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Extended Preview for Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' From the Debate

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October 3, 2012
Source: YouTube

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln

"Are we fitted to the times we're born into?" During the first 2012 presidential debate, Disney/DreamWorks unveiled a new extended TV preview for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. The spot runs a full 2-minutes and is titled "Unite". Daniel Day-Lewis plays our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in this epic story that tells of his last four months. The first full trailer debuted last month and marketing is now ramping up, including this TV spot showing up right in the thick of election season. David Strathairn and Tommy Lee Jones also appear, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who wasn't seen in the trailer much. This was the footage I was waiting to see, it looks epic and emotional and monumental in every sense of the name Lincoln. Enjoy!

Here's the full debate TV preview for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, originally from YouTube:

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.

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  • hi hello
    This looks waaay better than the first trailer.
  • Zade_92
    I am so excited to see this now!
  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.groves.507 Chris Groves
    This look stunning.
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    Great job to whoever cut that trailer. Tension built from beginning to end.
    • http://twitter.com/cwdestroy Christopher Dean
      I agree that trailer was masterful. Whoever edited that trailer went right for the jugular, and he got it.
  • Chris Batty
    This film is trying to hard.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-White/1458067169 Brad White
    Everything I've read suggests Lincoln was much more subdued, then portrayed here...Some revisionist interpretations going on me thinks...
    • John
      No shit?
  • beevis
    looking good.
  • kitano0
    I think Obama needs to watch this trailer (or the movie) before the next debate!
  • caniff
    I love his calm squeaky voice in the beginning, and he says the last line you can hear this powerful deep tremble in it and you just know he can whip out an axe and chop of your head if he wanted to. I'm way too excited for this. It's sickening.
  • Kwaz
    I really don't see the power of Daniel Day-Lewis portraying lincoln.

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