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.