From the movie 12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley, based on a memoir by Solomon Northup. Plot summary: In the antebellum. url="" title="12yas_script_bk_cover_pages_final"]. 12 Years a Slave – undated, unspecified draft script by John Ridley In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance.
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Solomon is at the work area with Ford and Tibeats, explaining to them how they could transport the timber via the river at a lower cost.
End of June Slaves, Ford and Tibeats stand at the river bank beyond the work area.
Ford gifts a fiddle to Solomon as a thank you for his hard work. End of July At 12 years a slave script slave shack, the slaves eat in silence except for permanently depressed Eliza who weeps. He asks her to stop, shaking her. She too did dishonorable things to survive and still is in no better circumstances than if she had stood up for herself.
Ford does not like it. Tibeats gives Solomon an inspection with Ford present.
Ford has accumulated debts. Solomon will now be owned by Mr. End of January There is an argument.
Script Analysis: “12 Years a Slave” — Part 1: Scene By Scene Breakdown
Solomon watches Eliza — his last 12 years a slave script as a free man — being driven away as Mistress Ford and Rachel watch. Solomon is back at work. A less than sober and belligerent Tibeats approaches Solomon at mid-morning and negatively criticizes his work. When Solomon talks back to him, defending his work, Tibeats gets angry.
He fetches a whip and asks Solomon to strip his clothes. Solomon does not obey Tibeats order. He is alone, save for Rachel and Mistress Ford. She runs to fetch Chapin. When Tibeats grabs 12 years a slave script by the throat, Solomon fights back, in the end grabbing the whip himself and striking Tibeats.
Tibeats threatens him, but Solomon keeps on hitting him.
Chapin rides at the sight and asks what the problem is. Solomon explains that Tibeats wanted to whip him for using the nails Chapin had given him. Chapin warns Solomon not to run.
12 years a slave script Chapin disappears in the log kitchen with Rachel. Solomon is left alone. Chapin returns, but does not approach Solomon.
The men tie up Solomon and suspend him from a tree. Chapin, who was gone for a few moments, reappears with guns in both hands.
Ford holds a mortgage on Solomon and as overseer he cannot let them hang him.