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Altogether a rather good film.,
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This review is from: Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup's Odyssey [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
An interesting film with a happy ending, always a good thing if watching a film for entertainment. It was obviously a condensed version of the book and the fact that a man could be kidnapped into slavery from one State to another seems quite hard to believe but of course it was a different world back then. It seemed to me a lighter version of Roots, which was about the slave trade from Africa. However, Roots was filmed over a much longer time period. The slaves in this film did seem to be wearing better clothing than the white worker which I doubt would have been the case at the time. The sound production at the beginning was not what it should have been along with the very darkened scenes but it did improve and I enjoyed the film. Great actors and film sets. Altogether a rather good film.