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Thread: The Great Movie Tournament - 1950s: Semifinal 2 of 2

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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1950s: Semifinal 2 of 2

    During the seventh round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for one film you would like to move onto the final. The top film will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Directed by Sidney Lumet

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    Seven Samurai (1954)
    Directed by Akira Kurosawa

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    Fuhhhh. All 4 movies in the Semis are in my favorites of the decade. Need more time to think about this one as well...
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    Seven Samurai for the win here - it is a true masterpiece of cinema. Having a Hitchcock and Kurosawa final would be a fitting end to this tournament.

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    7S is a technical masterpiece, and 12AM touches on some really complex (especially at the time) themes and uses literary devices brilliantly.

    Either one of these is worthy of advancing to the final me thinks.

    I'm going with 12AM.
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    Lumet's genius.

    Camera Angles in 12AM:


    Staging a masterpiece:


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    12 Angry Men. The camera work in that film is masterful. It'll be interesting to have it go up against Rear Window, which also has excellent camera work.
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    I can still hear the "not guilty... NOT GUILTY (sobs)" in my head. Gods what a great movie.
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    Incredible choice!
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    Very close here. Just one vote separation for 12 Angry Men with 15 votes in.

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    This one is a lot closer than I thought it would be. *nail biting*
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    Do we need a unanimous verdict?


    Has 12 Angry Men ever been adapted as a play on Broadway? Seems like it would be simple as there would only need to be one set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Do we need a unanimous verdict?


    Has 12 Angry Men ever been adapted as a play on Broadway? Seems like it would be simple as there would only need to be one set.
    Yes, it has been on Broadway. There have been numerous adaptations over the years. 12 Angry Men began as a teleplay on television, then a play, then a film. There was even an interesting film done in 1997 which had a much more diverse cast, and even cast a black man as Juror 10, the most racist character in the play - very interesting reimagining.

    Over the years, the play has been rewritten and adapted into: 12 Angry Jurors, 12 Angry Men and Women, and 12 Angry Women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Do we need a unanimous verdict?


    Has 12 Angry Men ever been adapted as a play on Broadway? Seems like it would be simple as there would only need to be one set.
    Yes, it has been on Broadway. There have been numerous adaptations over the years. 12 Angry Men began as a teleplay on television, then a play, then a film. There was even an interesting film done in 1997 which had a much more diverse cast, and even cast a black man as Juror 10, the most racist character in the play - very interesting reimagining.

    Over the years, the play has been rewritten and adapted into: 12 Angry Jurors, 12 Angry Men and Women, and 12 Angry Women.

    Thanks for the info!
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    The poll has closed. 12 Angry Men moves on and Seven Samurai is eliminated.

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