Law in Film: Resonance and Representation / Edition 1

Law in Film: Resonance and Representation / Edition 1

by David A. Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252067657

ISBN-13: 9780252067655

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The courtroom, like the movie theater, is an arena for the telling and interpreting of stories. Investigators piece them together, witnesses tell them, advocates retell them, and judges and juries assess their plausibility. These narratives reconstitute absent events through words, and their filming constitutes a double narrative: one important cultural practice

Overview

The courtroom, like the movie theater, is an arena for the telling and interpreting of stories. Investigators piece them together, witnesses tell them, advocates retell them, and judges and juries assess their plausibility. These narratives reconstitute absent events through words, and their filming constitutes a double narrative: one important cultural practice rendered in the terms of another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252067655
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(12)
Part 1 Fundaments of Legal and Cinematic Narrative
Toward a Working Definition of Narrative
13(21)
Law and Film as Narrative Regimes
34(21)
Part 2 Knowing Law in Film
Genre and Its Alternatives
55(32)
History, Genre, and Reflexivity
87(12)
Part 3 Regimes of Writing
Metaphorical Bridges
99(10)
Legal Scholarship Looks at Film
109(32)
The Forensics of Film Reception
141(20)
Part 4 Power, Prison, Pain
Bound and Determined
161(24)
Filmography 185(4)
Index 189

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