Will “Lincoln” Influence The 2012 Election?

Steven Spielberg said last year that he didn’t want his upcoming “Lincoln” movie, starring Daniel Day Lewis, to be any kind of election-year fodder. Then why is it being released on November 9, a mere three days after the election? Presumably, some people will have seen it before the Big Vote, and be batting around whether the film has Obama-ish overtones. Jeffrey Wells dissects the whole subject.

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