Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s `Lincoln’ Released

In a little over two months, the much-anticipated Steven Spielberg biopic on the life of Abraham Lincoln, called, approrpriately enough, Lincoln, will be released. Here’s the first trailer:

You can’t always judge a movie by its trailer, but I’ve got a good feeling about this one. Spielberg has always excelled when taking on serious history in movie form (see e.g., Amistad and Schindler’s List) and he’s assembled what what seems like a stellar cast. I’m particularly impressed that Daniel Day-Lewis has seemingly nailed the Kentucky “twang” that contemporary writers described Lincoln as speaking in.

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  1. mantis says:

    So….he wasn’t a vampire hunter? I’m confused.

  2. anjin-san says:

    Sam Waterston was very good as Lincoln in a mini-series done back in the 80’s, its worth checking out. It will be interesting to see what an actor with the chops Daniel Day-Lewis has brings to the role.

  3. Herb says:

    Wow, looks really good.

  4. sam says:

    One of the all-time great movie posters, and one of my special favs.

  5. al-Ameda says:

    I’m usually wary of Spielberg movies – he always goes for the obvious emotions, he hardly ever uses subtlety or nuance. Schindler’s List was a good example of that.

    That said, I’ll probably watch the movie.

  6. CSK says:


    That was the Gore Vidal Lincoln, with Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Todd Lincoln. It was good; Waterston was excellent.

  7. @al-Ameda:

    he always goes for the obvious emotions, he hardly ever uses subtlety or nuance.

    On the other hand, there’s Munich which is probably the only movie since 9/11 to seriously wrestle with the “He who fights with monsters…” problem at the center of the War on Terror.