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--> '''Korey Coleman:''' Alright, so y'all listen to that gospel music right there and hearing that soundtrack and y'all thinking "Oh this going to be inspirational. This going to be like ''Film/{{Selma}}'' or something, you think you going to come out of there feeling like uplifted and everything". '''''[[BigNo NO!]]''' HELL NO!'' Fuck that! Like my man Twinkie said it in ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!
--> '''Twink:''' Once you see that shit, it'll fuck you up for life!

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--> '''Korey -->'''Korey Coleman:''' Alright, so y'all listen to that gospel music right there and hearing that soundtrack and y'all thinking "Oh this going to be inspirational. This going to be like ''Film/{{Selma}}'' or something, you think you going to come out of there feeling like uplifted and everything". '''''[[BigNo NO!]]''' HELL NO!'' Fuck that! Like my man Twinkie said it in ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!
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''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!\\
'''Twink:''' Once you see that shit, it'll fuck you up for life!



* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve "I've reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."



* TakeThat: See SimilarlyNamedWorks.

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* TakeThat: See SimilarlyNamedWorks.The title is one to the [[invoked]]{{Similarly Named Work|s}} ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.


The independently-produced film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to highly positive reviews, and was bought for distribution by [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox Searchlight]] for a record-breaking $17.5 Million. The film also stars Creator/ArmieHammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earl Haley.

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The independently-produced film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to highly positive reviews, and was bought for distribution by [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox Searchlight]] for a record-breaking $17.5 Million. The film also stars Creator/ArmieHammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earl Haley.
Creator/JackieEarleHaley.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real Nat Turner and his followers killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film, except for a quote to 1 Samuel 15:3: "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass".

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real Nat Turner and his followers killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film, except for film. It is only alluded to in a quote to 1 Samuel 15:3: 15:3 which Nat reads after the death of his grandmother: "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass".


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*TheLancer: Hark to Nat Parker.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real Nat Turner and his followers killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The real Nat Turner and his followers killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film.film, except for a quote to 1 Samuel 15:3: "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass".

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**There's also the rape of Esther, one of Samuel Turner's slaves, whom Samuel gives over to his friend Joseph Randall


** In the film Nat Turner's wife is raped to give motivation for Turner's rebellion. This never happened.

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** In the film film, the rape of Nat Turner's wife is raped to give motivation one of the motivations for Turner's his rebellion. This never happened.There is no record of this ever happening.


** In addition the film's FaceDeathWithDignity moment in which he willingly surrenders differs from reality where the real Nat Turner fled to the woods and was discovered later.

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** In addition addition, the film's FaceDeathWithDignity moment in which he willingly surrenders differs from reality where the real Nat Turner fled to the woods and was discovered later.

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** In addition the film's FaceDeathWithDignity moment in which he willingly surrenders differs from reality where the real Nat Turner fled to the woods and was discovered later.


* NeverTrustATrailer: From ''Website/DoubleToasted'':

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* NeverTrustATrailer: From ''Website/DoubleToasted'':''WebOriginal/DoubleToasted'':


* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked|Tropes}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked|Tropes}} {{Invoked}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."


'''The Birth of a Nation''' is a 2016 historical drama written, directed by, and starring Nate Parker.

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'''The ''The Birth of a Nation''' Nation'' is a 2016 historical drama written, directed by, and starring Nate Parker.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Nat is shown growing up alongside Samuel Turner, who eventually becomes his owner. When the rebellion breaks out, Nat kills Samuel. The real Nat Turner was [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/10/14/the_birth_of_a_nation_historical_accuracy_what_s_fact_and_what_s_fiction.html sold several times]] in his lifetime, and at the time of the rebellion, his owner was a man named Joseph Travis. Furthermore, it wasn't Nat who killed Travis but one of his followers.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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Nat is shown growing up alongside Samuel Turner, who eventually becomes his owner. When the rebellion breaks out, Nat kills Samuel. The real Nat Turner was [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/10/14/the_birth_of_a_nation_historical_accuracy_what_s_fact_and_what_s_fiction.html sold several times]] in his lifetime, and at the time of the rebellion, his owner was a man named Joseph Travis. Furthermore, it wasn't Nat who killed Travis but one of his followers.



* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: More of an act of reclamation, really, but it's no accident that this movie about a slave rebellion has the same title as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 one of the most racist movies ever made]]. Nat Turner was also much more of a religious fanatic historically, this is also downplayed.

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: More of an act of reclamation, really, but it's no accident that this movie about a slave rebellion has the same title as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 one of the most racist movies ever made]]. Nat Turner was also much more of a religious fanatic historically, this is also downplayed.



* NeverTrustATrailer: From Website/DoubleToasted
--> '''Korey Coleman''': Alright, so y'all listen to that gospel music right there and hearing that soundtrack and y'all thinking "Oh this going to be inspirational. This going to be like ''Film/{{Selma}}'' or something, you think you going to come out of there feeling like uplifted and everything". '''''[[BigNo NO!]]''' HELL NO!'' Fuck that! Like my man Twinkie said it in ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!
--> '''Twink''': Once you see that shit, it'll fuck you up for life!

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* NeverTrustATrailer: From Website/DoubleToasted
''Website/DoubleToasted'':
--> '''Korey Coleman''': Coleman:''' Alright, so y'all listen to that gospel music right there and hearing that soundtrack and y'all thinking "Oh this going to be inspirational. This going to be like ''Film/{{Selma}}'' or something, you think you going to come out of there feeling like uplifted and everything". '''''[[BigNo NO!]]''' HELL NO!'' Fuck that! Like my man Twinkie said it in ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!
--> '''Twink''': '''Twink:''' Once you see that shit, it'll fuck you up for life!



* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Tropes}} as a TakeThat to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915''. In [[http://filmmakermagazine.com/97103-five-questions-with-the-birth-of-a-nation-director-nate-parker/#.V-UnVBCEDIU an interview]] with ''Filmmaker'' magazine, Parker said that "Iíve reclaimed this title and re-purposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America."

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* NeverTrustATrailer: From Website/DoubleToasted
--> '''Korey Coleman''': Alright, so y'all listen to that gospel music right there and hearing that soundtrack and y'all thinking "Oh this going to be inspirational. This going to be like ''Film/{{Selma}}'' or something, you think you going to come out of there feeling like uplifted and everything". '''''[[BigNo NO!]]''' HELL NO!'' Fuck that! Like my man Twinkie said it in ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''!
--> '''Twink''': Once you see that shit, it'll fuck you up for life!


* DownerEnding: The slave owners and the military crush the revolt, and numerous blacks are lynched or executed afterwards, including Nat himself.

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* DownerEnding: The slave owners BlackAndWhiteMorality: Excusing the obvious pun, the film is certainly not morally complex in regards to Nat's actions and the military crush the revolt, and numerous blacks are lynched everyone is either strictly good or executed afterwards, including Nat himself.bad, with Samuel being more complicated than others.


* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Followers of the real Nat Turner killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Followers of the The real Nat Turner and his followers killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film.


**In the film Nat Turner's wife is raped to give motivation for Turner's rebellion. This never happened.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Followers of the real Nat Turner killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film, though it is implied to happen since the Bible quote that preceded the killings cautions "Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys."
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: More of an act of reclamation, really, but it's no accident that this movie about a slave rebellion has the same title as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 one of the most racist movies ever made]].

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Followers of the real Nat Turner killed children, including an infant in its crib. This is not shown in the film, though it is implied to happen since the Bible quote that preceded the killings cautions "Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys."
film.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: More of an act of reclamation, really, but it's no accident that this movie about a slave rebellion has the same title as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 one of the most racist movies ever made]]. Nat Turner was also much more of a religious fanatic historically, this is also downplayed.



* RapeAsDrama: An ahistorical rape scene is added to give further motivation to Turner. In fact, several rapes are implied to happen over the course of the film including that of a young black girl sleeping in a slave owner's bed. These all stand in for the very real and commonplace sexual abuse that enslaved women endured. They also help to illustrate the lack of control that every slave had over their own lives and bodies since refusal to comply with the master's or any white person's orders could mean death.
* RapeDiscretionShot: As cited above, several rapes occur, but none are shown--the camera pans away as three men surround the terrified Cherry.

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* RapeAsDrama: An ahistorical rape scene Nat Turner's wife is added to give further motivation to Turner. In fact, several rapes are implied to happen over the course of raped as a way for the film including that of a young black girl sleeping in a slave owner's bed. These all stand in for to spur the very real and commonplace sexual abuse that enslaved women endured. They also help to illustrate the lack of control that every slave had over their own lives and bodies since refusal to comply with the master's or any white person's orders could mean death.
rebellion. Historically, this never happened.
* RapeDiscretionShot: As cited above, several Several rapes occur, but none are shown--the camera pans away as three men surround the terrified Cherry.

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