Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Curated by: Clark
Aired Monday, September 4, 2017
The guys head to the courtroom this week with their podcast on Sidney Lumet's 1957 debut feature film, 12 Angry Men. Given the fact that the Henry Fonda-led film is the highest rated that the Bit Players have watched thus far, the guys spend a lot of time discussing this reception that accumulated over the past 60 years, breaking down the various merits that have carried over to create what is ultimately a pretty timeless experience. Lumet tells his story simply and profoundly, which could never be a knock on a movie, but he also tells it black and whitely, and that's always gonna cause a glitch in the Bit Players hardware. Despite that, the guys find a lot to love about 12 Angry Men, from the camerawork that brings such a plain setting to life, to the jurors' diaper-lined suit pants.