12 Years A Slave.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Nov 01, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    Just saw Steve McQueen's movie 12 Years A Slave. Everyone should go see it.....
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    Nov 01, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    Tanner saidJust saw Steve McQueen's movie 12 Years A Slave. Everyone should go see it.....

    No offence but dont you think there are already too many of your threads on this page to keep creating new ones?
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    Nov 01, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    David3000 said
    Tanner saidJust saw Steve McQueen's movie 12 Years A Slave. Everyone should go see it.....

    No offence but dont you think there are already too many of your threads on this page to keep creating new ones?


    U realize Useless Trollileo bumped like 30 of my threads last night right? icon_smile.gif .....

    And it is an Open Forum. The movie is currently out, so I'm broadcasting it. Should be an Oscar contender.....
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 01, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    Spoiler alert:

    Has anyone read the original autobiography? I heard an interview with the great great great grandson of the author, and it was fascinating. They did reveal the last line, about wanting to be buried next to his father, and it choked me up.
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    Nov 01, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidSpoiler alert:

    Has anyone read the original autobiography? I heard an interview with the great great great grandson of the author, and it was fascinating. They did reveal the last line, about wanting to be buried next to his father, and it choked me up.


    I want to go read it now, headed to Barnes & Noble. Think everyone should go see this film.....
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    Nov 01, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    Both he and Jack Nicholson have some bizarre family backgrounds...

    Edit. Cary Grant, too. And Charlie Chaplin.
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    Nov 01, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    I truly want to see it, however, I am struggling due to the subject matter.
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    Nov 01, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    Niceguy1964 saidI truly want to see it, however, I am struggling due to the subject matter.


    When I saw it last night an old black lady started crying & got up & left with her 2 relatives halfway thru the film.
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    Is this a comedy? I only like the funny slave movies. If its not a funny slave movie, I probably won't go see it.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 01, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    I heard it was a little challenging...
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    LangLang keeps on blowing up my phone....icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIs this a comedy? I only like the funny slave movies. If its not a funny slave movie, I probably won't go see it.

    Me neither.
    I can't stand slave movies unless it's something like "A Funny Thing..."
    (Except for that old movie "Land of the Pharoahs."
    Loved it.)
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
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    smartmoney saidIs this a comedy? I only like the funny slave movies. If its not a funny slave movie, I probably won't go see it.

    Me neither.
    I can't stand slave movies unless it's something like "A Funny Thing..."
    (Except for that old movie "Land of the Pharoahs."
    Loved it.)

    I kind of have the same problem with Nazi movies. Any kind with goose steeppers gives me nightmares for weeks. I assume I was a Jew in my previous life.
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    Right.
    Same with me. Seriously.
    No slave movies. No Nazi movies. Usually no "Cowboys vs Indians" movies. Too depressing.
    I may educate myself to know what happened but I don't want visual images in my head.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Nov 01, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIs this a comedy? I only like the funny slave movies. If its not a funny slave movie, I probably won't go see it.


    More reason to go see it, to break u from ur nonchalance icon_smile.gif .....
  • MadeinMich

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    Nov 01, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    Tanner...Thank you for acknowledging this wonderful film. As a conesuer of slavery films and literature. This film openned my eyes to many dimensions of slavery I never knew existed.
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    Nov 02, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    Having read the book it seems like it would make an awesome movie.

    Most slave movies are overly simplistic because their protagonists are usually unable to question the world with a perspective beyond their enslavement. This has the potential to not be like that.
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    Nov 02, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I just finished reading Marcus Rediker's book "The Slave Ship," which recounts the cruelty of the slave trade in detail.
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    Nov 02, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    Isn't Steve McQueen dead?
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    Nov 02, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    Tanner said
    Niceguy1964 saidI truly want to see it, however, I am struggling due to the subject matter.


    When I saw it last night an old black lady started crying & got up & left with her 2 relatives halfway thru the film.


    I want to see it, I just watched a coming attraction for it, maybe I'll wait till it comes out on DVD.
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    Nov 02, 2013 3:55 AM GMT
    flguy57 saidIsn't Steve McQueen dead?


    When I first read the name I was thinking of Alexander McQueen, the fashion designed. Alexander unforunately passed on -- due to suicide.
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    Nov 02, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    I don't have to see it. Just hearing about it makes my white Liberal guilt rise to the breaking point.
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    Nov 02, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    In the coming attraction I saw Brad Pitt... I feel like he's been MIA in movies lately. I could go for an Oceans 14 OR better yet a Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2 icon_biggrin.gif

    Angelina and Brad have openly supported the LGBT community.
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    Nov 02, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    AnOriginal said
    flguy57 saidIsn't Steve McQueen dead?


    When I first read the name I was thinking of Alexander McQueen, the fashion designed. Alexander unforunately passed on -- due to suicide.


    Steve McQueen the director: Shame & Hunger (Michael Fassbender), Deadpan (Steve Carell).
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    Nov 02, 2013 6:06 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidTanner...Thank you for acknowledging this wonderful film. As a conesuer of slavery films and literature. This film openned my eyes to many dimensions of slavery I never knew existed.


    Even Steve McQueen didn't know about Solomon Norththup's book til a friend told him about it. Definitively Oscar worthy: Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director.....