All students are required to watch the following movies that depict various aspects of the court system and write a review of each movie. These movies are available through Netflix and should also be available through your local library, as they are classic films. Minimum 2 page paper. Must have abstract, citations, and references. APA is a must!
Movie Review Two: Twelve Angry Men (1957)
Movie reviews consist of the following parts:
Introduction, with title, leading actors, director, and release date
Summary of the story
Analysis of story elements – like rising action, climax
Creative elements, use of color, camera techniques, mood and tone
Your opinion of the movie. You need to go further than just saying that it was “good or “bad. Think about the movie in terms of what you are learning in class and how it does or does not help you understand the concepts we are discussing.
The reviews need to be analytic, as opposed to simply descriptive; by “analytic, I mean that the paper should seek to explain or understand something, and not just to describe it. You should watch the movies with a view toward what they can teach you about the course material.