Everyone loves a little kid full of hope and belief. Yeah, I didn't like him because he was full of hope and belief. I liked him because he fought for those things. Gilmore and starring cast member Andrew J.
If you only ever see one Black and White movie, make this it. This film blew me away however; how ignorant can I be about old films?
What strikes me most about this film is how progressive it is for its day. Indeed the issues this film makes about American society of the s, still ring true for western society today. This film concerns twelve jurors debating the sentence of an 18 year old Puerto Rican boy who on the face of it, has no real alibi.
However one man, played brilliantly by Henry Fonda, is ill-at ease putting a young boy to death without even debating his case, much to the despair of the other jurors.
What especially struck me about this film is how ordinary most of the characters are, none of the jurors are shown to be especially bad men, indeed most are portrayed as honest everyman type people.
The use of ordinary characters is the films master-stroke because as one by one they begin to question their initial instincts, the flaws of society that have let this Puerto Rican boy down are presented to the audience. Tragically it appears that many of the issues that were beginning to be discussed in the s have only got worse.
For me there is one immortal comment in this film: How ironic is it that some grumpy old men of today who may not even of have been born when this films was made, still say exactly the same thing?
Finally a quick look at the cast shows that Fonda aside many of the cast were only moderately successful after this film. I urge you all, if you have not yet seen this film, please do so now. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
The over-used term "classic movie" really comes into its own here!
Even had it BEEN as good - so what? There could be few, if ANY film-goers reading this who are unaware of the plotline and in any event many others have re-hashed this for you.
The brilliance of the film is evident in so many aspects. Marshall, Jack Warden etc etc amongst them! Their very "ordinariness" is where the film succeeded.
Everyone can identify with at least ONE of those characters. Whether or not he may WANT to is a different matter. Welcome to society folks! I dislike society in the main - doubtless a reason I found this film to be such a revelation. Lumet, working within a minimal budget here, delivers unstinting brilliance in both direction, character portrayal and script interpretation.
He had of course superb acting talent at his disposal although some of the most memorable performances are from the lesser players. I think however he was to a great degree playing himself here, not to an audience.12 Angry Men is a American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
was recruited by Henry Fonda and Rose to direct. 12 Angry Men was Lumet's first feature film, and the only producing credit for Fonda and Rose. Fonda later stated that he would never again produce a film. Henry Daniel Mills, also known as Young Man, the Truest Believer and the Author, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time.
He débuts in the first episode of the first season and is portrayed by special guest star Jared S. Gilmore and starring cast member Andrew J. West. He is the main reality.
View Homework Help - Class 6 Homework from BUSINESS at Columbia University. 12 ANGRY MEN 1. How does Juror Eight [Henry Fonda] do to influence the group?
Apr 30, · England in the s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to . Although the plot of the film is excellent and it is fascinating to see what little things can influence which way a verdict goes, where this film really succeeds is in presenting the characters of the 12 jurors.
Several of the stars of '12 Angry Men' became household names. Henry Fonda continued his distinguished career until his death in. Free Essay: Analysis of Conformity and Group Influence in Twelve Angry Men Introduction The film “Twelve Angry Men” directed by Sidney Lumet illustrates many.