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

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

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
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. Based on a true story
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
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  • 1969-
  • 1965-
  • 1963-
  • 1977-
  • 1977-
  • 1976-
  • 1984-
  • 1964-
  • 1974-
  • 1953-
  • 1808-1863?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Ridley, John
  • Pitt, Brad
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Based on the book 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
869567122
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
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
2288096
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Based on the book 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
869567122
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
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
2288096
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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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