12 Angry Men (1957)

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  1. peytonlucy

    peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    I've been trying to buy a cheap copy on DVD. I haven't seen it in the last few years, good film. It's predictable but solid. I love Henry Fonda as the evil Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West, where he's possibly the best villain in any movie.
     
  2. peytonlucy

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    Dial M for Murder comes to mind too.
     
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    Here's my list that I've compiled either by various lists I've found online or through @TheRuthlessOne's recommendations:

    12 Angry Men
    Cube
    127 Hours
    Rope
    Unknown
    Fermat's Room
    The Killing Room
    The Divide
    Exam

    Of those, so far I've watched 12 Angry Men and Exam.

    Exam I'll give an extra mention because, similar to 12 Angry Men, it doesn't take place just in a single location, it takes place entirely in a single room.

    The ending is a little wonky, but I found it to be an interesting watch and would recommend it.


     
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    I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. Guestx

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    That doesn't seem like it would be a difficult task.
     
  6. peytonlucy

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    I've purchased about 110 DVD's since September at an average price, with shipping, of $4. Looking for 12 Angry Men, Apocalypto, Henry V (Branagh version), and The Boys From Brazil, right now.
     
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  7. peytonlucy

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    The problem is that I'm cheap. I went as high as $9 for Orson Welles's version of MacBeth this week.
     
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    The first time I watched it it came on TBS and I caught it about 10 minutes in. I couldn’t change the channel. I think I cancelled my plans that evening.

    Really a fantastic movie.
     
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    Fair enough.

    It looks like you can get the 50th Anniversary Edition on Amazon for $9.99, but if that's too rich for your blood, I'm sure that you could get a used copy of one edition or another for $5 or less.
     
  10. peytonlucy

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    I just this minute bought a copy for $6.36, including shipping, off Ebay. I'm the last of the big spenders.
     
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    Congratulations on your purchase.
     
  12. peytonlucy

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    And they said that I would never accomplish anything in life.
     
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    I just saw Inherit the Wind, i think, both versions, is on youtube. Watching now.

    @shadow_priest_x Check it out next. I not only have done Drummonds monologue at the ened to Brady in the courtoom, but ive directed the back n forth in that scene in school.

    Its honestly the sole reason why i became an agnostic.
     
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    Im telling you, its going to appear 'off.' Some actors youll know too well from their movies and here, they are speaking from a play script. You can literally twll who has been theater trained and who hasnt.

    Everyone in the original is theater trained which translates extremely well. The remake, bah, Lemmon and Scott are all I need. Even the old guy from Cocoon is awesome.

    Galdolfini, Olmos, and Danza are still playing their only characters.
     
  15. KnightTemplar

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    Depends on the case. I've heard of cases in the UK so cut and dried it took less than an hour for the jury to reach a verdict.
     
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    Because it's old and in black and white. I was on this IMDB top 200 movies kick and I just decided to give it a watch.
     
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    Already finished it.

    It's a good film, but not as good as the original. It has a different vibe and, I can't quite put my finger on it, but the feel of the film is different. I think part of it has to do with the way that the original film takes place in a smaller room. In the '57 version, the room appears to be relatively small, even in the wide shots.


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    But in the remake the room, at least to me, appears to be larger, roomier, less claustrophobic with more empty space. Our characters don't seem to be so tightly packed together.


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    I'd be interested in knowing the dimensions of the sets, but I think the feel and vibe of the original is superior.

    The cast for the remake is excellent, though. You just can't fuck with that cast. A lot of heavy hitters there.

    I'd probably give the original an 8/10 and the remake a 7/10. There's no real NEED for the remake, but it is interesting to see actors like Scott, Lemmon, Ossie Davis, Hume Cronyn and the rest tackle the material.
     
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    Rope is excellent. Make sure to scream out loud when you notice the Hitchcock cameo.
     
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  19. peytonlucy

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    I've been watching alot of Hitchcock lately. To Catch A Thief, North by Northwest and Dial M for Murder are really good. Everyone knows about Vertigo, Psycho and The Rear Window. Notorious is disappointing, and The 39 Steps is abysmal. My daughter is really good at solving movie mysteries. She figured out To Catch A Thief in the first appearance of the culprit. She actually named the mistake in Dial M for Murder as it was happening. She called the over-arching story motivation in The Spanish Prisoner while they were still in the Caribbean but she missed the switch. I have no doubt that she will call Rosebud in Citizen Kane at the cabin scene. She will see the breaking snow globe and see the snow scene and call it.
     
  20. HenryFlower

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    my jury deliberation was nothing like 12 Angry Men it was bullshit. there weren’t even twelve of us. & there were women!
     

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