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…  See more details below

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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
Introduction1
Pt. 1Fundaments of Legal and Cinematic Narrative
1Toward a Working Definition of Narrative13
2Law and Film as Narrative Regimes34
Pt. 2Knowing Law in Film
3Genre and Its Alternatives55
4History, Genre, and Reflexivity87
Pt. 3Regimes of Writing
5Metaphorical Bridges99
6Legal Scholarship Looks at Film109
7The Forensics of Film Reception141
Pt. 4Power, Prison, Pain
8Bound and Determined161
Filmography185
Index189

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