The Oscar Race Begins – The First Trailer & New Photos For Spielberg’s LINCOLN Movie Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones And Sally Field Are Here
I thought the brief glimpse of Lewis as The Great Emancipator in the first teaser earlier this week was chilling. That pales in comparison to the new breath-taking trailer for DreamWorks Pictures’ LINCOLN. Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in LINCOLN a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
What a preview of things to come! Whoever cuts Spielberg’s trailers is an editing genius.
The combination of David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones and the great Sally Field as Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd sets the Oscar race ablaze. John Williams, Americana music is simply exhilarating. Can’t you hear the strains of Aaron Copland throughout?
I love the historical, grand epics – always have. Being in the midst of the prominent film festivals right now and with the film critics yet to announce, my hopes for Best Picture are pinned on the sprawling, historical LINCOLN and Tom Hooper’s sprawling LES MISERABLES. On Oscar night, I think it will come down to these behemoths.
LINCOLN is produced by Steven Spielberg (who wore a suit and tie to the set of the film every day out of respect for one of America’s greatest Presidents) and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.
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