12 Years A Slave Movie Review Essay

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Review about 12 Years a Slave
1. Introduction

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup 's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey. The film was directed by Steve McQueen. The screenplay was written by John Ridley.
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The sound effect was quite good, because it makes the film felt so tense, it’s also deepening the action or events in the mind of us, the consumer. The songs that were sang in the film, even though it’s racist, maybe many of dark skinned America opposed it, but it give us stronger feeling that a slavery is really normal in that era and the black people was never treated humanly (Slavery as a moral cancer). But, personally I think that Patsey, as a black woman, who treated a lot worser than Platt / Solomon Northup, because she was forcefully treated as Epps lover, and she also treated poorly by the mistress Epps, who envy of her, because the treatment that was given by mr Epps and because her hatred towards black people (didn’t know the reason). But, like Confuscius said where there is a black, there is a white and so on. Even when the white people think poorly of the black people, there are also a good man like Ford and the carpenter that helped
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