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    '12 Years a Slave' to be Taught in Schools

    American public high schools are set to receive some new material. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) just partnered with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute teaching material centered on "12 Years a Slave" including the film, the book, and study guides. The distr...

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    American Horror Stories: Why 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Should Be Drawing Comparisons to '12 Years a Slave'

    Two very different-looking movies have more in common than meets the eye.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes to Steve McQueen and Fox Searchlight for Armond White Heckling, White Defends Himself (UPDATE)

    For pure shock value, Adele Exarchopoulos’ legs were the main event at Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner, barely contained as they were in a man’s shirt disguised as a dress. Armond White? There’s not a lot of shock value left: When we sat down to eat, someone at our table said, “L...

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    Craft Talking '12 Years a Slave': The Contrast of Horror and Beauty

    The visual power of "12 Years a Slave" derives from a juxtaposition of horror and beauty that director Steve McQueen calls "Goya-esque." It immerses us in the totality of Solomon Northup's experience, a brutal inhumanity that nonetheless took place on gorgeous plantations. Production designer Adam S...

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    Steve McQueen to Receive Director of the Year Award for '12 Years a Slave' at Palm Springs International Film Festival

    The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Steve McQueen with the Director of the Year Award for his critically-acclaimed slavery epic “12 Years a Slave.” “12 Years a Slave” follows the incredible true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born a free ma...

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    Steve McQueen to His '12 Years' Critics Who Find It Too Beautiful: 'I'm not making a horror film'

    Since world premiering a the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has gone on to draw rapturous praises from audiences and critics, with the majority of pundits agreeing it's the one to beat come Oscar time. Still, as with any film, there are dissenters, and in the case of "12...

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    Watch: Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & Others Discuss the Highs and Lows of Filmmaking

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels in a candid discussion on the long arduous path to success as a filmmaker.

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    12 YEARS A SLAVE: Glory Without Redemption

    It is exceedingly rare to find a story about slavery that doesn't emphasize how good-hearted white people can be and how inherently just, good, and equal America is. In American movies, black suffering redeems white characters and affirms white nobility.

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    Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

    If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change,...

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