Forums >> Entertainment >>


Forum Rules    View Watchlist     Post Reply



Skip to Page:  1   2   3   4   5   6   ...      Next

Books

adventure4
fantasy16
horror6
Romance11 (your vote)
sports3
Fiction13
 Total Votes:53
AuthorMessage
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 06:39PM Jul 10, 2008

From IMDB:

The defence and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.

"12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury's deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old Latino accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a weak alibi; a knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene; and several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene. Eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only Juror No. 8 (Mr. Davis) casts a not guilty vote. At first Mr. Davis' bases his vote more so for the sake of discussion after all, the jurors must believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. As the deliberations unfold, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors' complex personalities (which range from wise, bright and empathetic to arrogant, prejudiced and merciless), preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions. That provides the backdrop to Mr. Davis' attempts in convincing the other jurors that a "not guilty" verdict might be appropriate.


I was too lazy to write something a summary of the movie/script
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 11:35AM Jul 11, 2008

Wow that sounds very interesting. I love stories that are suspenseful.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 12:57PM Jul 11, 2008

Yeah it's quite suspenseful and very interesting It's a very old movie. The movie ends with the kid being found not guilty but I think he was guilty. but if theirs a reasonable doubt to the guilt of the accused, he had be found not guilty.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 06:34PM Jul 11, 2008

Wow so one person changed everybody's opinion?
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 06:38AM Jul 12, 2008

Basically yes. Twelve people on the jury and they cannot make a verdict unless all of them agree on it, so they talk over the facts of the case and slowly prove that some of the witnesses are wrong. By the end, they've proven the witnesses wrong except for one and went with not guilty because it was taking quite some time.

Great movie
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 10:47AM Jul 12, 2008

Wow. I hope that dude was really not guilty.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 06:55PM Jul 12, 2008

I hope so also. Their was this guy David Millgaard who got falsely accused and sentenced to jail time and death in Canada for first degree murder. He's been released though.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 07:48PM Jul 12, 2008

That's good. I hate it when innocent have to spend time in jail, let alone get the death penalty
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 05:58AM Jul 13, 2008

Yeah I hate that also, we don't have the death penalty anymore. Courts make mistakes and it's very unfortunate.

Edit: 600 posts YAY!!!


---This message was edited on 05:58AM Jul 13, 2008---
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 01:40PM Jul 13, 2008

I think they just passed a law saying that if you sexually harass (etc) a young child, you cannot get the death penalty.

yes 600 posts woot!!! we are on our way to the highest posters lol
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 01:54PM Jul 13, 2008

Yes, I heard about that In Canada, you cannot get the death penalty for anything. And we catch an American criminal, we don't send them back to get the death penalty. The would serve their 25 years or whatever here. Our legal system is screwed up. If you kill 1 person in the 1st degree, it's 25 years, if you kill 50 people (1st degree) you get 25 years.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 02:02PM Jul 13, 2008

WHAT? That's crazy! You get the same jail time for one person than for fifty
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 02:11PM Jul 13, 2008

Yes because you can be sentenced to so many cases of a crime but you serve your time consecutively. It's insane and quite stupid.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 06:46PM Jul 13, 2008

Wow Canada needs to change their legal system
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 06:20AM Jul 14, 2008

Yes are legal system is quite insane. Although it works out for the falsely convicted because when they get out they still have a chance at a life.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 09:51PM Jul 14, 2008

Yeah but it shouldnt be that way because nobody should be falsely convicted in the first place. All legal systems are screwed up
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 04:48AM Jul 15, 2008

I know but unfortunately it does happen It seems to happen a lot here and it is quite sad We shouldn't ruin someones life until were 100% certain their guilty.
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 08:41PM Jul 15, 2008

Yes exactly.

our economy is going crazy right now. they are closing one of the biggest auto companies, and they are closing the starbucks that is near my grandmas house


wait this is the wrong topic to be talking about this
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
chiliwormeater4

Posts: 1398

new Posted: 05:01AM Jul 16, 2008

That's too bad about the starbucks, and a lot of auto companies are closing here too. GM motors Maybe they'll replace starbucks with some Canadian Tim Hortons
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    
kappa64

Posts: 1314

new Posted: 05:34PM Jul 16, 2008

Lol i hope so

must have coffee
Back to Top View Profile     Send PM    

Skip to Page:  1   2   3   4   5   6   ...      Next  



Public Forums >> Entertainment >>


! Access Restricted

You'll need to create an account and sign in before you can post messages.

Username: Password:

New Users...      Forgot Password?