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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

I think there is some truth in what is saying. However I don't know why they would think that McQueen's take would be "safer". Isn't he of West Indian descent? Meaning he is a descendant of slaves as well. And the script writer (coonish as he may be) is AA. But yeah, white americans love british actors and british blacks have been getting a lot of exposure lately.

You know what's ironic though? The one actress whose lines were hard to understand was Alfre Woodard's (the one prominent AA actress in the cast). Which is funny because her dialect was probably the most authentic for the times. International audiences will have a difficult time with her part. I didn't get a lot of what she was saying.


He's not AA. He's Grenadian.
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Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

I think there is some truth in what is saying. However I don't know why they would think that McQueen's take would be "safer". Isn't he of West Indian descent? Meaning he is a descendant of slaves as well. And the script writer (coonish as he may be) is AA. But yeah, white americans love british actors and british blacks have been getting a lot of exposure lately.

You know what's ironic though? The one actress whose lines were hard to understand was Alfre Woodard's (the one prominent AA actress in the cast). Which is funny because her dialect was probably the most authentic for the times. International audiences will have a difficult time with her part. I didn't get a lot of what she was saying.


He's not AA. He's Grenadian.


Oh, didn't know that. I would have said it didn't matter but then I just read the article he posted He's an idiot.
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I SO do wish i could bring myself to watch this movie...but i can;t, cause i couldn;t even handle ROOTS when it was on tv...maybe one day i will bring myself to watch 12yrs a slave....ONE DAY
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

I didn't understand shyt Alfre Woodard said.


Oh, so it's not just me? I got the idea behind it but not the actual words
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Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

I SO do wish i could bring myself to watch this movie...but i can;t, cause i couldn;t even handle ROOTS when it was on tv...maybe one day i will bring myself to watch 12yrs a slave....ONE DAY


Then don't watch it. Read the book. I just downloaded in on my e-reader.
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i'm kind of confused by Samuel L Jackson's position, although I get what he is saying and agree about Fruitvale Station...but...he was in a slavery film directed by a white man last year, so why would he question McQueen as a black non american?

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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i'm kind of confused by Samuel L Jackson's position, although I get what he is saying and agree about Fruitvale Station...but...he was in a slavery film directed by a white man last year, so why would he question McQueen as a black non american?



...and the movie was harsh. there wasn't a white hero.
I mean McQueen had the idea for the movie [or his white girl did] so why wouldn't he direct it?Confused
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About the rumor that she was involved with Chiwetel Ejiofor during the filming, isn't he married to a white woman???
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http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/samuel-l-jackson-says-12-year-a-slave-is-proof-that-hollywood-is-still-not-ready-to-deal-with-racism

link to the full interview with SLJ
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i didn't find fruitvale station very brave at all. the whole film was spent prettying him up 



Edited by melikey - Mar 05 2014 at 7:49pm
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