Monday, August 30, 2010

Opinion vs. Reason

Lee J. Cobb was an incredible actor and this was one of his best movies. And as one who has always been a big fan of Henry Fonda, his role as producer and actor in "12 Angry Men" is probably some of his best work.

This scene is just classic...




It's pure genius that these men remain nameless (with the exception of Fonda and the old man's character until the end of the movie).

I watched this last night and wondered...what else is going on in the lives of people today who are so 'angry' that they want to dismiss facts and distort the constitution in order to achieve their own personal agenda. Cobb's character is a great illustration of how easily reason can be replaced by personal opinion and bigotry in order to address other issues that make one feel helpless...

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