An angry Juror 3 shouts that they are losing their chance to "burn" the boy. He claimed that "the diversity of the City, its many ethnic neighborhoods, its art and its crime, its sophistication and its corruption, its beauty and its ugliness, all feed into what inspires him.
Increasingly impatient, Juror 7 changes his vote to hasten the deliberation, which earns him the ire of other jurors especially 11 for voting frivolously; after being pressed by Juror 11, Juror 7 insists, unconvincingly, that he actually thinks the boy is not guilty.
Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times declared it a "tour de force in movie making,"  The Monthly Film Bulletin deemed it "a compelling and outstandingly well handled drama,"  and John McCarten of The New Yorker called it "a fairly substantial addition to the celluloid landscape.
NEXT Lights, camera, action! And that someone is the kid on trial. You color it, shape it, polish it as best you can. Jurors 3 and 8 then conduct an experiment to see whether a shorter person could stab downwards on a taller person.
It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing. There can easily be that many setups in a movie. Juror 5 Jack Klugmanlike the defendant a product of "the streets," hopes that his guilty vote will distance himself from his past.
He channeled that New York skeezy vitality with such natural force that it was easy to overlook what was truly involved in the achievement. He is the only juror to change his vote more than once during deliberations, initially voting "guilty", and changing three times.
Whistleblower Frank Serpicofor example, is the quintessential Lumet hero, whom he described as a "rebel with a cause.
The ballot is held and a new "not guilty" vote appears. A leading example of such "Method" actors would be Al Pacino, who, early in his career, studied under Method acting guru Lee Strasberg. 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.
He is the fourth to vote "not guilty"; played by George Voskovec. As a result, Lumet became renowned among both actors and cinematographers for his openness to sharing creative ideas with the writer, actor, and other artists. He is the tenth to vote "not guilty"; played by Ed Begley.
However, Juror 9 reveals it was he that changed his vote, agreeing there should be some discussion. In it, Steiger played a Holocaust survivor whose spirit had been broken and lives day-to-day as a pawn shop manager in Harlem.
He is the seventh to vote "not guilty". Lumet excelled at putting drama on the screen. According to acting author Ian Bernard, he felt that it gives actors the "entire arc of the role," which gives them the freedom to find that "magical accident.
As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man.
Amy, who was married to P. Juror 10 then vents a torrent of condemnation of slum-born people, claiming they are no better than animals who kill for fun. He had passion for what he did and he "came to work" with all barrels burning. They felt unconstrained as filmmakers and their art became "filtered through their Jewish consciousness," notes film historian David Desser.
They felt unconstrained as filmmakers and their art became "filtered through their Jewish consciousness," notes film historian David Desser. For Lumet, "New York is filled with reality; Hollywood is a fantasyland. He channeled that New York skeezy vitality with such natural force that it was easy to overlook what was truly involved in the achievement.
A store owner reported selling this same type of knife to the kid earlier in the night. 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.
Marshall is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. This preparation was done because Lumet likes to shoot a scene in one take, two at the most. As a result, write historians Charles Harpole and Thomas Schatz, performers were eager to work with him as they considered him to be an "outstanding director of actors.
Lumet, like the others, sometimes turned to Jewish themes in order to develop ethnic sensibilities that were characteristic of contemporary American culture, : I said it was like making a mosaic. He made his professional debut on radio at age four and stage debut at the Yiddish Art Theatre at age five."12 Angry Men" was the first film directed by then 32 year old Sidney Lumet ("Dog Day Afternoon", "Network", "The Verdict"), a stage director whom Fonda selected for this job.
Despite not having worked with film before, Lumet keeps the action moving within the limited confines of the jury room/5(21). Read movie and film review for 12 Angry Men () - Sidney Lumet on AllMovie - Twelve Angry Men is a tightly wound top of a 12 Angry Men () - Sidney Lumet | Review | 9/ 12 Angry Men is the courtroom drama classic from iconic late directory Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), featuring an all star cast of America's /10(9).
12 Angry Men is a American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
  Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and mint-body.comed by: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose.
Sidney Arthur Lumet (/ l uː ˈ m ɛ t / loo-MET; June 25, – April 9, ) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (), Serpico (), Dog Day Afternoon (), Network (), and The Verdict ().
All of this leaves us with just one guy standing in the way of a Not Guilty verdict—the dreaded Juror #3. We know from earlier in the movie that this guy has it in for the defendant because he (#3) has issues with kids not respecting their fathers.Download