A newer "50th Anniversary Edition" of the film, which includes a 16x9-enhanced video transfer, was released on DVD in March
Can he break through the prejudices of the other 11 to force them to take a fresh look at the evidence? Just sit back and lap up a dozen terrific character actors - Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.
On paper this courtroom drama had little to get excited about - a one room setting, a dozen old-timers spouting off, a first-time director, a non-event. But on film, 12 Angry Men is transformed into a superlative brew of acting prowess and dynamite direction, and could stand as a screenwriting masterclass in the development of character and plot without resorting to the big stunts, grandiose locations or special effects.
As his insidious ability to look at evidence from an alternative, revealing angle gradually begins to swing jurors to his side, it becomes evident that strident opinions have been obscured by a miasma of prejudices and neuroses.
Far-fetchedness aside, not a bum note can be detected. No action, no effects, no wizzy camerawork, just powerful dialogue, finely etched characters and a beautifully worked plot.
Startlingly moving and powerful for a one-room, wordy dramaParents need to know that 12 Angry Men is a gripping drama that makes much out of a simple situation (the ordinary deliberations of a jury) and setting (the room where they have been sequestered).
Jurors smoke cigarettes throughout the movie. Biased jurors state as a "fact" that minorities drink too much alcohol. Dec 06, · 12 angry men act i - a random act of education. Sep 29, · In form, "12 Angry Men" is a courtroom drama.
In purpose, it's a crash course in those passages of the Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. It has a kind of stark simplicity: Apart from a brief setup and a briefer epilogue, the entire film takes place 4/4.
Nov 12, · Twelve Angry Men, Garrick Theatre, review.
|"12 Angry Men" -- A Personal Review||Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley, and especially Henry Fonda, who co-produced for the first and last timethe play, in its several stage adaptations this one by Sherman Sergel has proved a theatrical warhorse. Vance, Ossie Davis, George C.|
Twelve Angry Men, initially written for television, but later adapted for the stage and made into a successful film, directed by 4/5.
Joan MarcusThe Roundabout Theatre's touring version of "Twelve Angry Men" is now playing at Keller Auditorium It's easy to see why Reginald Rose's taut trial drama "Twelve Angry Men" can still. Twelve Angry Men is a teleplay by Reginald Rose for the Studio One anthology American television series.
Initially staged as a CBS live production on September 20, , the drama was later rewritten for the stage in under the same title and again for a feature film, 12 Angry Men ().