re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White
for me its not only a wondrous character study of American archetypes, the acting and dialogue (for its time setting) is simply extraordinary, everyone gets lines, scenes and opportunity to show who their character is. For me the dialogue between the jurors is realistic, be it the football coach Balsam to Webber’s ad executive to Weston’s baseball fan. All realistic, utterly believable, you KNOW these people or someone like them.
The story also is revelatory in an understanding of basic civics that is so lacking today.