Must Watch: A Call for Equality in New International 'Lincoln' Trailer

November 5, 2012
Source: The Guardian


Halloween is past us (and there were some great movie-themed costumes to behold), and now it's on to this holiday season, which means awards season is right around the corner. This past weekend saw Oscar contender Flight hit theaters, and soon Lincoln will be on the big screen (limited theaters this weekend and a wide release November 16th). But before then, an international trailer for the Steven Spielberg film starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular 16th President of the United States of America has arrived with a call for equality. This movie will be big for audiences and the Oscars, and we can't wait to see it. Watch it!

Here's the new international trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln from The Guardian:

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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It's humbling to see what the office of President used to mean when filled with men of character and principles. One can only hope the men vying for that position tomorrow will strive to push forward agendas of the people, by the people, and for the people once more instead of the personal power plays.

Thexn on Nov 5, 2012


That trailer was a bullet to the head kinda good. I wouldn't expect anything less of DDL. He drinks everyone's Milkshakes when it comes to outstanding performances.

Rain Spider on Nov 5, 2012


All of these trailers seem to show that this film will gloss over Lincoln's true complex nature. I hope not, but it seems to be presenting an incomplete and inaccurate picture. Lincoln never believed in the equality of whites and "negroes", nor did he accept the idea of freed slaves and whites ever mixing. Frederick Douglass said of Lincoln: "He was preeminently the white man’s President, entirely devoted to the welfare of white men. He was ready and willing at any time during the first years of his administration to deny, postpone, and sacrifice the rights of humanity in the colored people to promote the welfare of the white people of this country. In all his education and feeling he was an American of the Americans. He came into the Presidential chair upon one principle alone, namely, opposition to the extension of slavery. His arguments in furtherance of this policy had their motive and mainspring in his patriotic devotion to the interests of his own race. To protect, defend, and perpetuate slavery in the states where it existed Abraham Lincoln was not less ready than any other President to draw the sword of the nation. He was ready to execute all the supposed guarantees of the United States Constitution in favor of the slave system anywhere inside the slave states. He was willing to pursue, recapture, and send back the fugitive slave to his master, and to suppress a slave rising for liberty, though his guilty master were already in arms against the Government." Lincoln was a product of the times in which he lived. He was both a great man and flawed man; not the American Christ some would have you believe. Hopefully these facts will be presented, but I won't hold my breath counting on Hollywood for historical accuracy. The movie will be worth seeing for Daniel Day-Lewis. This guy can stay home in bed and phone in an Oscar-worthy performance.

Dangerous Don Danger on Nov 5, 2012



Anderson on Nov 6, 2012


Uneven messy trailer. Does not bode well for this film.

Chris Batty on Nov 6, 2012


I'm starting to get a little worried about the oversimplified, even childish tone of the trailers for this movie, but as always DDL seems to have outdone himself.

Wafffles on Nov 6, 2012

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