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With the eager anticipation for Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, based on the autobiographical novel by Solomon Northup, and even the upcoming reissue his book, 12 Years a Slave, which Courtney reported about Here, I thought it would be a good idea to bring back a piece I wrote in the summer of 2011 for S & A, about the first film version of Northup's book. I'm referring to the 1984 TV movie, Solomon Northup's Odyssey, starring Avery Brooks (Spencer for Hire, A Man Called Hawk, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) in the role of Northrup, the last film to be directed by the legendary film director/ photographer/composer and all around renaissance man, Gordon Parks, who passed away in 2006. It was made for PBS for their 1980's film series American Playhouse, which were feature length film versions of important literary works. Another terrific film in the sries that has been forgotten, »


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