Juror #8: Let me ask you this: Do you really think the boy’d shout out a thing like that so the whole neighbourhood could hear him? I don’t think so – he’s much too bright for that.
Juror #10: Bright? He’s a common ignorant slob. He don’t even speak good English.
Juror #11: He *doesn’t* speak good English.
Henry Fonda, Ed Begley and George Voskovec in the superlative courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957). A truly astonishing film that has continued to inspire and provoke debate about the justice system and those chosen to help carry a verdict. I’ve included the film in my blog numerous times. As well as the recent Scorching Hot Weather Film Quiz, it’s also been in my Favourite Films and B/W Adaptions from Plays quizzes, as well as being on a guest film post.
BTW, I bought and read your short story “Crazy Summer” and enjoyed it. Your description of your feelings were impressive.
Thanks Cindy, that’s so lovely of you to say 🙂 Thanks so much. Would it be too much to ask you to write something on the review section? It would mean a lot.
I would be happy to.
Thanks. Please let me know when you have 🙂
One of the best!!!
I could easily have chosen any number, but a few might have hinted at a spoiler. An incredible film. I’ve referenced it so many times on my blog, amazing to think I’d never quoted it directly.
Such a great movie!
It really is. Amazing to think it wasn’t successful right off. It’s a movie that really asks a lot of questions and gets you thinking about the different forms of prejudice around. And it has been spoofed very affectionately numerous times, especially by The Simpsons.
Classic film! Great quote.
Thanks for stopping by Maggie. It really is a brilliant film. Hugely influential.
Fab movie! I was just discussing it with a friend the other day. I hope it comes on Turner Classics soon. They’ve been advertising it.
I hope they do. A brilliant film. And one that you find yourself thinking about even days later.
An excellent film showcasing black and white ideas using black and white.
It really is. Amazing to think it wasn’t that successful when it was released.
No one likes to be confronted with or be reminded of their prejudices, apparently.
I saw the movie just last year and I reviewed it early this year (https://mastermixmovies.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/we-find-the-defendant/). 12 Angry Men is nothing short of impressive. To have us hang on every word even if we don’t care about the legal system. To present 12 nameless men, yet give us time to get to know every single one of them. 12 Angry Men is just a perfect courtroom drama.
Exactly. Was good to read.