Old Film Twelve Angry Men

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I watched the film, “Twelve Angry Men”

It is a classic.

We frequently tape movies on Turner Classic Movies or our local PBS to watch together at a later date. Everything about the film is impressive and perhaps more relevant today

The writer, Reginald Rose, used a single setting, little action, and mostly dialogue to explore social issues; prejudice, segregation, and injustice.

Wikipedia states it nicely. “12 Angry Men explores many techniques of consensus-building and the difficulties encountered in the process among this group of men whose range of personalities adds to the intensity and conflict. It also explores the power one person has to elicit change. The jury members are identified only by number; no names are revealed until an exchange of dialogue at the very end. The film forces the characters and audience to evaluate their own self-image through observing the personality, experiences, and actions of the jurors.”  

The gentlemen of the jury, many dressed in tie and jacket, appear civil  . . . But tempers flare when Henry Fonda suggests things may not be what they appear.

It is a great movie.

. . . just saying

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7 thoughts on “Old Film Twelve Angry Men

  1. During my teaching days, the play was one of my favorite literary pieces to share with my students. I always followed up our reading with a viewing of the film. Both elicited in-depth discussions on the social issues you referenced.

    Thanks for sparking a wonderful memory of mine!

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  2. This movie was discussed in one of my management courses when I was in college. I am 62. 🙂 The professor said she saw something new each time she watched the movie. It is also my son’s favorite movie. It is a true classic!

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  3. My husband and I saw this again as well. We liked it AGAIN and thought they should bring it back to senior high school and colleges.
    The content is very appropriate for the time but it is also forgettable as it was before.??? Too bad as there is so much pain out there today???

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