Wednesday, 11 June 2014

"You say stuff like that to him again…I’m gonna lay you out."

Edward Binns (  Juror Number 6)

So snapped the principled juror number 6 to the bigoted and angry juror number 3 in Sidney Lumet's 1957 film 12 Angry Men. 
I loved this movie. And I loved the way that bad tempered bully Lee J Cobb got slapped down by the ordinary Edward Binns.
It had a profound effect on my 13 year old psychi when I first saw the movie on television...for 12 Angry Men is a celebration of quiet deliberation beating a bully, of liberal values beating bigotry and of striving to always trying " to do the right thing"

Tomorrow I am off to London to see almost the final performance of the play at the  Garrick Theatre with Nuala. It's a flying visit as I am working night shift on Friday, but I hope to squeeze in an hour at the British Museum before I meet her.
I have promised myself a visit for ages.



30 comments:

  1. "Liberal values beating bigotry"......yeah, were that it were so here in the US. A toast an uncle used comes to mind: "Here's to us and those like us; damn few of us left".
    Enjoy London.

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    1. "..were that it were so here in the US."

      Well said. Sigh.

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    2. you got THAT right, sister!

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    3. Here's tae us
      Wha's like us
      Damn few,
      And they're a' deid
      Mair's the pity!

      Robert Burns

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  2. That looks like Martin Shaw in the play....adore him as George Gently. Enjoy the play.

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    1. Yup, sure looks like him.

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    2. I suspect he's playing the Henry Fonda role

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  3. Have a lovely day…weather should be good! Who looks after the menagerie? I would walk the dogs for you if it wouldn't take me about 5 hours to get there! Not entirely loving Winnie, but the other 3 are gorgeous. X

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  4. Lucky Duck going to see Mr George Gently! Have fun in the sun with Nuala. x

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  5. You could have missed out the word 'out' for extra hits.

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    1. It's the movie star. I thought you were busy.

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    2. Now that's a thought

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    3. It's like he called in sick and then he gets seen out somewhere. Enjoy your day out John.

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  6. Always looking for good movie recommendations, not that I watch many but when I do I prefer something I think I will like - thanks for this. Have a lovely evening out.

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    1. It's a cracking movie..do see it

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  7. Teeny bit closer to the centre of town to where I work (Lings Cross/Clerkenwell borders).

    Handy hint - the Sourced deli at St Pancras station stocks Black Watch Scotch eggs, plus one or two other varieties.

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  8. Have a wonderful time. xx

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  9. You lucky devil, getting to see your bestie again! I hope the play is as delightful as her company.

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  10. Have a great day out!

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  11. Have a safe trip, John and enjoy yourself!

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  12. Hope you have a wonderful time out!

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  13. What a line up of actors!
    Enjoy! (The play that is........you should be so lucky!)

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  14. Enjoy your day out,, John. The movie had a huge impression on me when I first saw it (in a cinema!) age 12 or thereabouts. An impressionable age. I've watched it on tv many times since then. Left me with a lifetime crush on Henry Fonda. I hope Martin Shaw measures up!

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    1. Judith...works like this and novels such as TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD have huge effects on an impressionable mind

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  15. One of my all time favorite movies......and you get to see Martin shaw?!?! Oh I wish it was me!!
    Hope it's wonderful!!!

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