Twelve Agreement Movie

The film unfolds as a manual for directors interested in the impact of lens selection on the mood. By gradually lowering his camera, Lumet illustrates another principle of composition: a higher camera tends to dominate, a lower camera tends to be dominated. At the beginning of the film, we look at the characters downwards, and the angle indicates that they can be understood and managed. Ultimately, they stand above us and we feel overwhelmed by the strength of their passion. Lumet uses close-ups rarely but effectively: in particular, a man – juror #9 (Joseph Sweeney, the oldest man on the jury) – is often visible in full frame because he has a way to cut on the crucial point and tell the obvious after escaping others. There have been a number of adjustments. A German television production The Twelve Jurors of 1963 was directed by Günter Gräwert, and a 1973 Spanish production, Doce hombres sin piedad, was shot 22 years before Spain`s jury trials for television, while a tribute by Kōki Mitani, Juninin no Yasashii Nihonjin (“12 Sweet Japanese”), a Japan postulated with a jury system and shows a group of Japanese, who take care of their responsibility in the face of Japanese cultural norms. An episode of 1986`s Murder, She Written titled “Trial by Error” is a tribute to 12 Angry Men. The main twists and turns are initially 10 jurors who initially voted “not guilty” in self-defense, Jessica votes “uncertain” and another juror votes “guilty”. Jessica and other jurors remember the evidence as more and more jurors change their “not guilty in self-defense” and will realize what really happened on the night of the murder. The 1987 Hindi-language Indian film Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (“a pending decision”) and also in Kannada as Dashamukha (“ten faces”), are the remakes of the film, with an almost identical plot. Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov also shot an adaptation in 2007, 12, in which a Chechen teenager is tried in Moscow. A 2015 Chinese adaptation, 12 Citizens, follows the plot of the original 1957 American film and contains characters that reflect contemporary Beijing society, including a taxi driver, a security guard, a businessman, a police officer, a pensioner persecuted in a 1950s political movement and others.

[28] The detective-drama television series Veronica Mars, which, like the film, deals with class issues, showed an episode titled “One Angry Veronica,” in which the main character is selected for the jury. The episode flips the film`s format and shows a holdout that convinces the jury to convict the privileged defendants of assaulting a less fortunate victim, when their lawyers had initially convinced 11 jury members of a not guilty verdict…