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12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen 'feuded' with Oscar-winning writer

theguardian.com – McQueen and writer John Ridley allegedly fell out after director's request for a co-credit on best adapted screenplay was rejected12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen kept hidden a simmering feud with writer John Ridley over credit for the historical biopic's Oscar-winning screenplay, reports The Wrap.The British race drama took three prizes at Sunday night's Academy Awards, best film for McQueen and his producers, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o and best adapted screenplay for Ridley. 6 years 19 weeks ago via jetli
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Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen on why audiences were ready for '12 Years a Slave'

hitfix.com – Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen discuss their win for Best Picture for the harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" and why they believe people were ready for it. 6 years 19 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Embattled Film Critic Armond White: I Never Heckled Steve McQueen (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The controversial film critic for the New York City culture review City Arts shares with THR what happened, from his perspective, on Monday night.On Monday night, at the 69th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Armond White, a well-known film critic for the New York City culture review City Arts and a longtime member and past chairman of the NYFCC, made disparaging remarks about best director winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) as McQueen took the stage. 6 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee
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NY Film Critics Circle Apologizes For Steve McQueen Heckling; Latest Outburst In Classless Oscar Campaign Season

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The New York Film Critics Circle has issued a formal apology for the behavior of at least one of its member critics at last night’s awards ceremony when director Steve McQueen accepted his prize for 12 Years A Slave. Our sister publication Variety identified the heckler as CityArts editor and well-known cantankerous contrarian critic Armond White, who, per Ramin Setoodeh’s report, said some remarkably inelegant foul-mouthed things to McQueen after the filmmaker was introduced in an impassioned speech by Harry Belafonte. 6 years 27 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Directors Guild Nominations 2014 Reveal the Five Oscar Frontrunners

feedproxy.google.com – The Directors Guild of America's five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for 2013 make clear the top five contenders for the Oscar. Along with the SAG, PGA and WGA nominations, the DGA is usually a strong bellwether for where things are going. The DGA is a larger and more mainstream voting bloc than the more idiosyncratic Academy director's branch. 6 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee
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'12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Heckled at New York Critics Circle Awards

variety.com – The 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards turned awkward on Monday night when CityArts editor Armond White started to heckle director Steve McQueen. McQueen had just accepted his prize for “12 Years a Slave,” presented by Harry Belafonte, when the interruption broke out. As soon as McQueen took the stage, White started shouting... 6 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee

Review: 12 Years a Slave (Bait and Switch)

9:10 AM 10/21/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave begins in upstate New York, 1841. Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a fiddler by trade, follows two men to the nation’s capitol for work and is drugged and sold into slavery. Within eyeshot of the White House his captors whip his whitest shirt to bloody shreds before giving him the dull flax of an owned man.

Director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk About 12 Years a Slave

9:22 PM 10/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s third directorial effort and the contemporary artist turned filmmaker has done nothing but hit them out the park. With such a strong body of work behind him, MoviesWithButter asked, “Now that you’re established and your work has the attention of a major international audience, did you feel at all obligated to tackle the subject of slavery?” A black man and an Englishman, McQueen said, “No, it was an incredible story.

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Watch: First Intense TV Spot for Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

feedproxy.google.com – "If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible." Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first 45-second TV spot for Steve McQueen's masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, the slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (read our interview with him here) in the true story of a free man enslaved for 12 years. 6 years 41 weeks ago via jetli
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Watch: First Trailer For Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & More

fb.indiewire.com – While it may not be a movie that appeals to the general public on the scale of "Iron Man 3" or "Man Of Steel," to the more cinephile-oriented viewers, there are few movies coming in 2013 as exciting as Steven McQueen's slavery drama "12 Years A Slave." Earlier this monthwe got the first images from the film, but for those familiar with the filmmaker's previous films "Hunger" and "Shame," that's only telling not even half the story. 7 years 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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