Film Analysis: '12 Angry Men'

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12 Angry Men (1957) focuses on a group of unnamed jurymen who must come to a unanimous decision regarding the guilt or innocence of an 18-year-old charged with murdering his father. While the trial is not depicted in the film, the jury deliberations are the central focus and examine several aspects of organization change and the obstacles that must be overcome in order to come to a unanimous agreement over the guilt or innocence of the accused. 12 Angry Men (1957) is a good example of the different steps necessary for organizational change. In the film, Juror 8 is the only dissenting voice in a group that believe the accused is guilty of murdering his father and takes it upon himself to make his fellow jurors reconsider not only their position, but to also reexamine the evidence and the personal prejudices that influence their decisions. 12 Angry Men (1957) is unique as an organization because the changes that the jury undergoes are not intended to become part of the organization's activities in the future, but rather are meant to be limited the time it takes for the jury to come to a consensus. 12 Angry Men (1957) was chosen for analysis because it has a higher likelihood of relatability than the other films; being called to be part of a jury is a civil duty and an individual faces the possibility of being put in a similar position as the jurors in the film. During the course of the film three key moments of organizational change occur when the jurors are attempting to

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