You can usually tell it’s a Steven Spielberg film. His signature dolly push-ins, a feeling of intimacy in the midst of grand scale, and the presence of a John Williams score are just a few of those trademarks. The trailer for “Lincoln” is a classic example. Spielberg is of course much more than the sum of his directorial habits, but for any serious film enthusiast, his style is hard not to notice (for better or worse). It certainly serves a story like this one, where a classic cinematic style like Spielberg’s really adds a mythic, larger-than-life quality. And then there’s Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most committed — not to mention talented — actors working today. That pretty much IS President Abraham Lincoln up there on screen. If you’re wondering why the prez sounds a little un-presidential, it’s because Lincoln was said to have a slightly high-pitched voice. LOL at JGL in a Civil War-era beard though.
Here’s the official description: “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. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg 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.”
“Lincoln” premieres 9th November.