Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: 12 Angry Men (1957)

On this week's edition of "Oldie Goldies", I decided to look at the Sidney Lumet classic courtroom drama "12 Angry Men". The film is a fascinating look at what goes in a jury room. One of the things I really loved is that it addresses the issue of prejudice based on socio-economic, rather than racial factors. The film was nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Classic Quote
Juror #7: You a Yankee fan?
Juror #5: No, Baltimore.
Juror #7: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crow bar once a day.

Classic Scene
"The Knife Argument"

Classic Set
The Jury Room

Classic Character
Juror #8 (Henry Fonda)

Did you know?
The total time spent outside of the jury room is three minutes out of the full 96 minutes of the movie.

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