Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Twelve Years a Slave WIns Best Film Award at BAFTAs
Twelve Years a Slave keeps getting in the news in positive ways: last Sunday, the movie won the best film award at the Baftas, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, seen as an indicator for the upcoming Oscars.
During the same weekend, American writer Rachel Kushner interviewed in The New York Times said she finds Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup the best book she recently read. She says:
"An incredible document, amazingly told and structured. Tough, but riveting. The movie of it by Steve McQueen might be the most successful adaptation of a book ever undertaken; text and film complement each other wildly."
It is quite amazing to see the power of Hollywood in revitalizing an old book, like this 1853 classic, of which so few people appreciated its value till now.