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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Michael Kenneth Williams had an emotional breakdown while filming what eventually became a deleted scene in the movie, as he related on the The Arsenio Hall Show (2013). The stress of recreating such painful material caused him to collapse to the ground after a take, where he screamed and cried for ... ...
Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.
When "Platt" is explaining how to bring the logs down the river, the overseer scornfully asks him where he became an expert in engineering and "terraforming." This a word coined by science fiction author Jack Williamson in 1942, almost exactly 100 years after the scene takes place.
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