Movie Review : The Movie ' Down On The Heartstrings ' Essay

1042 Words Nov 13th, 2015 null Page
This movie pulled on the heartstrings. Similar to all the movies I have seen based on a book, the book is superior. The question remains how much did Hollywood invent, and what of the story happened. In this report I will take a summary of what the movie portrayed, and compare and contrast it to the historical accuracy of the information.
The movie follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man, who had a wife and two young children. In 1841, while Northup’s family had gone away, he met two men in Saratoga New York. These Men promised Northup they would pay him for playing violin in a circus show; they introduce themselves as Brown and Hamilton. They trick him into traveling to Washington, D.C.; where they sell him into slavery in the south. The truth of this portion of the movie is that, a man named Samuel Northup, existed who was born a free man, and had been given a respectable education. He married Anne Hampton a woman of mixed race. Northup a skilled carpenter who played violin, he and his wife had three children, unlike the two as in the movie. When his wife and kids were away, he meet two men who introduced themselves as Hamilton and Brown; these were later proved to be fictitious names. These men tricked him into traveling to Washington, D.C. with them. Northup doesn’t remember much of what happened once he arrived in Washington, D.C. and had dinner with the men. Northup became extremely ill and didn’t choose to believe he had been drugged. Northup writes,…

Related Documents