How to write a movie like 12 Angry Men (1957)

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The way to write a movie like, say Twelve Angry Men (1957) is to first understand the underlying thematic transformation.

This tells you how to construct the Ordinary World and what state you're apotheosing out of.

12 Angry Men (1957), for example, is really about becoming human, about finding who you are, stripping away the uncaring self and finding the human being inside.

In the Ordinary World, the men talk amongst themselves, as they settle down. They talk everyday things and are unconcerned about the life they are imminently about to condemn, unconcerned about the gravity of their choice...they are inhuman.

As they progress through the Road of Trials, they slowly strip away the inhumanity and become human.

The 2000+ stage Hero's Journey and Transformation through a New World/State is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. Learn about this at

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