12 Angry Men - Analysis

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Introduction
12 Angry Men (1957) is one of the most acclaimed feature films of all time. It was produced at a time when the United States was just twelve years out of World War II and “Leave It To Beaver” and “Father Knows Best” broadcast across television airwaves the perfection, conformity and affluence of American life that had been generated by the Great War. Additionally, this film was listed on the university syllabus as one of three films to see in regard to this course, Management 610 – Contexts of Contemporary Management here at the University of Redlands. (1957, http://www.normandyhigh.com/1957/timeline_1957.html) ed Spawn from the 1954 play by the same name and the screenplay also written by Reginald Rose, its original writer,
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in approaching management of people, judgmental listening to issues and closed-mindedness. The classroom points made are:
· Thinking critically, analytically and synthetically (Processing information from more than one point of view, picking apart and studying information and working within a context of synergy)
· Recognizing and understanding emotions (Being open to and evaluating emotions to understand their meaning – Who, What, When, Where, Why and displays)
· Functioning in a context of differences (Being operative in place where people are different, have different points-of-view and behave differently)
· Direct personality – related energy toward decision-making and information acquisition (Being able to project one’s personality into situations to the positive)
· Reflection of one’s values (Showing high standards of values and beliefs)
· Carrying out one’s occupational destiny (Managing in a situation that constitutes the place that is perfectly in sync with one’s career path)
(MAM Class Notes, 20th Century and 21st Century Management Styles, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 )
In every way, 12 Angry Men (1957) was ahead

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