12 Angry Men

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Characterization plays a major part in most movies, this is what gives the audience insights into a characters personality. The film 12 Angry Men relies more heavily on the use of characterization than any other movie I can think of. Due to the lack of special effects and because the film takes place almost entirely in a small jury room the development of characters was key. This star studded cast of actors included such names as: …

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…found not guilty. To conclude, 12 Angry Men uses strong characterization due to its lack of special effects and because the virtually the entire film is shot in the same small room. Also the film makes good use of conflict, although it doesn’t use the prototypical good versus evil conflict. This film makes statements about how our judicial system is supposed to operate, and gives society a model for the ideal citizen in Henry Fonda.