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Law and Film

Stefan Machura (Editor), Peter Robson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22816-5
184 pages
June 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection brings together contemporary work from Britain, Germany and the United States on how law and lawyers have been represented in film, particularly in the past 40 years. The collection recognises the major influence of Hollywood and the American legal system and seeks to explore the nature and significance of this dominance.

  • A historical dimension to the portrayal of law and film.
  • The nature and actual impact of the dominant Anglo-American portrayal is include.
  • A European dimension is provided.
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1. Law in Film: Globalizing the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


2. American Criminal Trial Films: An Overview of their Development 1930 - 2000: Nicole Rafter (Northeastern University). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


3. Law in the Movies: Contrasting the American and European Tradition: Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


4. Adapting the Modern Law Novel: Filming: John Grisham Peter Robson (The Law School, University of Strathclyde). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


5. Myths in the Oeuvre of John Ford: Michael B?hnke (Ruhr-Universitat)
6. Cape Fear - Two Versions and Two Visions Separated by Thirty Years: Gerald J. Thain (University of Wisconsin). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


7. The German Courtroom Film During the Nazi Period: Peter Drexler (Universitat Potsdam). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


8. Borders and Boundaries: Location the Law in Film: Guy Osborn (University of Westminster). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


9. Hero or Villain? Cinematic lawyers and the delivery of justice: Steve Greenfield (University of Westminster). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


10. Why A Jury Trial is More Like a Movie Than a Novel: Philip Meyer (Vermont Law School). the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).


11. Patterns of Courtroom Justice: Jessica Silbey. the Hollywood Courtroom Drama: Stefan Machura and Stefan Ulbrich (Ruhr-Universitat).

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  • A historical dimension to the portrayal of law and film.

  • The nature and actual impact of the dominant Anglo-American portrayal is include.

  • A European dimension is provided.
See More

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