Studio One - Twelve Angry Men
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Technically, the program isn't perfect. At times the camera can't keep up with the action. A good example is the twin switchblade sequence. We miss the first knife being jabbed into the juryroom table; the camera dollies to get a clear shot as Bob Cummings drops the second blade beside it. We see only his arm movement, then a pan down to reveal both knives standing in place.
Pacing is also hurried compared to the 1957 feature film, which has an extra hour to explore the case and jurors. For a live braodcast however, this is quite impressive, flaws and all.
"12 Angry Men" is a still relevant study of what is potentially the weakest link in the American justice system: the jury. Although charged by a judge to retire for deliberations with an open mind, as this broadcast shows, most enter that jury room already decided on a defendant's guilt or innocence. As we see here, an individual's background, history and prejudices often hinder the ability to consider any evidence but those pieces supporting his own preconceived conclusions.
Thus, once the door is locked behind them, eleven men on this "unbiased" panel immediately declare a young minority defendant guilty of murdering his father. One lone juror holds out, believing that some discussion is necessary before sending a man to his death.Read more ›
Henry Fonda's version.
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I ordered the wrong one. This is the original, I wantwd the one with Henry Fonda so I ended up buying that one as well :/Published 13 months ago by D. Plummer
My disc seems to have a defect. No matter which computer I play it on, I am unable to switch off the subtitles.Published on October 22, 2013 by Habib Abudu
The video was a great opportunity to analyze (group dynamics) for a graduate course; it was ordered and promtly delivered!Published on April 29, 2010 by Nancy L. Holder