Law on the Screen

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“The great strength of Law on the Screen lies in its insightful jurisprudential readings of films previously unconsidered by law and film scholars, as well as its innovative focus on reception. This collection offers a sophisticated and challenging analysis of filmic representations of law, making it a very welcome contribution to the emerging field of law and film studies. These essays represent a real coming of age of law and film scholarship.”—Professor Leslie J. Moran, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
“This collection will serve as a highly relevant and timely introduction to the kinds of nuanced and thoughtful analyses that can be generated in the study of the relationship between law and film. For those more familiar with cultural studies and analyses of law and film, the volume presents essays that approach the area in stimulatingly diverse ways, raising new questions about law, the legal institution, and cultural representations of law and justice.”—Alison Young, University of Melbourne
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"The great strength of Law on the Screen lies in its insightful jurisprudential readings of films previously unconsidered by law and film scholars, as well as its innovative focus on reception. This collection offers a sophisticated and challenging analysis of filmic representations of law, making it a very welcome contribution to the emerging field of law and film studies. These essays represent a real coming of age of law and film scholarship."—Professor Leslie J. Moran, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

"This collection will serve as a highly relevant and timely introduction to the kinds of nuanced and thoughtful analyses that can be generated in the study of the relationship between law and film. For those more familiar with cultural studies and analyses of law and film, the volume presents essays that approach the area in stimulatingly diverse ways, raising new questions about law, the legal institution, and cultural representations of law and justice."—Alison Young, University of Melbourne

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Austin Sarat is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. Lawrence Douglas is Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College. Martha Merrill Umphrey is Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College.
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Table of Contents

On film and law : broadening the focus 1
Cinematic judgment and jurisprudence : a woman's memory, recovery, and justice in a post-traumatic society (a study of Polanski's Death and the maiden) 27
The racial-spatial order and the law : Devil in a blue dress 82
Anti-Oedipus, Lynch : initiatory rites and the ordeal of justice 106
Reproducing a trial : evidence and its assessment in Paradise lost 153
A case for corrective criticism : A civil action 201
"Everyone went wild over it" : film audiences, political cinema, and Mr. Smith goes to Washington 231
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