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I may be wrong. At the outset of the film, we are given important cues that will impact the rest of what we see. Whatever the reasons are, each one involves a different set of muscles, or rather the same muscle, like an awl biting into wood—going deeper and deeper around the same area—each time one level deeper. When I see this happening, I ask them not to come anymore. In addition, places where the actors come to rest are marked with tape, a different color of tape used for each actor. How many days do you rehearse usually? Courtrooms are places of human conflict where disputes are settled without resorting to shootouts or vendettas. Most courtroom movies feel it necessary to end with a clear-cut verdict. Without fancy stagecraft, 12 Angry Men portrays the American jury system as tragic opera. Thrown from four corners, it forms an X of wet sand — darker, like overturned earth — and Stevens is immobile in the middle of it. That's not to say that it would be impossible to render a guilty verdict. Clearly, this was a must in 12 Angry Men. Arthur J.

But when you look at the first pictures Billy Wilder worked on when he came to Hollywood, or Joe Mankiewicz or Herman Mankiewicz for that matter, you see this steady move up as they either learned their craft, or, if they knew their craft before they came, got the opportunities over a period of time.

Murrow exposed Senator Joseph McCarthy as a hatemongering red-baiter.

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The only person he can not deal with is juror 7 because of his indifferent behaviour. It is about whether the jury has a reasonable doubt about his guilt. As the picture unfolded, I wanted the room to seem smaller and smaller.

Then, with stand-ins watching carefully, we go through the shot again, only this time for camera.

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And the movie is shot completely in black and white. And let me tell you, they don't need any real big reason to kill someone, either Nowhere was this claustrophobic point of view put to better use than in 12 Angry Men, where the transition from television screen to the big screen was quite seamless. One of my favorite choices in the film is the way it ends - with a quaint, human interaction on the courthouse steps. No gun goes off, and no one gets killed—the murder has already happened. Why this creative obsession with the law? I do not want to spoil the film, though I'm not sure it really counts as a spoiler for a film that was released in We had no money to make 12 Angry Men. Commentary by Film Historian Drew Casper.

Furthermore, the question if a jury is capable of reaching a fair and legally correct verdict will be discussed and being looked at from different perspectives. He is also willing to look at both sides of the coin.

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