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The Resource 12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen, (videorecording)

12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen, (videorecording)

Label
12 years a slave
Title
12 years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen
Title variation
Twelve years a slave
Contributor
Actor
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality
Language note
In English (Dolby Digital 5.1), optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French (surround Dolby Digital 2.0); optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A18169 2014
PerformerNote
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1965-
  • 1963-
  • 1977-
  • 1977-
  • 1976-
  • 1984-
  • 1964-
  • 1974-
  • 1953-
  • 1808-1863?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Ridley, John
  • Pitt, Brad
  • Gardner, Dede
  • Kleiner, Jeremy
  • Pohlad, William
  • Milchan, Arnon
  • Katagas, Anthony
  • Ross, Tessa
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Fassbender, Michael
  • Cumberbatch, Benedict
  • Dano, Paul
  • Dillahunt, Garret
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • McNairy, Scoot
  • Nyong'o, Lupita
  • Oduye, Adepero
  • Paulson, Sarah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Woodard, Alfre
  • Chalk, Chris
  • Bobbitt, Sean
  • Stockhausen, Adam
  • Walker, Joe
  • Norris, Patricia
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Regency Enterprises
  • River Road Entertainment (Firm)
  • Plan B (Firm)
  • New Regency (Firm)
  • FilmFour (Firm)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
134
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
  • Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869567122
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 2288096
  • 2288097
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615483
  • (OCoLC)869567122
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
  • Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869567122
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 2288096
  • 2288097
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615483
  • (OCoLC)869567122
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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