Smell of Popcorn

film reviews & musings by Max Lalanne

Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln released

Posted by Max Lalanne on September 13, 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln.

As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis seems to be giving out a brilliant performance here in Steven Spielberg‘s  Lincoln. Portraying our favorite American president during a turmoil-filled period of history in our nation, he’ll certainly catch the eye of the Academy voters, win a lot of awards, etc. Everything else in the trailer though….? I’m not convinced that this is a major standout film more than, say, War Horse was last year.  Nothing seems to be particularly outstanding or new or exciting or oh-my-god-this-looks-so-good-I-can’t-wait-till-November quality. Except, again, Day-Lewis. Music by John Williams and cinematography from Janusz Kaminski, as usual, with Tony Kushner (Munich) writing the script based on Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s bestselling historical novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

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