Europeans were never enslaved by a foreign enemy. Negli anni che hanno preceduto la guerra civile americana, Solomon Northup Chiwetel Ejiofor , un nero nato libero nel nord dello stato di New York, viene rapito e venduto come schiavo. Hans Zimmer puts forth a very pronounced score, enriched with all the subtle ticks that strike the chords of tone. Both of which serve to make the topic digestible. Many blacks sold themselves to white masters so they would not have to go to Africa. Let's define difficult, shall we? Where he shines incredibly are the small nuances that he takes as the story slows down, you notice aspects of Solomon that make him even more believable.
Epps, Sarah Paulson is just as wretched. Oscar chances, since I know many of you are wondering. Put the Oscar's in my hands, you have a dozen nominations reap for the taking. I've known he was capable of what he has accomplished as Solomon Northup and he hits it out of the park. As Edwin Epps, Solomon's last owner, Michael Fassbender digs down deep into some evil territory.
Well, to begin, I cannot remember the last time I could not get up at the end of a movie. Django unchained was way better in every single way. He's vile and strikes fear into not only the people he interacts with but with the viewers who watch. Starting his career as a video artist before making full length films, Steve McQueen has an uncanny eye for imagery and contrast. There are no tricks or gimmicks, no cheap takes on a side story or character that is put there for time filling or a life-lesson for Solomon to learn. They only got as far to the lower regions of France before Charles the Hammer of the Franks started driving them off. He gives, quite simply, the best performance from a leading actor since Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood.
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. This movie is a potent reminder of why we are where we are as a society today. Mark my words; Lupita Nyong'o is the emotional epicenter of the entire film. At times feeling perhaps like we're seeing out of the solemn eyes of the ghost of some murdered slave, watching in sorrow and rage. By turns pathetic and terrifying, he embodies the ultimate nightmare of a deeply flawed man given absolute power over other human beings, and through that absolute power finds only madness, which drives him to deeper cruelty. He's forced to endure terrible things, but he always maintains a certain dignity and nobility that makes his plight even more affecting.
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. What the Black people don't know is a Black man started slavery here in America and only Black people could own slaves. Because, it's also one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. There are also moments of stunning natural beauty that would make Terrence Malick proud. So The Blacks stayed and became slaves of there own doing.
In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life. The big question is, can it win? When the events on screen become their most horrifying and ugly is when his camera becomes the most unflinching. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup Chiwetel Ejiofor , a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Did I cry for several minutes after the screening? It's a film of such ugliness, such blunt emotional trauma, that it may haunt you for hours if not days after seeing it. Now when approaching the powerful film by McQueen and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, there is a resounding honesty that McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley inhabit. You're watching the birth of a star.
He comes off as a relatively good man who is trapped within the powerful confines of the institution of slavery. Instead of taking the easy way out and limiting his exploration of the topic solely to the slaves, Steve McQueen increases the scope and we see how it affects those who profited by it. Synopsis Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. Put the Oscar's in my hands, you have a dozen nominations reap for the taking. Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, dual Supporting Actresses, Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score. He's also a very patient film maker, utilizing long, steady single shots to emphasize various things.
Mark my words; Lupita Nyong'o is the emotional epicenter of the entire film. Because, it's also one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. You're watching the birth of a star. 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. It's a performance of incredible subtlety that may leave you speechless and in complete awe.
She is the great find of our film year and will surely go on to more dynamic and passionate projects in the future. She is the great find of our film year and will surely go on to more dynamic and passionate projects in the future. If alive today, he'd likely be a drunk with severe anger management issues. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Alone, these shots would inspire wonder, but in the context of this film they make us feel more forlorn, as if the ugliness of man is encroaching on the natural beauty of the world.