Comment on the specific film you saw. Be sure to comment on the overall impression you had of the film, including how you see it as an example of the its genre and time period. Miraculously scene silence after another replica of one of the 12 jurors. Rose recognizes this and illustrates the point through a speech given by the 2nd juror something of a meek figure who is always talking in ellipses and is demanded by the stage directions to look nervous and insecure. The 2008 tour did not include Wendt but featured another television personality, of and , as Juror No. You've a long and case, gentlemen, and it is now your duty to sit down to try and separate the from the fancy. Discussion: Twelve Angry Men is more about reasonable doubt than it is about guilt or innocence Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men shows the discussions of a jury in the 1950's, an environment plagued by the McCarthyist witch-hunts.
If the system is flawed because it relies on people, the system can still be reliable because it has these safeguards. This was first made as a 1954 by Reginald Rose for the anthology television series, and was aired as a live production on 20 September 1954. I think it is wrong to say that the main character played by Henry Fond went against the crowd — the crowd is crazy, evil, and does not control itself, and here we can see 12, though angry, but smart men. The papers will be graded based on such elements as evidence that you are reading and viewing the material the course content, references and comparisons to other films you have seen in or out of class and throughout your lifetime as a movie watcher , and especially to films you have previously written about; use of the film vocabulary introduced in class; clear presentation of your opinions; reasonable explanations and justifications to support those opinions; and college-level writing skills spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It is their very realization about the value of diversity that allows them to see how some of the evidence is defective.
The art of persuasion articulated in the jury showed that even the hard to crack opinions need to be persuaded and would change their views. Each of the men stood up and accused the main character in his actions, bringing some arguments, personal statement of facts showing hostility to the accused. We also see the inherent detachment the jurors have from their duty. And this is why the system needs to have a set of checks and balances. What did you like, and what did you dislike, about what you saw? Is a and, of course, a coward. The evidence is there but it's inconclusive, guilt cannot be proven.
He's the one who exposes prejudice and injustice, and the one who keeps in mind the mandate, to be honest, thoughtful, and rely on facts instead of fancy. The 12 Angry Men investigating causes for the system's imperfections Rose starts his portrayal of the system by making it clear it has flaws. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of. They admit no element of doubt. The one dissenting voice from the initial verdict presumed as guilty did change the overall verdict of the jury. Twelve Angry Men Film made Between 1940 to 1970 and the Filmmaker Did you like Ridley Scott as a? An architect of justice: the 8th juror And so we arrive at the 8th juror. Another, more subtle subject is about the enfranchisement of minority groups at the time which we see through the 11th juror, a man from Central Europe.
The reason the boy was found innocent was not that the prosecution failed to prove their case, it was that the defense failed to question the evidence, so the jury assumed that if they had questioned it then it would have been found inadequate. These are suggestions, but not a comprehensive list of possibilities. The 8th juror and the symbolism of democracy and social harmony When the jurors get released from their isolation and the emotional storm stops, both the jurors and the accused boy become freed by the way democracy brings in civilization and order. It was probably planned, and it is just the kind of realistic event that would happen in such circumstances. Army in 1942-46, where he became a first lieutenant.
The outcome is less important than the process. Not to mention, the film also includes an integrative negotiation through good negotiation techniques utilized by juror number 8. It was broadcast initially as a television play in 1954. Some of the actors do chew the scenery a bit at times, and the positioning of the liberals as the good guys dressed in white is rather simplistic, but 12 Angry Men will have you thinking and questioning your own beliefs long after it has finished. A man who recognizes for what he is and the days when it have been to be courageous without his many years. The mixture of symbolic devices used by Rose sustains the not guilty verdict achieved through reasonable doubt and the way that upholding the principle will exhibit personal biases and agendas that would otherwise get in the way of justice. The one dissenting voice from the initial verdict presumed as guilty did change the overall verdict of the jury.
The sound of rain is in the background, it scatters the tension. The Workshop soon moved to the then-closed Greens Farms Elementary School. It's not without irony that the juror number eight seems to be the one who sticks best to the number system. In this episode, the jury is presiding over the case of a man accused of stabbing another man attempting to make a bank deposit. This is how it works, - it is this diversity of experiences and viewpoints that allows for the 12 angry men, together, to arrive at a fair verdict. These statements should be numbered 1 through 4 , and they should be written as complete sentences or a short paragraph. A jury argues a case in a stuffy room on a hot summer's day.
Any name that is not listed in the credits that begin or end the film is a name you do not need to mention. Be sure to comment on the overall impression you had of the film, including how you see it as an example of the its genre and time period. I urge you to and thoughtfully. In the beginning, most jurors are persuaded of the boy's guilt. I was writing one-hour dramas for Studio One then, and I thought, wow, what a setting for a drama. But as things move on, doubt finds its way into the juror's minds as the evidence is given the attention it deserves. Through that juror's opposition, Rose shows us how deeply their preconceived notions dominate the other jurors.
Bell on Mar 26th 2018 The actors are very engaging. As much as he insists on keeping to the evidence, his colleagues persist in deciding on their own personal attitudes and biases. A man who believes evidence should be discussed before any conclusions reached. Another, more subtle subject is about the enfranchisement of minority groups at the time which we see through the 11th juror, a man from Central Europe. This is how it works, - it is this diversity of experiences and viewpoints that allows for the 12 angry men, together, to arrive at a fair verdict. They admit no element of doubt.