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12 Years a Slave” has been named the best book-to-screen adaptation of 2013 at the USC Libraries Scripter Awards, giving the late Solomon Northup a Hollywood award more than 150 years after he wrote the chronicle of the dozen years he spent in slavery in the 1840s. The Scripter Award goes both to the writer of the script and to the author of the original work that was adapted, making Northup and screenwriter John Ridley co-winners of the award. “Of all the things I’ve been through with this movie over the past few months, this one might mean the most, because »


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