Jan 012013

Two extraordinary movies and Daniel Day-Lewis is simply incredible in both of them: Lincoln and My Left Foot.

Watching the second (My Left Foot), it occurred to me that making a film with Daniel Day-Lewis must be like a kind of combat. He is so strong that he owns the film. Any director wishing to avoid be caught up and torn apart by his wake must be strong in turn.

I wonder if that’s why he generally works with established auteurs. The press talk about him being picky, but maybe a lot of directors are scared and smart and stay away. Probably not, but it’s fun to think so.

ps–How had I not seen My Left Foot before?

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