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Jazzer Estrellanes BABA2A CSR; Reaction Paper ’12 Angry Men’ The movie, 12 Angry Men, may just be a simple film wherein it has no startling visuals, no brilliant camera angles, and no visual effects, just a simple setting featuring a private room containing the jury consisting of twelve people, who have their own lives, arguing the guilt, or otherwise, of an eighteen year-old boy from the slums who is accused for the stabbing death of his own father. However, as the duration of the film passes through, the film begins to pique my interest as it unfolds a concept regarding on how a single person’s firm grip on what he believes can actually influence his fellow members of the jury. At the first few minutes of the film, the story resonates a feeling of boredom as it only shows nothing much interesting but 12 people being locked in a private room and have nothing to do but to have a casual and ‘friendly’ chat with each other. Yet, as the
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Unformatted text preview: middle part approaches, I began to understand the main plot of the film as the argument starts to unveil on whether to declare the kid guilty or not guilty of murder. And so, what I acknowledge in the film as interesting is the flow of the story on how the main protagonist struggles to win the favor of his colleagues. Furthermore, as the deliberations unfold, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors' complex personalities (from being wise, bright, and empathetic to arrogant, prejudiced and merciless), preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions. Without completing the film, I could still infer that the main protagonist was able to gain everyone’s favor of the ‘not guilty’ vote. Of course it wasn’t an easy task for him, but he surely did something significant in the eyes of the young man who was alleged of something he didn’t do in the first place....
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