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12 Angry Men (1957 film)

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Angela Liao

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Transcript of 12 Angry Men (1957 film)

Setting the Scene - Historical/Social context
+ Produced in 1957

+ Set in the
1950s

+ Pivotal period for the
American Rights Movement
(1954 - 68)

+ Highlights common attitudes and perceptions towards people of
particular ethnic and minority groups
at the time.

+ Major themes -
Personal Prejudice
&
corruption of the justice system
+ Both
diegetic
and
non-diegetic
sound
+ Enhanced by
camera movement and angles
Lights,
Camera,
Action: Analysis of Cinematic Techniques in relation to historical and social issues
Lighting
Film Analysis
12 Angry Men (1957)
The 'Hollywood effect'
+ Hollywood Golden Age

+ Introduction of the
"Auteur Theory"


+ Selected for preservation in the US National
Film Registry for being
"culturally and historically
significant"
. (2007)

+ Amalgamation of these various different events

+
Cultural Protectionism
"12 Angry Men and One Very Concerned Camera"
Significance...?
Sound, Dialogue and Delivery
Angela Liao, 2014 English Investigative Oral
Bibliography
+ Uses
cinematic techniques
to create a
political statement

+ Themes of
personal prejudice, cultural protectionism, racism and corruption of the justice system

+
Acknowledgment
and
reflection
of social & historical problems
12 Angry Men. (1957). [film] New York: Sidney Lumet.

Dupaix, A. (2014). Camera Movement in 12 Angry Men. [online] Film110.pbworks.com. Available at: https://film110.pbworks.com/w/page/12610170/Camera%20Movement%20in%2012%20Angry%20Men [Accessed 26 Jul. 2014].

Dwyer, C. (2014). 12 Angry Men | Film Inspired. [online] Cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com. Available at: https://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com/tag/12-angry-men/ [Accessed 25 Jul. 2014].

Fulwood, N. (2014). 12 Angry Men. [online] The Agitation of the Mind. Available at: http://misterneil.blogspot.com.au/2009/01/12-angry-men.html [Accessed 25 Jul. 2014].

Moon, W. (2009). 12 Angry Men. [online] The Playhouse. Available at: http://wendellmoon.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/12-angry-men/ [Accessed 26 Jul. 2014].

Stecher, R. (2014). Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog: I Heart Jack Klugman ~ 12 Angry Men (1957). [online] Outofthepastblog.com. Available at: http://www.outofthepastblog.com/2011/09/i-heart-jack-klugman-12-angry-men-1957.html [Accessed 25 Jul. 2014].
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