Episode 99: 12 Angry Men (1957)


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The guys head to the courtroom this week with their podcast on Sidney Lumet's 1957 debut feature film, 12 Angry Men. Given the fact that the Henry Fonda-led film is the highest rated that the Bit Players have watched thus far, the guys spend a lot of time discussing this reception that accumulated over the past 60 years, breaking down the various merits that have carried over to create what is ultimately a pretty timeless experience. Lumet tells his story simply and profoundly, which could never be a knock on a movie, but he also tells it black and whitely, and that's always gonna cause a glitch in the Bit Players hardware. Despite that, the guys find a lot to love about 12 Angry Men, from the camerawork that brings such a plain setting to life, to the jurors' diaper-lined suit pants.

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