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12 Years a Slave is a 2013 historical drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative of the same name.

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What was in the letter to Epp's wife?

Midway through the movie "12 Years A Slave", Epp's wife asks Solomon to deliver a letter to the grocery store and made certain that Solomon could not read, leading the audience to believe the letter ...
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What was Mr Bass afraid of?

In 12 Years a Slave it's the conversation with Brad Pitt's character Mr Bass which eventually leads to Solomon's release. During the talk Bass says that he's afraid for both Solomon and himself? Why ...
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What was Ford's Debt?

In 12 Years a Slave there are a couple of references to Master Ford's debt but it's very vague. Is it as simple as he owes money to someone? If that's the case then wouldn't Solomon (who's already ...
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Why did the overseer leave Solomon to hang?

In 12 Years a Slave, While Tibeats (Paul Dano), with two other men, tries to hang Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as revenge and the overseer of the plantation comes and scares them away, why didn't he ...
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How did they film Patsey being whipped?

A Sequence in 12 Years A Slave shows Patsey, a plantation worker, being tied to a pole and whipped. The shot is horrifying, and shows her flesh being torn and rendered open by the whip as it makes ...
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Was Solomon Northup poisoned?

In 12 Years a slave, Solomon Northup is rendered unconscious before he is abducted. He is seen drinking wine with his meal beforehand, and his captors are insistent he drinks more & more & ...