7 November 2012 10:50 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As if the excitement surrounding yesterday’s presidential election weren’t enough, Steven Spielberg’s well-timed Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, has attracted an amount of film buzz not seen since … well, since the last much-hyped Steven Spielberg masterpiece.Politics in Lincoln’s day make today’s political fights seem downright polite in comparison. His actions as president — ending the Civil War, abolishing slavery, maintaining epic facial hair through it all — changed the course of the nation for generations. As David Edelstein writes in his review, Spielberg’s Lincoln puts the man within reach: “You feel as if you know what it was like to be in his presence.” Lincoln officially opens in select theaters this Friday, November 9, but we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to an advance screening on Thursday, November 8, to five lucky NYMag followers on Twitter. Head on over to Twitter for your chance to get »


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