Ehsan Saeedi Ara & Ladan Javaheri,
Iran University of Science and Technology & Razi University of Kermanshah, Iran
The aim of this study is to provide a framework for the systematic examination of film interpretation from a linguistic perspective. The writers considered to explore how knowledge made man powerful and helped him find the truth through relations between the text and its context, using the Academy Awards as a sampling tool to implement a Foucauldian theoretical approach. The researchers use critical discourse analysis to discuss issues of the relations between power, knowledge and truth in twelve angry men movie’s argumentation which implies the problematic situation in American’s judicatory system. The findings of the present study indicate that the juries' characteristic problems such as distrusting the atmosphere which rules the society, neurasthenia, indifference to other’s destiny and their identity crisis might be derived from their disabilities in interpretation of the relations between power, knowledge and truth which made them make a wrong decision.
The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.