12 Years a Slave (film)

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12 Years a Slave
Directit biSteve McQueen
Produced bi
Screenplay biJohn Ridley
Based onTwelve Years a Slave
bi Solomon Northup
Starnin
Muisic biHans Zimmer
CinematographySean Bobbitt
Eeditit biJoe Walker
Production
company
Distributit bi
Release date
  • 30 August 2013 (2013-08-30) (Telluride Film Festival)
  • 8 November 2013 (2013-11-08) (United States)
  • 10 Januar 2014 (2014-01-10) (United Kingdom)
Rinnin time
134 minutes[1]
Kintra
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
LeidInglis
Budget$20 million[2]
Box office$140,160,000[3]

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 historical drama film an an adaptation o the 1853 memoir o the same name bi Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free black man who wis kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 an sauld intae sclavery. He wirked on plantations in the state o Louisiana for twelve years afore his release. The first scholarly edition o Northup's memoir, co-editit in 1968 bi Sue Eakin an Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced an validatit the accoont an concludit it tae be accurate.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "12 YEARS A SLAVE (15)". Fox Searchlight Pictures. British Board of Film Classification. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  2. Fuller, Graham (April 10, 2012). "Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave' Set to Shine Light on Solomon Northup's Ordeal". Art+Auction. Louise Blouin Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  3. "12 Years a Slave (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  4. Toplin, Robert Brent (1969). "Twelve Years a Slave (review)". Civil War History. 15 (1): 66. doi:10.1353/cwh.1969.0065.