If you were watching tonight's Election coverage you likely saw this new TV spot for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln more than once. One RopeofSilicon reader tweeted me saying just that, writing, "I think I have seen the TV spot for Lincoln about 15 times during the election coverage." Well, if you're interested, you can now watch it for a 16th time.
This new trailer plays without a word said, relying on an aural music bed, the visuals and words over those visuals. Give it a watch below and look for the film in limited release this Friday and expanding nationwide on Friday, November 16. I'll have my review of the film shortly, but if you've been listening to the RopeofSilicon Podcast you know both myself and co-host Laremy Legel both enjoyed it, but we'll be more specific this Friday.
With that said, here's the new trailer.
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.