'Lincoln' International Trailer: Daniel Day-Lewis Seeks to Abolish Slavery (VIDEO)

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Daniel Day-Lewis fights to pass the 13th Amendment in the new international trailer for Lincoln, released Monday by DreamWorks.

In the trailer, moviegoers get a closer look at Day-Lewis' portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln as he aims to abolish slavery during the Civil War.

"Slavery, sir, it's done," a stern Lincoln says amid protests from civilians and Congress.

The trailer also teases more from performances by Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field, both of whom generated serious Oscar buzz after the film screened at the New York Film Festival in October.

Lincoln opens in theaters Nov. 9.

Watch the new trailer, above.

 

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  • Lee Wood
    Lee Wood

    While right winger criticism focuses on continued racist slavery aberrations, historic analysis of this production from the left has not been commented on because it has either not been presented; or it has been covered-up, and/or bought off. It is far too demoralizing to think of how rapidly this giant, and well intended, filmwork will be discarded into the trash can of an inaccurate, incomplete setting of history straight. Even though this presentation does a great service in exposing it's limited scope - it miserably fails to 'set history straight'. What a gigantic disappoi ntment! This movie completely discounts, leaves out, and lies about the EXCEPTION proviso for "slavery...as a punishment for crime" within the 13th Amendment. Once again, this offensive proviso is completely left out, and replaced with the following ellipis (...): "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude ... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." This gives the false impression that ALL Slavery was abolished, when it was not. The "..." replaces the 13th Amendment's proviso: "EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME WHEREOF THE PARTY SHALL HAVE BEEN DULY CONVICTED". This dirty secret, within the 13th Amendment, is completely covered over, buried (out-of-sight/out-of-mind) in this film. Its not only misleading, it violates the public trust, and continues to cover-up both history and contemporary reality. Of course, great profits, presentations, smiles, awards, speeches, pats on the back, and thanks to the Accademy will be the immediate hypocritical measure of this current deceptive misinformation in this grandiose, ostentatious, and extravagant pretention.

 
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