Charades: Religious Allegory in 12 Angry Men
51 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008
This essay, a contribution to a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the film 12 Angry Men, shows that the film is an intricate, carefully constructed allegory of a series of stories from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The essay offers some conjectures on the relation between the film's biblical subtext and its surface political themes.
Keywords: Film, jury, humanities, literature, religion, popular culture, evidence
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