Abraham Lincoln: A Trailer, A Speech, and “Divine Providence”

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Yes, the trailer is here. And it looks... well... huh. To me, this preview makes it look like a big sappy Spielberg movie that is reverent to a fault. It looks like it takes place in the same world as Amistad, where the themes are louder than the details, and everything is filmed so that characters look more like noble wax museum representations than living, breathing human beings. Of course, this is just a trailer. Perhaps the film will be better than this trailer makes it look. Since … [Read more...]