Along those same lines, Lumet and editor Carl Lerner used editing techniques to increase the tension. Somebody started yelling, "Drag her over this tree. Also, Eckford rode a public bus alone to the segregated school. He tried to comfort her and told her, "don't let them see you cry.
The crowd let out a roar of rage. Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times declared it a "tour de force in movie making,"  The Monthly Film Bulletin deemed it "a compelling and outstandingly well handled drama,"  and John McCarten of The New Yorker called it "a fairly substantial addition to the celluloid landscape.
The film opened at the seat Capitol Theatre and only filled the first few rows, causing United Artists to panic and pull it. Joseph Sweeney Oldest man in group, white-haired, thin, retiring and resigned to death but has a resurgence of life during deliberations; soft-spoken but perceptive, fair-minded; named McCardle  Juror Look up the concept of "due process" and write a formal essay in which you evaluate the film in terms of its adherence to the principle of "fundamental fairness.
As the jury leaves the box and retires to the jury room to deliberate, the camera presents a side-view and then a lingering, silent closeup of the innocent-faced, frightened, despondent slum boy defendant with round, sad brown eyes.
About 20 directors have since been Oscar-nominated for their debuts. Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists, and that he therefore cannot vote "guilty", but concedes that he has merely hung the jury.
Edward Binns A typical "working man," dull-witted, experiences difficulty in making up his own mind, a follower; probably a manual laborer or painter; respectful of older juror and willing to back up his words with fists  Juror 7: Alternatively, the slow-boiling film could also be viewed as commentary on McCarthyism, Fascism, or Communism threatening forces in the 50s.
Juror 4 doubts the boy's alibi of being at the movies, because he could not recall it in much detail.
For example, in the governor of Illinois issued a moratorium on death sentences in his state because more than 13 people who had been convicted and sentenced to death were later found to be innocent and at least one innocent man had been executed.
At the end of the film, he reveals to Juror 9 that his name is Davis, one of only two jurors to reveal his name; played by Henry Fonda. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. In that way, toward the end, the ceiling began to appear.
An angry mob of about surrounded the school that day, with the complicity of the National Guard. Jurors 3 and 10 were so prejudiced that their attitudes would have quickly eliminated them from being selected during jury review. A Baltimore Orioles fan, he is the third to vote "not guilty"; played by Jack Klugman.
The dissenting juror may have suspected that the young man actually did kill his father. He is the only juror to change his vote more than once during deliberations, initially voting "guilty", and changing three times. Juror 9, seeing Juror 4 rub his nose which is being irritated by his glassesrealizes that the woman who allegedly saw the murder had impressions in the sides of her nose, indicating that she wore glasses, but did not wear them in court out of vanity.
Lumet stated that his intention in using these techniques with cinematographer Boris Kaufman was to create a nearly palpable claustrophobia. Juror 11 also changes his vote, believing the boy would not likely have tried to retrieve the murder weapon from the scene if it had been cleaned of fingerprints.
Increasingly impatient, Juror 7 changes his vote to hasten the deliberation, which earns him the ire of other jurors especially 11 for voting frivolously; after being pressed by Juror 11, Juror 7 insists, unconvincingly, that he actually thinks the boy is not guilty.
It aired—live—on September 20, But it's been remade more frequently in other countries, including GermanyNorwayIndiaJapanRussiaFranceand China Juror 3 gives a long and increasingly tortured string of arguments, building on earlier remarks that his relationship with his own son is deeply strained, which is ultimately why he wants the boy to be guilty.
A reporter, Benjamin Finehaving in mind his own year-old daughter, sat down next to Eckford. A garage owner; a pushy and loud-mouthed bigot.
A wisecracking, indecisive advertising executive. Juror 8 accuses him of being a sadist. Throughout the film it appears that he cares little about the arguments being made; his greatest concern is get to a verdict in time to make it to the evening baseball game; played by Jack Warden.
April 13, YouTube Sidney Lumet directed more than 40 films in his half-century career, many of them dealing with issues of social justice and fairness.
Eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only Juror No. Living in Kentucky prior to the Civil War, Amantha Starr is a privileged young woman. Her widower father, a wealthy plantation owner, dotes on her and he sends her to the best schools.
Enjoy exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV janettravellmd.come Amazon Devices · Shop Our Huge Selection · Shop Best Sellers · Read Ratings & Reviews. 12 Angry Men is a American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and values.
Moved Permanently. Redirecting to /m/_angry_men. 12 Angry Men (), or Twelve Angry Men (), is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors (all male, mostly middle-aged, white, and generally of middle-class status) who are uncomfortably brought together to deliberate after hearing the 'facts' in.
Elizabeth Eckford, age 15, pursued by a mob, with Hazel Bryan Massery directly behind, at Little Rock Central High School on the first day of the school year, September 4,12 angry men movie of 1957