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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If (Mercy > Law) Then

It wasnt well received in theatres and I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as the original, but I did. The filming style is modernized, the storyline is pushed forward 50 years to something more salient to the region and time but the questions this film poses are still as thought-provoking now. 50+ years later we still asking but no closer to answering the better-or-worse questions posed in 12 Angry Men. Fate boxing Choice, Situational Ethics, The Uncertainty Principle, Intuition dueling Reason. And of course, the ever popular Upholding The Law vs. Showing Mercy.

These are good questions. Its not necessary to answer them but it will be forever necessary to ask. We are, and in this case, we are asking them in Russian.


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Blogger suzy said...

I had a films class where we watched 12 Angry Men. Out of all the films we watched this one had the most heated discussions. It would be interesting to see the updated Russian version.

12:25 AM

Blogger Jim said...

It will still generate that level of discussion, Suzy. Let me know what you think if you are able to view!

7:15 PM


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