Dito Montiel's Rocky redux Fighting is out tomorrow and, as the name suggests, there's, umm, a lot of fighting in it. Which strikes us as a bit lazy...
Since when have films simply been naming themselves after the major events and happenings which they portray?
Title: 12 Angry Men (1957)
Why it’s lazy: Because it’s literally about twelve ticked-off fellas sitting in a room talking.
The intemperate dozen make up the jury in a murder case, and thanks to their impatience and general anger, are on the verge of making a snap guilty decision.
That is, until Henry Fonda’s slightly less angry twelfth man steps in.
Where the name came from: 12 Angry Men was the original teleplay shown as a live performance on CBS in 1954. It was then staged as a play under the same name in 1955, and finally filmed two years later.
What they should have called it: Let’s Hang This Fool And Get Drunk, Punch And Jury (with Fonda’s character renamed ‘Punch’).