romero and Milka Romero
FILA Tiva – The Heart of Tiva is escape, a yearning for love, light, freedom. It is for the girl who takes the road less traveled. The Soul of Tiva is the mantra “follow the light.” It represents a new lifestyle and culture that loves the open sea, freedom, and nature. It follows alternative sports like surfing, diving and kite boarding, but with less emphasis on performance and more detail on the soul.
Raffy Llamas, Jose Constantino, Cris Albert, Butch Albert, Jerome Hernandez, Carlo Albert, Adrian Garcia, Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc Fabio Ide, Jay De Jesus, Jim Donovan, Jones Lanza, Nino Pamplona and Tim Yap
FILA Freestyle – A new hyper brand forged by the classic timelessness of FILA Vintage and the irresistible call of FILA Outdoors. A brand full of strength and personality, it screams youth at its prime but reflects a respect for the classics. Freestyle is for the Old Timeless, Livewire, Agro, Emo, Creative fun-seeker. Freestyle is anything but shy.
Santi Laborde, Sam Hunt, Mark Field, Raffy Llamas back, I-ºigo Zobel, Cris Albert, Borgy Manotoc, Georgina Wilson, Fabio and Tim
FILA believes that sport is an artform, a combination of beauty, luxury, and passion, form and movement. Sport can be viewed as a painting in a gallery or a ballet in a theatre. Sport is inspiring and inspired. As a company founded in Italy, FILA, more than anyone, recognizes the art of sport, the importance of design, and the feel uniquely tied to it.
Tim Yap, Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc and Fabio Ide
Fila shops are located at the following branches: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Cebu, Ayala Malls Glorietta, Ayala Malls Trinoma, Ayala Malls Pavilion, Ayala Malls Market! Market!, Ayala Malls Cebu, Ayala Malls Marquee Pampanga, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Cebu, Robinsons Iloilo, Robinsons Bacolod, Robinsons Lipa, Robinsons Metroeast, Robinsons Dumaguete, Robinsons Tacloban, Robinsons General Santos, Robinsons Ilocos Norte, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro, Island City Mall Bohol, Festival Mall Alabang, Ever Commonwealth, Ever Cainta, D’Mall Boracay, Gaisano Capital Tacloban, Gaisano Capital Ormoc, Gaisano Capital Kalibo, NCC Mall Davao, NCC Mall Tagum, LCC Legazpi
For more information about Fila, log on to www.fila.ph.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Crystalsky Multimedia presents: Quest for a Heart is an animated feature film of a fantastic journey Starring Mackenzie Crook and Lisa Stansfield Rolli, a young troll and his friends are on a quest to find the magic heart that will save their village and the world from turning to stone Worst still, Rolli and his friends can´t succeed without Millie, an Elf who - in all her beauty - stands for everything trolls hate. This amazing fairytale will capture your heart.
‘Quest For A Heart’ is released and distributed by Crystalsky Multimedia. Showing Exclusively in all SM Cinemas on March 13!
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE:RETALIATION.
Starring D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson,Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.
Directed by Jon M. Chu.
Showing across the Philippines March 2013.
“G.I. Joe 2 : Retaliation” is released and distributed by united International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.
Bruce Willis’ highly-explosive actioner “A Good Day To Die Hard” spiraled at the top of the local (Phils.) box-office with a total of P45.5 million on its opening weekend (Feb. 13-17).
The fifth installment of the blockbuster “Die Hard” series has shattered (local) records making it the Biggest Opening Weekend of all Die Hard movies and has now climbed up as this year’s Biggest Opening Weekend for a Fox film so far surpassing the highly-acclaimed “Life of Pi” by Ang Lee (released in January).
As evidenced by its opening weekend box-office, the fifth installment of the Die Hard series packed in a hefty volume of the movie going public who flocked into theaters to enjoy the wild and unbelievable action scenes with cars and choppers explosively flying all over the film’s new setting in Moscow.
With its high-octane action series, “A Good Day to Die Hard” is best viewed on the big screen - Ayala Cinemas’ Trinoma theater recorded highest at P2.24 million that drove in 11,354 admissions over the movie’s opening weekend, followed by SM Mall of Asia at P1.98 million in receipts. Still within the top theaters that tapped into attracting the most of the movie’s audience are Glorietta4 (P1.66million); SM North Edsa (P1.63million); Greenbelt3 (P1.55million); Powerplant (1.42 million); Newport (P1.41million); SM Megamall (P1.32million); Alabang Town Center (P1.29million) and SM Cebu (P1.07million).
Upping the ante of “A Good Day To Die Hard” is the introduction of McClane’s estranged son Jack played by Jai Courtney. Opening a much wider audience base is Courtney’s inclusion in the movie which also explains further influx of women apart from its core male audience in the following theaters that also made it to “A Good Day To Die Hard’s” top 20 cinemas on its opening weekend: Eastwood (P954, 123); Gateway Cineplex (P 846, 956); SM Clark (P 797, 838); Ayala Cebu (P762, 960); Robinson’s Ermita (P 757, 660); Theatremall (P 755, 162); Market!Market! (P 753, 536); Shang Cineplex (P 640, 699); SM Fairview (P632, 196) and Filinvest (P 615, 726).
Now showing across the Philippines, Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” set against the backdrop of deadly corruption and political vendetta in Russia. McClane arrives in Moscow to track down his estranged son, Jack, (Jai Courtney), and is stunned to discover he’s working undercover to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov. With their own necks on the line, the McClanes are forced to overcome their differences in order to get Komarov to safety and thwart a potentially disastrous crime
Monday, February 18, 2013
ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ ON 5 APRIL 2013 IN SINGAPORE TO BE HEADLINED BY A LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT KOTETSU BOKU TO DEFEND TITLE BELT AGAINST SHINYA AOKI AT ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS
CATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE ON STAR SPORTS IN ASIA AND ON PAY-PER-VIEW AT WWW.ONEFC.LIVESPORT.TV AROUND THE WORLD
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.SISTIC.COM.SG
February 2013 – Singapore: ONE FC Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu “No Face” Boku makes his first ever title defense against current number one contender and one of the greatest submission grapplers the sport of MMA has ever seen, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, on Friday, 5 April 2013, when ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Kotetsu Boku defeated Brazilian contender Zorobabel Moreira at ONE FC: RISE OF KINGS in October 2012 to earn the inaugural ONE FC Lightweight World Championship title belt while Aoki earned his shot at the title following a devastating submission victory over Arnaud Lepont.
ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS will be broadcast live on STAR SPORTS across Asia. This historic moment will mark the first time ever a live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event will be broadcast on the network. ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS will be available in 28 countries to an estimated 500 million viewers.
Fans from around the world can also witness the action online via livestreaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
Tickets for ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS are now on sale at SISTIC (www. SISTIC.com.sg). Tickets categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cage-side experience for VIPs at $S348 followed by Arena - $S148, Terrace - $S68 and Balcony - $S38. All applicable service charges apply.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC will make history again on 5 April when we go live on STAR SPORTS for the first time across 28 countries to an estimated 500 million viewers. This is a huge step in the progress of ONE FC and is a testament to our ever-increasing following all across Asia. This event will be the biggest in ONE FC history and features the top names in MMA, headlined by a Lightweight World Championship showdown between submission ace Shinya Aoki and our reigning world champion Kotetsu Boku. Close to 12,000 fans will pack out the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the greatest sporting spectacle in Asia. Don't miss it!”
ONE FC Lightweight King Kotetsu Boku is no stranger to adversity. He is a tenacious competitor who has never backed down from a tough fight. Boku ignited the crowd at the sold-out Singapore Indoor Stadium at on 6 October 2012 with a massive come-from-behind victory over Zorobabel Moreira at 0:31 seconds of round 3, earning him the first ever ONE FC Lightweight World Championship title. With six wins in his last seven fights, Boku is enjoying one of the most successful spells of his career. There is no doubt that the fight on 5 April will be his toughest test to date when he squares off against Shinya Aoki.
Shinya Aoki is the DREAM Lightweight Champion and has beaten MMA legends like Tatsuya Kawajiri, Marcus Aurelio and Rich Clementi. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo which has earned him a reputation as one of the most dangerous submission artists the sport of MMA has ever seen. His last outing with ONE FC saw him put Arnaud Lepont “to sleep” by triangle choke in front of his adopted home of Singapore, earning him the opportunity to fight for the ONE FC Lightweight Title. The famed “Grandmaster of Flying Submissions” is looking forward to showcasing his legendary skills once again to his fans when he enters the ONE FC cage at ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS.
Iconic and multi-platinum-selling band Rivermaya releases their much-awaited single Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising? This single is the band’s first single in four years.
Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising, penned by founding Rivermaya member Mark Escueta, is reminder to everyone to go against crab mentality, and selfishness, especially now that another elections is within the horizon once again.
When asked how the single was chosen among the tracks recorded for the forthcoming Panatang Makabanda album, drummer-turned-guitarist Mark quips, “In the early stages of recording, this song became the initial favorite of the group. It's also a fun song to play live. Maganda yung message ng kanta and very timely rin since election time nanaman tayo. “
The single will also have a music video, set to premiere soon, that highlights the fact that only a nation that thinks and acts as one can effectively employ change.
This release is also the band’s first project with their new label Universal Records, where they join the label’s elite roster of bands – Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Calla Lily, among others.
“It's really a great honor for us, not only to become part of such a high-calibre roster, but to be given the chance to work with a company that has always championed the Filipino artist. It took a few weeks for it to really sink in. Di kami makapaniwala,” says Mark. “Finally, we're ‘home.’"
Stay in touch with Rivermaya through their facebook page
www.facebook.com/rivermayamusic, Twitter and Instagram: @rivermayaband
and also check out the bands voice blogs on the Bubbly App for iOS or
Android. Their official website is www.rivermaya.ph.
Chan-Wook – who goes by the name Director Park on set – is one of the most celebrated and popular filmmakers in Korea, his work known for its very precise framing and violent subject matter. His earliest films were not a huge success, and he initially supplemented his income as a film critic. It was 2000’s "Joint Security Area" that would help him break through, and by 2004 he’d won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival for "Oldboy." Director – and fan – Quentin Tarantino, as head judge, personally pushed for him to also be awarded the Palme d’Or.
Director Park Chan Wook in STOKER
Filmmaker Park Chan-Wook has created a singular body of work during his more than 20 years as a writer, director and producer of some of Korean cinema’s most innovative and original movies, crafting feverish scenarios that combine lyrical beauty with shattering acts of violence and operatic emotion. “Stoker” is a dark and disturbing thriller about a mysterious and isolated American family. Even the film’s title makes metaphorical allusion to evil, invoking the name of Dracula author Bram Stoker, whose groundbreaking novel is as much about an opportunist who preys on the innocent as it is the supernatural world of the vampire.
Best known for his “The Vengeance Trilogy” in his native South Korea – including 2003’s critically lauded Oldboy – director, screenwriter and producer Park Chan-Wook tackles his first American movie with “Stoker.” He continued to have great success – three of his movies are in the thirty highest grossing films of all time in South Korea – and continued to push boundaries: his 2011 film Paranmanjang was shot entirely on an iPhone.
Matthew Goode & Mia Wasikowska STOKER
Now he brings his incredible talents for the first time to the States, directing a script by former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller. Stoker follows the story of India Stoker (Wasikowska), whose father dies in an auto accident. Soon after, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Mia Wasikowska with director Park Chan Wook in STOKER
Over the past two decades, Park Chan-Wook has established a rotating troupe of actors with whom he works regularly in Korea. He has developed an intensely collaborative method of working hand-in-hand with his favorite performers to flesh out and fully define the unusual and original characters that people his films. For his first American movie, he had to put together a new creative family of actors with the same kind of sensitivity, intelligence and talent.
“I am especially excited for audiences to see this film for the performances by these wonderful actors,” says the director. “They are each at different stages of their lives and careers, and are rather different kinds of actors from each other. Seeing how they come together so successfully is worth experiencing.”
Park’s extensive preparation makes it easier for him to shoot quickly and precisely. “My style of filmmaking involves very specific camera movements,” he explains. “I edit the film in my head well in advance, so working in the conventional manner, with long masters and lots of coverage, does not work for me.”
Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska in STOKER
The film’s shooting schedule was abbreviated compared to the customary pace in Korea, which also affected the way the camera was used. “Having to capture the scenes so quickly made it difficult to use the long elaborate camera movements I am known for,” Park says. “But this may have a better effect on the film. When such shots are used only in the most memorable way, it increases the tension.”
“Stoker” is a fitting addition to Park’s acclaimed canon of work, according to producer Costigan. “Like all of Director Park’s films, it is primal, but also poetic and human. It’s about overwhelming emotion and its intersection with violence. He was able to craft Wentworth Miller’s riveting script into something even scarier, surprising, beautiful and lush, even funny at times. Everyone involved with the film feels very proud to have been able to help director Park make a true ‘Park Chan-Wook film’ in America.”
Park Chan Wook directs Mia Wasikowska in STOKER
Startling family secrets are about to be revealed when “Stoker” opens March 1 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg directs “Lincoln,” adapted from the book of Pulitzer Prize
winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and starring Academy Award-winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field - which essays a time in Abraham Lincoln’s life when he is in the most perilous final four months of his presidency.
Master storyteller and filmmaker Steven Spielberg whose works span and engage all ages as seen in “Jurassic Park,” War of the Worlds,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List,” “Empire of the Sun,” “Jaws” and “ET,” creates a never-before-seen perspective of America’s most beloved president in “Lincoln” as played by Daniel Day-Lewis, two-time Academy Award winner and this year’s Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal of Lincoln.
Spielberg creates a gripping historical thriller during a brief time in history when Abraham Lincoln is at both the pinnacle and bottom of his career as a nation’s leader. The political genius that is Lincoln is brought to life on the big screen, inviting audiences directly into the heart and soul of Lincoln’s final achievements. The Lincoln who emerges is a man of raw paradoxes: funny and solemn, a playful storyteller and fierce power broker, a shrewd commander and a vulnerable father. But in his nation’s darkest hour, when the times demand the very best of people, he reaches from within himself for something powerful and everlasting.
This compact, immersive concept for the film enlivened Spielberg. It would, when all was said and done, engage his filmmaking instincts on a different level than any film that has come before in his extensively diverse filmography. Says Spielberg: “We came to focus on the last four months of Lincoln’s life because what he accomplished in that time was truly monumental. However, we wanted to show that he himself was a man, not a monument. We felt our best hope of doing justice to this immensely complicated person was to depict him in the midst of his most complex fight: to pass the 13th Amendment on the floor of the House of Representatives.”
“My movies more often are told through pictures, not words. But in this case, the pictures took second position to the incredible words of Abraham Lincoln and his presence,” Spielberg explains. “With ‘Lincoln,’ I was less interested in an outpouring of imagery than in letting the most human moments of this story evolve before us.”
In stripping Lincoln’s final days down to their most electrifying yet stark moments of debate, political machinations, family ties and private fears and hopes, Spielberg and Kushner uncovered the gripping—and unpredictably human—nature of a democracy’s greatest battle in action. “The film does have quite a bit of suspense,” he notes, “and it could, at times, even be seen as a kind of political thriller.”
Longtime Spielberg producing partner Kathleen Kennedy agrees that the film takes an interesting turn in the ongoing evolution of the director’s career. “Steven has always loved history and has made many movies with a historical context—and I think he recognized that some of the most interesting characters came from history,” she observes. “But Steven knew that with ‘Lincoln,’ he wouldn’t create a conventional biopic. Instead, he and Tony attempted to find the most intimate way to show the power of Lincoln’s achievements as President, through the exploration of the end of slavery and other key events that took place during his presidency.”
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” provides an intimate immersion into the American leader’s most revealing moments, at a time when the dark shadow of slavery lifts and a country torn by war must be made whole. It is in this final four months the Lincoln’s full measure of the man—his passion and his humanity—came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure.
“Lincoln” will open February 20 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Academy-Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot,” “There Will Be Blood”) is also this year’s Academy-award nominee frontrunner for his titular role in the Steven Spielberg-directed movie “Lincoln.”
Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Steven Spielberg’s powerful drama, “Lincoln,” which focuses on the last four months in the life of the 16th President of the United States. During this pivotal period, Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery and ended the Civil War that had ravaged the country and taken an estimated 750,000 lives. With an astonishing performance from Day-Lewis and masterful direction by Spielberg, a portrait emerges of a political genius who was also a moral visionary and a warm, compassionate man.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln, the far-sighted American president known as ‘The Great Emancipator’ and widely regarded as the most influential statesman of the 19th century. Lincoln is determined to free the slaves, even if it means prolonging the Civil War and Steven Spielberg’s momentous new film delivers fresh and fascinating insights into the brilliant leader, explaining how the path to emancipation was fraught with complexity.
“Lincoln” explains how the President engages in backroom deals, patronage and political machinations in order to secure the passage of the all-important 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the measure that officially ended the evils of human bondage. He directs the war effort toward the destruction of slavery with insight and political mastery, deliberately prolonging the war and delaying peace negotiations as he tries to build a bipartisan consensus in the House of Representatives.
Bearing a remarkable resemblance to the 16th President, Daniel Day-Lewis gives a wonderfully measured and nuanced performance as Lincoln. With his impassioned portrayal of abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, Tommy Lee Jones offers up the performance of a lifetime. Sally Field is equally impressive as Lincoln’s highly intelligent but troubled wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. William Seward, Lincoln’s former rival who becomes the President’s greatest supporter, is masterfully played by David Strathairn. The formidably talented cast includes Joseph Gordon Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, Bruce McGill, Tim Blake Nelson, Joseph Cross, Jared Harris and Lee Pace.
Like many people, Day-Lewis was initially familiar with Lincoln only in broad strokes, mostly through speeches like The Gettysburg Address. “But as a human being, I had little sense of him whatsoever until I began to learn,” he says. The screenplay kicked off the learning process. “In a very rich way, (screenwriter) Tony suggested the man through his intellect, his humor and his melancholy, both domestically and in office. The contrast between those two things is something that’s like food and drink to me. In Tony’s script you see a man in that strange paradox of being both public and private.”
He then undertook an intimate engagement with “Team of Rivals” from which the movie was in part based as well as many other writings about and by Lincoln. But this gave way to something more organic. “Doris’ book was a great beginning,” Day-Lewis says. Another key to Lincoln became what Day-Lewis calls “the rhythm of the man.” He explains: “He did everything at his own pace and could only do it at his own pace. He needed to arrive at his decisive conclusions by a logical process that he relied on. What looked to others like inaction or paralysis was just the physical impression that he gave. In his own mind he was traveling as he needed to do, through each step of the process, after which he could see things clearly.”
Indeed, production designer Rick Carter recalls a feeling of tumbling through time when Day-Lewis first came to the set: “I haven’t gotten over the first time I saw him,” muses Carter. “Daniel Day-Lewis was not who I saw in front of me. I saw the man who was the President of the United States in 1865. I saw Abraham Lincoln. I didn’t see any distinction or gap between them.”
“Lincoln” opens February 20 in theaters from 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Pictures to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt now also known as JGL in Hollywood jargon whose recent role in "The Dark Knight Rises" started people talking about a spin off movie on Robin is on a roll after his strong screen presence as the masked crusader's loyal ally. From his other previous works spanning various film genres such as "500 Days of Summer," "Looper," "Premium Rush," "Inception" and "A River Runs Through It" now comes his most notable role in the Steven Spielberg-directed Academy-award nominated thrilling epic "Lincoln."
JGL forms part of an Award-Winning cast in "Lincoln" headed by Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie focuses on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln, illuminating the man as a political genius, as an anguished family man and, most of all, as a courageous defender of the United States of America.
A rich human drama plays out as Lincoln doubles down to end the devastating Civil War not merely by ending the war but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment, permanently abolishing slavery. It will be an act of true national daring. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he’ll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and thosein his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind.
In condensing the last four months of Lincoln's life, the filmmakers felt it imperativie to expound on the Lincoln marriage as well which was put under further stress by the desire of their oldest son, Robert, to join the Union Army and make his own contribution to the war effort. At 21 and a promising Harvard student, Robert Lincoln didn’t have to go war like so many young men, yet he felt compelled to be part of this historic moment. His parents felt otherwise. Knowing the staggering mortality rate and still reeling from the death of their son Willie, both tried to keep him a civilian in their own ways.
Portraying the president’s oldest son (and the only Lincoln child to survive to adulthood) is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He tried to place himself into Bob Lincoln’s dilemma. “Being privileged, I think Bob knows he is fortunate—because who wants to fight in this war where so many are dying?” says Gordon-Levitt. “At the same time, because of his circumstances, he’s been taken out of what’s happening in the country. And that’s tough for him because he also really believes in the cause of this war, believes in the rights of human beings, and that makes him want to fight.”
Like Field, Gordon-Levitt first communicated with Daniel Day-Lewis in a more 21st century manner: via texting. “It was a little bizarre to be texting with someone that I’ve idolized all my life,” he muses. “But it was a delight. He is such a sweet and generous guy with his words. It really meant a lot when he said,‘You're my first choice of who I want to do this.’”
Gordon-Levitt says that one of his greatest gratifications was bringing out the more fallible side of Lincoln’s character, a side many have never seen. “I like that this movie doesn’t turn Lincoln into a saint,” he says. “What he accomplished in abolishing slavery was a truly great thing; but this movie also shows the compromises he had to make, the things that he had to do that were questionable in order to accomplish that goal. Bob is a good example of that because he really never was able to have much of a relationship with his father. That was a big sacrifice and showed how complicated Lincoln’s life was. History is made by human beings and I like that this story portrays Lincoln as a human being with personal flaws and hypocrisies as well as real strengths and virtues.”
Gordon-Levitt felt a similar effect with Sally Field. “We were realistic towards each other, calling each other ‘Mom’ and ‘Son’ and things like that. I know that might sound weird to an outsider but when you play things that real, everything becomes more genuine,” he summarizes.
"Lincoln" opens February 20 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by WarnerBros.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
On February 24, 2013 from 1pm to 6pm, Prime Lens-Photography brings to you SEVEN (7) Vintage Fully Restored Love Bugs in a FREE OPEN PHOTO SHOOT at the MOA Area plus a FREE PHOTO CONTEST open to all photo enthusiast, DSLR, SLR, Digicam, even Cellphone photos can join.
For models, if you have wardrobe that is of the 1960's peg then you can be featured during the open shoot proper. PM me for details and model listing.
Happening later at Meralco Compound.
See the latest addition to the Repsol Babes Philippinesand Team Repsol Family - Aj Suller (AJ Suller's Official Fanpage)
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