Saturday, August 31, 2013

12 Years a Slave Standing O at Telluride (updated)


Here are tweets about the screening of TYAS tonight. Also, here is a link to the Variety review, it's startling, has some spoilers, but is absolutely brilliant.


Said a muted Fassbender after the screening, “It’s the first time I’ve seen the movie, and I’m a little taken aback.”


erickohn ‏@erickohn 46s
12 YEARS A SLAVE is a startlingly realized period drama, maybe the best movie about slavery ever. So help me, Ejiofer deserves that Oscar.

Alex Billington ‏@firstshowing 1m
12 Years a Slave - Phenomenal. A profound cinematic achievement on every level. Filmmaking at its finest. Chiwetel for Oscar. It's his.

eugenenovikov ‏@eugenenovikov 36s
12 YEARS A SLAVE (B) Set expectations to "straightforward." (But good.)

gregoryellwood ‏@HitFixGregory 8s
Powerful 12 years a slave appropriately brutal with a stunning turn by Chiwetel Ejifor which should earn him a best actor Oscar #Telluride

gregoryellwood ‏@HitFixGregory now
Michael Fassbender is the pure embodiment of slavery's evil in 12 Years A Slave. #Telluride

Alex Billington ‏@firstshowing now
There are scenes in 12 Years a Slave where just watching the face, the deep emotions and nuances of Chiwetel Ejiofor, will make you tear up.

Hollywood Elsewhere ‏@wellshwood 7s
Sad & ghastly as the story is, “12 Years A Slave “ is a humanist masterpiece & a slamdunk Best Picture contender right out of the gate.

Sasha Stone ‏@AwardsDaily 29s
Another powerful collaboration for McQueen and Fassbender. They make magic together. #Telluride

gregoryellwood ‏@HitFixGregory 4s
It's hard to think of any film that has so startlingly depicted the horrors of slavery as seen in 12 Years A Slave. #Telluride

Sasha Stone ‏@AwardsDaily 58s
Sustained applause for 12 Years and standing ovation.

Tomris Laffly ‏@TomiLaffly 4m
McQueen's camera fixates to brutal effect. 12 Years A Slave-harshest account of racism I've seen. Get ready USA-it'll hit in a big way. WOW!

Hollywood Elsewhere ‏@wellshwood 35s
Chiweitel Ejiofor is probably THE Best Actor contender to beat at this stage of the game. Who can beat him? Who could not vote for him?

Dan Zak ‏@MrDanZak 1m
12 YEARS A SLAVE = Masterful rendering of intolerable cruelty. Standing O for McQ, Ejiofor, Pitt, Fass & stunning Lupita Nyong'o. 

Travus White ‏@TravusWhite 1m
And apparently 12 Years A Slave is the first real horse in the Oscar race. Gravity screening well too. Can't. Wait.

7 comments:

Dionne said...

Yes, so happy for Chiwetel and the cast! Can't wait to see it for myself :)

Simone said...

I'm really impressed with the awesome tweet reviews. Tomorrow, we'll read more thorough reviews. But I want to steer clear of reading too much because I don't want spoilers.

Dionne said...

Oh yes, no spoilers. I've read the book but still I would like to be surprised as I heard the script was a bit different in some parts from the book. Also I will not get my hopes up as far as award talk goes just yet.

Hupsakeek said...

I think it's hard for me to stay away from the spoilers because in Holland it will play in december or so. But once again... a McQueen film is a film that stays with you. He is capable of bringing actors to a higher level.

Simone said...

Hupsakeek, if TYAS is playing in Amsterdam when I arrive in late December, perhaps we can see it together.

Vera said...

@Hupsakeek we will also get TYAS in December in Russia. And how are we going to survive these 3 more month of waiting???

I'm so much more excited after all these positive reactions. And I'm so glad that you will get it sooner in the US!!! waiting for a Fassbender/McQueen magic is the worst part. But it is always worth it!!!

Martha said...

Agreed Simone, I am drawn to any news about Michael. But I do worry about spoilers.