Why to Watch - 12 Angry Men

Here’s the deal, director Sidney Lumet may not be a household name nowadays but he was on top of the world once upon a time. He’s a master of his craft, and if you’ve already seen this movie, I say watch it again but pay close attention to the subtle camera movements and how they influence the story and your connection. The dude was brilliant.



12 Angry Men (1957) Crime, Drama | 96min | April 10, 1957 (United States) 9.0
Director: Sidney LumetWriter: Reginald RoseStars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin BalsamSummary: The defense and the prosecution have rested, and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, AND each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. —pjk <PETESID@VNET.IBM.COM>


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