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Watch: 'Bringing Lincoln to Life' on '60 Minutes' with Spielberg, Day-Lewis and Biographer Goodwin

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 11, 2013 at 1:59PM

Check out the complete 12-minute segment from February 10's "60 Minutes" episode focusing on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." The show explores the painstaking process by the director and his team to recreate an authentic, war-torn 1864-65 environment...
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"Lincoln"
"Lincoln"

Check out the complete 12-minute segment from February 10's "60 Minutes" episode focusing on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." The show explores the painstaking process by the director and his team to recreate an authentic, war-torn 1864-65 environment, and features interview excerpts with Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Prior to the Oscar-nominated film's release, Spielberg was featured on "60 Minutes" in October. He spoke about his childhood, the 10-year gestation period for "Lincoln" and more.

Three "web extras" for the segment are here.

This article is related to: Video, Lincoln, Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.