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Old 07-16-2013, 07:23 AM   #101
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But I'm a little disappointed in the trailer to be honest. I expected something more realistic. This thing lays on the black and white caricatures pretty thick.
Have you read Solomon Northup's autobiography?

From the trailer it looks pretty damn faithful to Solomon's actual life story and the people he met.
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May sound superficial but after Django Unchained's take on slavery and its brutality this trailer just looks like more oscar bait.

It doesn't appear to be taking a different angle than most past pictures about slavery. It doesn't mean it won't be a good movie just doesn't seem that exciting from what I can tell?
McQueen comes from a modern art background and his previous movies have been a little bit art house so I'm sure it will be very different from Tarantino's work.
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the silence from the white directors was hilarious

but one thing i must add is this film is the only film of his to star a black man and it is about slavery of all things kinda hyprocritical

but on a side note as a latino male i am perplexed we never get lead roles i see far more black leads than Hispanic we cant keep going back to benecio and banderas lol
I personally think its nice to have a film about a real life slave directed by an actual black director. It is only McQueen's third movie.

McQueen couldn't cast a black actor as white republican Bobby Sands in Hunger and he cast Fassbender in Shame because he is friends with him, works well with him and thought he would be great in the role. He did cast a black actress as his main love interest in the film. I don't that makes him a hypocrite.

Are you talking about Hispanic as leads in Hollywood or in film in general?

If you mean Hollywood I agree because America does have a ever larger growing Hispanic population and that should be more reflected in film and television.

In terms of general film countries like Spain, Mexico, Argentina, ect have a thriving film industry which are sucessful domestically and internationally.

Black people have Nollywood and the small to medium sized indie and occasional mainstream African American film industry.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #102
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Looks excellent as expected. Preparing to become an emotional wreck as with other McQueen films. He has such a great way to enhance emotions with his shot-composing and imagery.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #103
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how could i forget that Pitt is in this movie?

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #104
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you are a woman and you still havent seen Shame with Fassbender?

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #105
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I think most women have seen The Notebook, not a movie like Shame.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #106
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I'm kinda afraid to see Shame. I have this feeling I won't feel right after watching it.

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The trailer is edited like an Oscar bait to make it more appealing but I've no doubt that the actual film will make it clear we're watching a McQueen film, the way he handles the subjects in his films are raw and fearless.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #108
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Black people have Nollywood and the small to medium sized indie and occasional mainstream African American film industry.
Well, even the African Americans in Hollywood is mixed. Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman and Will Smith are the main guys with fast risers such as Anthony Mackie, Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Hart as well as steady players such as Don Cheadle, Terrance Howard and Forrest Whitaker. And comedic actors such as Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove and Eddie Murphy (Eddie is probably a Tyler Perry or Judd Apatow movie away from being the star he once was).

It's worse for African American women in Hollywood. Other than Halle Berry and Zoe Saldana and (maybe) Viola Davis and (maybe) Rosario Dawson, the number of A-List African American actresses is very small. There are several with the potential to break out, one of them being in this very movie (Quvenzhané Wallis), but she has a minor role in this film and she's signed to star in Annie, which could easily make or break her career (she'll either be a Two time Oscar nominee before she goes to High school or the movie bombs and she fades out of the Hollywood spotlight until she's 18). A lot of them have gone the TV route because it's much more stable.

There's a reason Tyler Perry and producers like him are around. To give the lesser known African American actors and actresses roles that the bigger names don't want.

However, in recent years, Black actors from other countries have entered Hollywood. Idris Elba and the main lead of this movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor are the main examples. French Actor Omar Sy recently started to break through into Hollywood.

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #109
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This looks great. Love the cast and the director. I should probably read the book too.

Perhaps this movie will convince Marvel that they should go after Chiwetel Ejiofor for Black Panther. He'd be brilliant.

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #110
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Even if they don't cast Chiwetel Ejiofor as Black Panther they should cast him in something because he is a really good actor.

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This looks great. Love the cast and the director. I should probably read the book too.

Perhaps this movie will convince Marvel that they should go after Chiwetel Ejiofor for Black Panther. He'd be brilliant.
Ejiofor would be nice option, but I think they go a bit younger.

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Michael B. Jordan for all of the roles!

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #113
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The trailer has like every trailer music it could possibly have.

Looks ...unexpected. I believe they will probably try to sell the film a little differently than how it will really be. Looks too conventional and kinda stiff for a Mcqueen film.

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #114
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Looks good...and I couldn't help but think about Man of Steel when the Thin Red Line music came on.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #116
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This looks fantastic. Still need to see Shame though.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:10 AM   #117
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Everything other than Chiwetel hilariously overracting in the end was amazing. And I'm sure that bit will be better in context.

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This just got AMAZING reviews at Telluride. A lot are saying that Ejiofor is the one to beat for Best Actor.

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The book was absolutely amazing. I have no doubt that this will be a powerful film. Based on the trailer, they stayed remarkably true to the book, and in no way are the characters caricatures. Northup is very balanced and honest when communicating the good and bad aspects of the characters in the book. In no way will they be "black and white." And I am not in the least surprised this got amazing reviews. The trailer alone managed to get me to read the book. McQueen's Shame is also one of my favorite films. Having seen Mcqueen's films many, many times, I have a strong feeling this film will be the most honest and true depiction of slavery in America on film.

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I don't want to start a riot, but for individuals to say that Django Unchained is the most honest portrayal of slavery on film says a lot. In my opinion, the film is too much of a cartoon in the way it depicts violence for me to really take the movie's themes seriously.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #121
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I didn't know Hans Zimmer was scoring this film. It will be interesting to hear his score

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #122
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Didn't know Hans was in it. I'm definitely in now.

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I wanna see this movie so ****ing badly.

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This thing sold out quick at TIFF. Still going to try to get in though..

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I got in and it was absolutely amazing. A standing ovation and tears everywhere. It was brilliant, and quite possibly, Fassbender's finiest performance.

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