Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies

By: Bergman, Paul; Asimow, Michael

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From the earliest days of the movies, filmmakers have turned to the courtroom for stories because it is an ideal setting for both drama and comedy. Fans of those courtroom movies can turn to "Reel Justice" for a verdict on both recent and classic courtroom films.
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Informative and entertaining, "Reel Justice" rates trial scenes in films on a one-to-four-gavel scale, with four being a classic and one being "ask for a new trial." Authors Paul Bergman and Michael Asimow, both accomplished law professionals, discuss the cultural messages encoded in the films, point out what went right and wrong in scenes where liberties were taken, and even answer a few legal questions along the way.
Completely revised and reformatted from the successful first edition, this new edition of "Reel Justice" includes more than two dozen recent movies as well as many older favorites that weren't covered in the first version. Just a few of the films reviewed:
* A Time to Kill
* Legally Blonde
* Philadelphia
* Inherit the Wind
* A Few Good Men
* The Devil's Advocate
* I Am Sam
* Intolerable Cruelty
* Rules of Engagement
* Twelve Angry Men
* Ghosts of Mississippi
* Runaway Jury
"Reel Justice" is an indispensable video guide for film viewers who want the legal lowdown on courtroom scenes.

Title: Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies

Author Name: Bergman, Paul; Asimow, Michael

Categories: Other,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2006

ISBN Number: 0740754602

ISBN Number 13: 9780740754609

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 503004327

Description: Nearly new, a few tiny dots on edges. Text clean, spine uncreased. Revised and updated version that summarizes scores of cpurtroom-themed movies, providing commentary on the accuracy of the depictions of our criminal justice system. Revised edition includes many short sujects in addition to full-length feature. Each summary is 1-4 pages long, depending on its signficance. Some b&w stills of the more important films are included. Period covered is from the early 1930s through 2005. Includes title index. This copy is from the personal library of the late Jeff Farance, longtime Florida movie critic.

Keywords: Cinema. Law. Legal. Courtoom. Justice. Cinema. Movies.