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‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 5, 2014


Filed under Movies

By John Horn Los Angeles Times (MCT) The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12 Years a Slave” had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many “12 Years a Sla...

From Page to Screen and Back Again

From Page to Screen and Back Again

February 25, 2014


Filed under Books

By James Barragan Los Angeles Times (MCT) The memoir “12 Years a Slave” was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Now Solomon Northup’s personal narrative is a bestseller — 161 years after it first came out — through a tie-in to...

‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

February 24, 2014


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — With the Academy Awards less than a week away, “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Gravity” and “Frozen” picked up more industry honors at costume design and sound mixing award presentations over the weekend. At the 16th ...

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