Pročitajte kako je Daniel Day Lewis ‘otkantao’ Spielberga

Piše: Sven Mikulec

Danas se naša novinarska sekcija, čini se, posvetila Spielbergovom Lincolnu, šampionu jučerašnje žetve BAFTA nominacija. Još u ponedjeljak Spielberg je javnosti na uvid dao pismo kojim mu se Daniel Day-Lewis, zvijezda filma, zahvalio na ponudi da glumi u Lincolnu. Pismo prenosimo u originalu, nakon kraćeg razmišljanja trebam li vas tlačiti svojim prijevodnim vještinama ili ne. :)

Dear Steven,

It was a real pleasure just to sit and talk with you. I listened very carefully to what you had to say about this compelling history, and I’ve since read the script and found it in all the detail in which it describes these monumental events and in the compassionate portraits of all the principal characters, both powerful and moving. I can’t account for how at any given moment I feel the need to explore life as opposed to another, but I do know that I can only do this work if I feel almost as if there is no choice; that a subject coincides inexplicably with a very personal need and a very specific moment in time. In this case, as fascinated as I was by Abe, it was the fascination of a grateful spectator who longed to see a story told, rather than that of a participant. That’s how I feel now in spite of myself, and though I can’t be sure that this won’t change, I couldn’t dream of encouraging you to keep it open on a mere possibility. I do hope this makes sense Steven, I’m glad you’re making the film, I wish you the strength for it, and I send both my very best wishes and my sincere gratitude to you for having considered me.

Ovo je bila glumčeva reakcija na prvu verziju scenarija koju mu je Spielberg poslao, a u njoj je naglasak više bio na Lincolnovu ulogu u Građanskom ratu. Kasnije je na Day-Lewisovu adresu stizalo još nekoliko verzija, Spielberg je nastavio gnjaviti, ali upalila je tek ona napisana iz pera scenarista Muchena, Tonyja Kushnera, koja se koncentrirala ponajviše na donošenje 13. amandmana. Ili je čitajući tu verziju prepoznao jednu ‘vrlo osobnu potrebu’, ili je napornog Stevu htio konačno skinuti s vrata – u svakom slučaju, tada je DDL popustio. Žetva će se, vjerujemo, nastaviti i krajem veljače u bivšem Kodak Theatreu.

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