Update: A tip of the stovepipe hat to the guys over at ComingSoon for sourcing these Dreamworks-approved Lincoln stills to accompany the trailer released earlier today.
So for a better look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis and even actors without hyphenated names (such as Tommy Lee Jones), click on the thumbnails below.
Get all your jokes about where the vampires are in this trailer out of the way now, because we’re entering prestige territory, people, and there will be no more snickering. The full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ambitious take on Abraham Lincoln is now online and can be seen above.
Instead of trying to squeeze in every facet of the man’s storied life, Lincoln chooses to focus on the period as the Civil War drew to a bloody, heart-rending close and the president, who had chosen to form a cabinet made up largely of people who opposed him, was sticking to his campaign to abolish slavery. The debates raged, but Lincoln held firm, even when it seemed like the world and the tide of history might be against him.
Spielberg looks to be on strong form here, with sweeping vistas, a stirring John Williams score and a cast that would make most other directors do the dance of joy through the streets but is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 'Berg.
With Daniel Day-Lewis inhabiting Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, the cast also includes Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, James Spader, John Hawkes, David Strathairn, Bruce McGill, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo and Hal Holbrook, to name but a chunk of the roster here.
American audiences will see the film on November 16, while UK cinemagoers will have to wait until January 25. Unless you buy a plane ticket, that is…
L: OPEN YOUR EYES
Anyone get the sense of the trailer feeling like a parody.
hat's the problem when you take all the worthy, flowery, lofty or lachrymose speeches in a two hour plus film and stuff them into a two minute trailer - it has a tendency to look pompous and overblown. Spread over two hours I'm pretty sure it won't feel quite so overdramatic. More
couldn't quite see what was going on. Too many flags waving. Couldn't hear what was going on. The sound from Spielbergs high horse seemed a bit weak.
I hate political cinema and won't be watching it.
PS anyone who compares slavery with the issue of gay marriage is seriously deluded, they're not even close to being vaguely in the same ball park. More
when you think this is a movie about a Republican president and Spielberg is a well-known Democrat and he's releasing this in election year you start to see what's happening.
Some have said that it's all very straightforward but that couldn't be further from the truth. I reckon this is Spielberg saying 'look, this was a good - if flawed - man who took a stance and did something that needed to be done. Certainly he did it for political reasons and not just because it was the moral thing to do bu More
Is DDL. Just give him the Oscar now and be done with it. Not sold on the movie yet though . Spielberg has been very hit and miss in recent years me for me.
And for the love of God Empire, get rid of that stupid fucking cookie announcement; it's a serious pain in the hole on a mobile browser. More
Another mythologizing "epic" portraying Lincoln as a saintly man whose stance on Abolitionism was principally and only based on personal, moral values and not on the political reasons that actually lead to his final decision. But, well, there is an election coming, and along comes Mr Spielberg with a movie whose main theme seems to be the Constitution and the right/need to amend it.
But I dunno... There's a term they use in BBC Radio 5 about "movies advertised on the side of b More
Aside from the undeniably good cinematography from Janusz Kaminski and the efforts of Spielbergs usual collaborators this is a dull and disappointing trailer. Lets just hope the actual film doesn't depend entirely on production values and the acting talent of Day-Lewis. More
little concerned that this film may portray Lincoln as someone who believed in abolition because all men are equal. In reality he thought black people were inferior to and had no place among white Americans, abolition was a political maneuver to appease cabinet members and other political groups. Also I reckon this is going to be sickeningly schmaltzy. More
Overplayed flag-waving American patriotism.
You can count me out of this one.
*Spielberg hasn't made a great film since....when? Perhaps 'Saving Private Ryan' back in '98, and even that's debatable given its dreadful final scene. Since then his films have been a mix of average (Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Tintin) and downright atrocious (Indy 4, War Horse). To think that back in '93 he released two movie greats in the same year: Jurassic Park & Schindle More
Looks over dramatised and rose-tinted. I read Lincolns biography and there are a lot of real stories and complicated politics going on at the time involving lots of deeply flawed people - including Lincoln himself.
I know Americans look on the man as a saint, but the real person was more complicated and the people of those times had very different mindsets than now. I am concerned that Spielberg is giving us the usual 'Man overcoming adversity - while set to a stirring soundtrack" (TM) More
not just the trailer - and no doubt the rest of the movie - but the immaculate timing...
Released in November in the US.
What else is happening this November in America?
That's right, an election.
There's another big issue in America today, about setting one section of the society free. Read a newspaper if you wanna know who - this is a movie comments page. I ain't gettin on no soapbox!
But this film will be one of Spielberg's greatest. He IS the greatest director the world has known, he More