Courtroom's Finest Hour in American Cinema

Courtroom's Finest Hour in American Cinema

by Thomas J. Harris
     
 

In this first exploration of what has become an increasingly popular genre in recent years, the author critiques the eight American-made motion pictures that he believes represent the best of courtroom-oriented cinema. Titles include "Witness for the Prosecution" (1958), "Twelve Angry Men" (1957), "I Want to Live!" (1958), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), "Compulsion"…  See more details below

Overview

In this first exploration of what has become an increasingly popular genre in recent years, the author critiques the eight American-made motion pictures that he believes represent the best of courtroom-oriented cinema. Titles include "Witness for the Prosecution" (1958), "Twelve Angry Men" (1957), "I Want to Live!" (1958), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), "Compulsion" (1959), "Inherit the Wind" (1960), "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), and "The Verdict" (1982).

Author Biography: Thomas J. Harris a freelance writer, recently completed studies in journalism at Lehigh University and is working on a master's degree in film history and criticism. He has contributed articles to "Literature/Film Quarterly" and "Cinema Journal" and is preparing three books on film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810819566
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Pages:
177
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.81(d)

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