I’m very aware that seeing this film along with Steve McQueen crowned by Oscar is nearly erasing 85 years of history in the Academy. In her first role in a feature film, Lupita Nyong’o, playing the pretty young slave Patsey – the object of Edwynn Epps demented and horrifying affections and the emotional epicenter of the entire picture, gives one of the most devastating performances I have ever seen. In 12 Years a Slave, slavery is shown as a horrifying and destructive social construct that drains the humanity from everyone it touches, turning good men into moral quandaries, turning flawed men into monsters, and turning an entire race of people into livestock and tools. Weaving through the parts of boat and then through the grassroots of a cotton field, he puts himself in the leagues of Roger Deakins and Seamus McGarvey as one of the most innovative and exciting DP’s in the business. Did I cry for several minutes after the screening? I haven’t seen everything yet so I cannot yet if it deserves it or not. Oscar chances, since I know many of you are wondering.
The big question is, can it win? And the Oscar goes to History had it’s way with me I am an African American woman. I have long admired the talent that’s been evident in the works of Chiwetel Ejiofor. It’s a performance of incredible subtlety that may leave you speechless and in complete awe. To watch 12 Years a Slave is to experience a level of despair and misery that can become overwhelming. One may as well be watching an accident filmed on a surveillance camera on the local news, because that’s how detached McQueen’s film style is which also killed his over-praised “Shame,” for me as well.
To watch 12 Years a Slave is to experience a level of despair and misery that can become overwhelming.
The sounds of nature as the slaves walk or as Solomon approaches his master’s house is noticed. My body felt as though it were being weighed down by something considerably larger and heavier than myself In my opinion, this is his best performance to date. Having no tickets, we had to wait close to 4 hours hoping they might let us in. You’re watching the birth of a slavee. As Benedict’s worker, he despises slaves and the songs he sings to Solomon makes an incredibly powerful scene, one of the most disturbing in the film.
When Solomon wakes up in chains, his dark journey starts and the film never lets you take a break.
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Is it difficult to see a mother choose which one of her children dies during the Holocaust? Are they willing and ready to begin looking into new realms and allowing someone not subscenne in their inner circles to make a bold statement as McQueen and Ridley take in ssubscene Years a Slave? All is well until he meets two subscenne who seem taken by his music and want to bring him along with them so he can play at various events.
Especially following his work in “The Place Beyond the Pines” earlier this year. I hope she has a long career ahead of her, she certainly has the talent for it. Like last year’s Oscar-bait, “Les Miserables,” the film is often told in long, steady pan subsscene or a continuous array of distracting close-ups of actors filled with angst or anger. Acts as the “Amon Goeth” of our tale, he is exactly what you’d expect a person who believes this should be a way of life to behave.
Did I cry for several minutes after the screening? Beautifully shot and edited, the film features moments of tension, heartbreak and a few laughs here and there.
Language Set favourite s Login. I haven’t seen everything yet so I cannot yet if it deserves it or not. There are also moments of stunning natural beauty that would make Terrence Malick proud.
John Ridley’s screenplay has a few fine skbscene, but quite frankly in the end all the characters in the film end up being literally too black or white.
Cumberbatch was very good, though outshined by far by Michael Fassbender. Oscar chances, since I know many of you are wondering.
Subscebe known he was capable of what he has accomplished as Solomon Northup and he hits it out of the park.
The big question is, can it win? I’m very aware that seeing this film along with Steve McQueen crowned by Oscar is nearly erasing 85 years of history in the Academy.
It is a film that stimulates at both an emotional level and an intellectual one. Is the film heartbreaking?
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Yet, no one threw those phrases of “too difficult” around. To say this is the best film ever made about slavery feels trivial, as slavery is a subject in film that has been shown with naive romanticism from films like Gone With the Wind or silly exploitation from something like Django Unchained. Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson get two roles that feature them being evil incarnate, to the point you expect Fassbender to twirl his mustache at times.
Even the most harrowing scenes in “12 Years,” and there a plenty of them to choose from, lack dramatic tension. As a result Ejiofor is forced to utilize body language and his eyes, which become enormous pools of emotion to express himself to the audience. The true star is definitely Chiwetel Ejiofor. Is it difficult to see a reformed convict put to death by our country for his crimes?
One thing that cannot be denied is the exquisite camera work of Sean Bobbit. There’s also a strong and rich sound scope that is present.
All in all, if you get a chance to see 12 Years a Slave, don’t miss it. Despite being a slaver, he is presented in the film as being a good man. But in this film of titans it’s the one you’ve probably never heard of who perhaps stands above them all.
History had it’s way with me I am an African American woman. In the antebellum Usbtitles States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. After this film his name will be known.
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Not everyone will be able to stomach it but it’s an outstanding film that deserves and needs to be seen. Most actors get very little screen time. Steve McQueen has created another masterpiece. The film is based on the real story of Solomon Northup played by Chiwetel Ejiofora free black man living in New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
In his prior films this has felt like a purely stylistic choice, here, it’s a choice aimed directly at our heart. And the Oscar goes to Is it the guilt of someone’s ancestors manifesting it in your tear ducts? Despite the valiant efforts of Chiwetel Ejiofor and especially newcomer Lupta Nyong’o, this drama about a musician who is duped, drugged and sold into slavery never manages to find an emotional chord.
His performance as Solomon is stunning and unforgettable, I truly hope he wins the Oscar for it this year. I have to say it was definitely worth the wait and it is hands down the best film I’ve seen at the festival. Benedict Cumberbatch plays a plantation owner, who recognizes Solomon’s talent and tries to help him to a certain extent. A portrait of unbearable sadness, her character is a mirror image of Solomon. Paul Dano gets a few minutes of screen time as well but makes incredible use of it.
The structure of this country is built on the backs and blood of slaves.