If you’re interested in seeing Lincoln, but feel that it’s absolutely vital to know beforehand¬†what year it was that Steven Spielberg first acquired the rights to Doris Kearns Edwin’s book, how Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis deal with fear, how Spielberg and Day-Lewis regard the ideal actor/director relationship, and how Day-Lewis approached Lincoln’s voice, you’re in luck: a 40 minute long Q&A now exists in which Spielberg and Day-Lewis address all of these issues.¬†So now when Lincoln comes out on Nov. 16, you’ll be fully aware of the fact that Spielberg first met Doris Kearns Goodwin in 1999, that Spielberg and Day-Lewis had most of their conversations off set and tried to stay out of each other’s way during filming, and that both Spielberg and Day-Lewis regard fear as a good motivator.

Because without this knowledge, enjoyment of the movie is clearly impossible.