An angry Juror 3 shouts that they are losing their chance to "burn" the boy. Lumet stated that his intention in using these techniques with cinematographer Boris Kaufman was to create a nearly palpable claustrophobia.
Weiler of The New York Times wrote, "It makes for taut, absorbing, and compelling drama that reaches far beyond the close confines of its jury room setting. He is the seventh to vote "not guilty". The main antagonist and most passionate advocate of a guilty verdict throughout the film, due to having a poor relationship with his own son.
A meek and unpretentious bank worker who is at first dominated by others, but as the climax builds, so does his courage. Juror 3 gives a long and increasingly tortured string of arguments, building on earlier remarks that his relationship with his own son is deeply strained, which is ultimately why he wants the boy to be guilty.
He is the ninth to vote "not guilty", never giving the reason for changing his vote; played by Martin Balsam. A garage owner; a pushy and loud-mouthed bigot. He is the only juror to change his vote more than once during deliberations, initially voting "guilty", and changing three times.
Juror 4, who also believes the boy is guilty, commands Juror 10 to sit down and not speak again. He mentions that he has three children. A wisecracking, indecisive advertising executive.
The experiment proves the possibility but Juror 5 then steps up and demonstrates the correct way to hold and use a switchblade; revealing that anyone skilled with a switchblade, as the boy would be, would always stab underhanded at an upwards angle against an opponent who was taller than them, as the grip of stabbing downwards would be too awkward and the act of changing hands too time consuming.
Fonda later stated that he would never again produce a film. Jurors 12 and 1 then change their votes, leaving only three dissenters: A businessman and distraught father, opinionated, disrespectful and stubborn with a temper.
At the beginning of the film, the cameras are positioned above eye level and mounted with wide-angle lensesto give the appearance of greater depth between subjects, but as the film progresses the focal length of the lenses is gradually increased.
In a preliminary vote, all jurors vote "guilty" except Juror 8, who argues that the boy deserves some deliberation. Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists, and that he therefore cannot vote "guilty", but concedes that he has merely hung the jury. A house painter, tough, but principled and respectful.
Sidney Lumetwhose prior directorial credits included dramas for television productions such as The Alcoa Hour and Studio Onewas recruited by Henry Fonda and Rose to direct.
Juror 11 also changes his vote, believing the boy would not likely have tried to retrieve the murder weapon from the scene if it had been cleaned of fingerprints.In '12 Angry Men' by Reginald Rose, twelve jurors of various backgrounds must come together to determine whether or not a teenage boy is guilty of.
12 Angry Men study guide contains a biography of Reginald Rose, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Bringing the big screen to life with description and analysis of Juror #7 (Jack Warden) in 12 Angry Men. Tarrant County Jury Services shows highlights from "12 Angry Men" to impress on you how important it is.
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Jul 29, · Watch video · With further analysis the understanding of a situation becomes more concrete enabling the men to make a solid decision that affects a young man's life. 12 Angry Men is a classic film that should not be missed/10(K).
Tarrant County Jury Services shows highlights from "12 Angry Men" to impress on you how important it is. However I have already watched this movie several times. Even thought I know the outcome it is interesting to speculate as to what the message each juror is trying to express.5/5(1).Download