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OSCARS: ‘12 Years A Slave’ Telling Voters “It’s Time” – But How Will It Resonate?
Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | February 19, 2014 | Pete Hammond

Posted on 02/20/2014 9:19:54 AM PST by C19fan

“It’s Time”.

That’s the message seen for the past few weeks on the 12 Years A Slave billboard as you drive on to the 20th Century Fox lot. And since the film earned nine Oscar nominations it has frequently been the slogan of choice for the Fox Searchlight contender in newspaper and television ads. A highly emotional close-up of star Chiwetel Ejiofor as the man forced into slavery and just two words to accompany it: “It’s Time”.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; oscars; slave
Playing the Whitey Guilt Card.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 9:19:54 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

12 Years a slave?...How about 8 years a slave under Obama?


2 posted on 02/20/2014 9:22:33 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: C19fan

Written, directed, and produced by a white man. Once again, the black man will be played like a fool and used as a tool if he engages in the mental / emotional process the puppetmasters intended.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 9:23:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: C19fan

It was ‘time’ for Obama. We all see how that bit of brilliance turned out, didn’t we?

The ‘art’ of cinema has given way to guilt and diversity it seems. Regardless of whether the movie gets Oscars, I’m guessing the movie sales will be about as meaningful as “Django” or that ridiculous movie, “White House Down,” both having the dubious honor of Jamie Fox star in them.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 9:23:57 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: C19fan

That seems a little overblown to me. What, exactly, are they saying other than: it’s time to vote for our movie for Oscars?


5 posted on 02/20/2014 9:24:08 AM PST by jocon307
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To: C19fan

“Playing the Whitey Guilt Card.”

Beat me to it.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 9:24:53 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: C19fan

The movie wasn’t very good.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 9:30:22 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Gaffer

This movie is one of many produced by Hollywood designed to promote an idea. There is a counterpart to “white guilt.” It is “black rage.” How many people have died as a result of this media campaign?


8 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:19 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: C19fan

I saw that movie a few weeks ago and thought it was completely over the top. Yes I know the book was like that but I have a suspicion that the truth was stretched in that book so as to promote the anti-slavery agenda more back then. I mean come on, the guy is constantly constantly beaten whipped, tortured all all the time, the girl constantly whipped beaten tortured all the time. Back then slaves were basically seen as livestock, horses, how many owners tortured and beat the crap out of their horses? It makes no sense as they would just be screwing themselves. Yes there were psychopaths around who did that kind of crap, but to me it just seemed a little too unbelievable in this movie where pretty much EVERYONE is doing it which is why I think that black film critic was badmouthing the director a few months ago.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:28 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: C19fan

Shouldn’t that disqualify the movie just like the Christian movie?

Pray America wakes up


10 posted on 02/20/2014 9:41:04 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Vehmgericht

I agree (and vividly remember the 70s Blaxploitation films designed to instill discontent and rage).


11 posted on 02/20/2014 9:49:37 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: C19fan
Does anyone watch this liberal self-congratulatory show anymore? Bette Midler is going to be "entertaining." She tweets ala Cher, Ellen Barkin and Mia Farrow.

Bette Midler Quotes

Warning: Foul language and vulgar comments within her quotes

12 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:59 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I mean come on, the guy is constantly constantly beaten whipped, tortured all all the time, the girl constantly whipped beaten tortured all the time.

Well, they HAVE to perpetuate the ROOTS "Yo name is Toby, boy!" whipping scenes, don't they? Contrarily, I do remember seeing old photographs of some former slaves who obviously beaten like this. I guess I'd like to see exactly how the movie comported with the actual author's experience and its retelling. Sadly, I probably won't though as I'm not particularly inclined to review either.

13 posted on 02/20/2014 9:54:03 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

did they show any of the several thousand black slave owners in the movie? did they show the victorious black tribes selling their defeated foes to the whites or muslims? did they show that slavery still occurs in africa and the middle east?


14 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:33 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: C19fan
Is it time yet for Hollyweird to tell the public that it was the Dems who were the slave owners?

Nah.

15 posted on 02/20/2014 10:15:06 AM PST by what's up
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To: C19fan
"Playing the Whitey Guilt Card."

I won't feel too guilty, since the black star has a white girlfriend.

16 posted on 02/20/2014 10:25:53 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: C19fan

To the liberals it’s racist if Oscar voters do NOT vote for this movie.

I remember there were some protests among homosexuals years ago, when Brokeback Mountain didn’t win the Oscar for best picture. The homosexuals charged that voters lost their guts and gave in to pressures to not vote for that movie.

I never saw Brokeback, but, having no desire to see a movie about homosexual cowboys, I’ll never know if that was a great movie or not.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 10:57:49 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: C19fan

It’s time to stop whining about racism.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 11:13:22 AM PST by montag813
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To: Gaffer
Yes they have photos of slaves with scars - actually if you look it's just one slave, this guy:

There's not many other photos. In fact I would say this is the only one. I'm not saying this kind of stuff didn't go on, but not on the scale they were showing in this movie where EVERY white guy this guy runs into basically wants to beat the sh*t out him like it's some kind of snuff flick.

The thing you have to remember is back then the abolitionists, the REPUBLICANS were trying to end slavery so they were going full out making it look as bad as they possibly could, and they used that book "12 years a slave" by Solomon Northup as another means to end it. I read that book from cover to cover by the way, and the impression I got not long after starting it was a lot of it seemed far fetched as if was written exclusively to use for the anti-slavery agenda which to me was a good thing. What I have a problem with is now the very people who were pro-slavery, namely the DEMOCRATS, have used that book exclusively to foment racial tensions today.

19 posted on 02/20/2014 11:34:36 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Thank you for explaining that for me.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 11:40:24 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Funny, that thought actually ran through my mind, too!


21 posted on 02/20/2014 11:40:47 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No way did they show that. If you want the whole movie in a sentence it’s: “White people did nothing else but spend all their free time torturing and killing black people....except for people in Massachusetts.” That’s the whole movie.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 11:49:36 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

lol


23 posted on 02/20/2014 11:50:06 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I heard about a black slave owner in Louisiana who owned a bunch of slaves, some of them his relatives, it was said he was especially cruel and was actually charged with cruelty in courts. (apparently court records exist)

It was from a book called “Black Masters”

Do you think Hollyweird would want to make a movie about that guy? Call it “Black Master” or something?


24 posted on 02/20/2014 11:51:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MamaDearest

She’s a vulgar person. Pray for her salvation.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 11:52:57 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: C19fan

It’s time for what? To end slavery? They’re a little late with that message don’t you think?


26 posted on 02/20/2014 11:59:48 AM PST by Durbin
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To: C19fan

From Bowfinger:

Kit Ramsay (played by Eddie Murphy):

“White boys get all the Oscars. lt’s a fact.

“Did I get a nomination ?
“No. You know why ? ‘Cause I ain’t played none of them slave roles or get my ass whipped.

“That’s when you get the nominations.

“Black dude play a slave role, get his ass whipped, he gets the nomination.

“White boy play an idiot, they get the Oscar.

“Find me a script as a retarded slave, then I get the Oscar. “

Kit Ramsey’s Agent: “Oh. l’m gonna schmooze. I’ll be right back.”

Kit Ramsey: “Yeah. Go find that script.

‘’ Buck, the Wonder Slave.’’ “


27 posted on 02/20/2014 12:15:04 PM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: mass55th

I won’t feel guilty at all, since none of my ancestors owned any slaves.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 12:19:17 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

one of the many reasons for RWI was that king george would not allow the colonies to abolish slavery in their territories. once the war started about 6-7 northern colonies - states then - were able to abolish slavery.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 1:31:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

my ancestors weren’t even here until the 1920s. they had to deal with prejudices against italians and germans, depending where they were. to act like nobody else has had to deal with racial prejudice except blacks is absurd.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 1:34:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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