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An extended TV spot for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln aired after Wednesday’s presidential debate on ABC, CBS and CNN–and in a happy coincidence for the filmmakers, President Obama invoked the legacy of the 16th president near the evening’s close.
The spot draws a direct line from Abraham Lincoln to such important historical figures and events as Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, women’s suffrage, and the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
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“Abolishing slavery settles the fate for millions now in bondage, and unborn millions to come,” Daniel Day-Lewis’ Lincoln says. The clip also gives us a look at some marital discord between the president and first lady Mary Todd (Sally Field) and a glimpse of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their son Robert.
The film from Dreamworks Pictures and 20th Century Fox is slated for wide release Nov. 16.
Watch the video below.
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