Benedict Cumberbatch was great here. He is definitely awesome.
EVERYONE did their jobs well.
This movie strikes more than a chord. Yes, let's keep moving forward, but we must also learn from the past.
"Oh, I love to play under the sun."
"Look, my legs look lighter..."
I even bought those pills to make me look lighter and when I returned to California in the 1990s I even hid under a beach umbrella so I would at the very least retain my skin color and not a shade darker. No, I did not want to be white, I just wanted to my skin to be lighter. I know my perpetual tan was appreciated there, but I knew that when I return to the Philippines, it would be a different story.
Shame on me.
I was made this way and I should be proud!
I watched ROOTS in the 1970s. Even if I did not know how much, I knew that that the African-Americans suffered and were treated even lesser than animals. Yet, even when people would not believe that I'm Belgian and Spanish descent, I would show proof that I am.
Never have I been against dark people. I have high regard for them, but when it came to me...
Oh yes. I'm one of those people who have double standards!
Anyways, I hope more people would get to see this. I guess even men would cry.
Don't worry, since we know that Solomon Northup was able to write his memoirs and was also able to publish it, we know that this movie would also give the viewers a feeling of triumph.
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Richard Corliss on 12 Years a Slave
The True Story of 12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave (film)
12 Years a Slave Wikipedia(Memoirs)