12 Angry Men : Book Review : 12 Angry Men

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Thareesta Karki
6 September 2017

Watching movies has permanently been part of my life. I find great comfort in a good movie and am never bored when I am watching. My love for watching movies and reading stories enriched my life in so many ways. Through movies and books, I learned so much about the world, about life, and got to escape the real world's trials and misfortunes. It would be impossible to list all the books I've read through the years. But everyone has added to my life in some way. Watching movies is such a learning experience from learning new things to learning about new places, peoples, and experiences.
Last Saturday I went to the college library and found this interesting movie called 12 Angry Men (1957) directed by Sidney Lumet. Watching this movie was a totally new experience for me. I had never watched anything like this before. Typical courtroom play portrays a jury of men who must choose the fate of a teenage boy who has killed his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life and bring with them their own ideas, prejudgments, personal demons, and fears. This play would be considered naturalistic, taking place over one continuous duration of time and in same location. As well, it features language that sounds like how ordinary people voice. The purpose of this is not objective to show how people are but also why they are the way that they are. For example, we find out that third Juror is obstructed by the experience

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