Posters have left me cold. Stills haven't charmed. I've wondered whether anyone would want to see 'Lincoln'. This trailer, though, is so lush, so rich, it topples doubt and dismantles skepticism.
Yes, all the Spielberg markers are present -- the smooth camera technique, the usual excellent production value, etc. -- but here they seem fresh. Imagery is vibrant, alive. Sets impress despite that we've seen such spectacle time and time again. The music of John Williams is as familiar as ever but renewed (if not reinvented), and fitting, moving. And, of course, the performances...really, as focused as you'd expect and there's no surprise in that, but it strikes me there is more here. Why that might be is anyone's guess, but it caught me off guard.
This trailer is so enticing. It doesn't try, doesn't attempt to sell -- it promises. I don't believe anyone will go into the theater with fingers crossed, hoping the movie delivers, as is so often the case this time of year with one glossy campaign after another for movies that don't quite live up to the hype.
With this trailer, 'Lincoln' would seem to be a sure thing. I suppose, though, it's more correct to say, "'Lincoln' is a sure thing."
I'm betting folks will be swept away.
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- 'Looper' Clips
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- Great Trailer
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- Low-Confidence Trailer for 'Code Name: Geronimo'
- "They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To"
- International Trailer for 'Life of Pi'
- 'The Details' Looks Like a Good Time
- Hand-Drawn Re-Animated Frankenweenie Puppy! Yes!
- Hard Not To Like
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- I'm Not Afraid Of You Or Your Evil Kind!
- Classy? No. But, it Works.
- 'Frankenweenie' Clip
- Red Band Trailer for 'Sinister'
- Asian Poster for 'Looper'
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- Story Behind 'The Sessions'
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- Another New Poster for 'Argo'
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- Clip from 'End of Watch'
- 'End of Watch' Featurette
- Apparently Secret International Trailer for 'The S...
- Spanish Poster for 'Killing Them Softly'
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- New 'Looper' Posters
- New Poster for 'V/H/S'
- "Shall We Stop This Bleeding"
- Lovely, Simply Lovely Trailer for 'The Details'
- So Hard To Say No
- Poster and VFX Making-of Featurette for 'After'
- Poster for 'Mama'
- Totally Wow Must-See Trailer for Guillermo del Tor...
- Japanese Poster for 'Frankenweenie'
- New Poster for 'The Impossible' Much More Hollywoo...
- Bad Photoshop
- Bad School Food vs. 'Cafeteria Man'
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- Clips from 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
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- 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' TV Spot
- Poster for 'A Late Quartet'
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- Tell Me What You See Clip From 'The Master'
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- So Far, Everyone Agrees
- 'Looper' B-Roll
- Lego 'Looper' Poster
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- Poster for 'Argo' very Star Wars-ish
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- Poster/Trailer for Barry Levinson's Environmental ...
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