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Best Directing - Oscar Nominations 2014

12 Years A Slave - shoutout to my favorite movie company, Fox Searchlight, and to Nadiya who finalized the poster!!

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Michael Fassbender: the man to take on Brando's mantle

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12 Years A Slave: True story behind Brit director's movie starring Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch

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Your Required 2014 Academy Awards Reading

12 Years a Slave - Intense. Horrifying. A must see. No smoothing over just an incredibly sad and horrifying story. Hats off to all involved in bringing this to the big screen-Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, etc.

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'12 Years a Slave' Book and Film to be Taught in High Schools

'12 Years a Slave' Book - Excellent - The most credible and telling contemporaneous portrait of American slavery. In 1841, Solomon Northup was betrayed, kidnapped, and sold as a slave in the pre-Civil War South. This is the true, shocking story of the twelve years Northup spent in slavery. A testimony to the strength of one man's spirit and his remarkable will to survive.

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How the New York Times covered “12 Years a Slave’s” Solomon Northup in 1853

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Based on the true story of Solomon Northup an African-American who is kidnapped and sold into slavery and follows the decade that he spends away from and longing for his wife and family. Steve McQueen's creativity really shines through with each shot composed like a work of art, the beauty of which contrasts with the tragic savagery of Solomon's situation.