Movie Analysis : ' The 12 Men ' Essay

1461 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
This movie shows how groups vary in communication skills. Larger groups tend to have a more complex way of communicating. Members in larger groups usually have less opportunities to voice their thoughts and opinions. Throughout this movie I observed how a group of jurors, 12 men, communicated with each other to determine the fate of an 18 year old accused young man. This movie perfectly portrayed the different stages of group development: forming, storming, norming, and performing. In the beginning of the movie the 12 men are taken into a room where all of them must find a way to communicate with each other proficiently in order to come up with an agreement on the young man’s fate. At first the men are unsure of who should take charge and some even seem uncomfortable with each other. The men proceeded into small talk while others began to make awkward jokes while they waited for someone to take charge. Once one of the men decides to take charge they all come into an agreement that they should all make a preliminary vote before discussing the case any further. That is when the rest of the men begin to interact with each other more, which is the forming stage. During their voting they realize that one of them in the room does not agree with everybody else, which makes some of the men annoyed. After the person leading this discussion decides that everyone should take their time to voice their opinion on why they think what they think some of the men begin to have problems…

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