12 Years a Slave

Corrected entry: When Platt is seen standing on a raft and paddling down the river, there is a thick layer of green algae on top of the water. When it cuts to the overheard shot, the water appears clear. Then, when it cuts back to the shot before, the algae appears again.

Elizabeth Mehling

Correction: The three shots are Platt leaving to test his shortcut with log raft, the overhead shot is somewhere along the way, and the final shot is arriving at the destination and thus proving the labor saved with the shortcut. Not all of the swamp needs to be algae covered just because the launch and landing areas are.

Greg B

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