Law & Order: Crime Scenes

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BC's Emmy award-winning hit series Law & Order is television's longest-running drama. Like the series, Law & Order: Crime Scenes walks a thin line between reality and fantasy, presenting gritty crime scene photographs. Producer Dick Wolf discusses how he came up with the idea for the crime drama and describes each of the years' main characters, accompanied by pictures. Aficionados will particularly delight in Wolf's revelations about the characters' personal lives. A postmortem commentary by photographer ...
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Overview

BC's Emmy award-winning hit series Law & Order is television's longest-running drama. Like the series, Law & Order: Crime Scenes walks a thin line between reality and fantasy, presenting gritty crime scene photographs. Producer Dick Wolf discusses how he came up with the idea for the crime drama and describes each of the years' main characters, accompanied by pictures. Aficionados will particularly delight in Wolf's revelations about the characters' personal lives. A postmortem commentary by photographer Jessica Burstein features thumbnails of the pictures, noting which episode each is from, with anecdotal information, and a brief synopsis of the crime scene.
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An astonishing visual collaboration between Dick Wolf, producer of the superb, multi-award winning drama Law & Order, and series photographer Jessica Burstein, this book includes some of the most extraordinary behind the scenes images ever assembled from a primetime television show. These stark black-and-white photos are so authentic looking, the coffee-table-sized volume might well have come artfully wrapped in that instantly recognizable yellow police tape used to cordon off crime scenes. Certainly, these graphic images of bodies -- shot, slashed, garroted, and captured in unsparing, painful detail for the camera's lens -- are unsuitable for children and the faint of heart. Yet they mesmerize with a power that is curiously non-sensational. In fascinating, informative commentary, Wolf explains the origins of the long-running series and introduces the ensemble cast and crew who lend their extraordinary talents to each week's show. An intriguing inside look into the most successful police procedural in television history, this is the perfect gift book for fans of the series and aficionados of top-notch photography. Anne Markowski
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Considering Law & Order's popularity over 88 million viewers watch it and its spinoffs and reruns each week the dearth of books about the show is fairly surprising. This literary tribute, divided neatly into three sections, is more than a fetishist's bedside companion. Wolf, the show's creator, offers a brisk introduction, setting the tone with some revealing background tidbits (e.g., Wolf and his colleagues chose a bifurcated format for the show so it could be syndicated as either a half-hour or full-hour show). "Anatomy of a Crime Scene," by far the most revealing section, takes a 2002 episode, "Oxymoron," and explains how it came together, bit by bit. Wolf gives everyone e.g., the police technical consultant, the executive producer, the actor playing a corpse (she was paid $161 for the day's work) a few crisp, concise paragraphs to explain their contributions. The "Scenes of the Crime" portion shares photos of the central crime scenes (taken by Burstein, the show's still photographer). While some of the images are too obviously composed, most are impossible to distinguish from real crime scene shots. The book's final section, "In the Criminal Justice System," which gives a loving overview of the show's major players (including Paul Sorvino, Angie Harmon and Jerry Orbach), is, while good enough, probably for serious fans only, as casual readers may not be as interested in learning, for example, why the character Detective Sergeant Phil Cerreta is a snappy dresser. Altogether, this is a simple, classy and authoritative gift book. B&w photos. (Nov. 3) Forecast: Given the large number of people who watch Law & Order, this volume should find a ready audience and will undoubtedly be a popular holiday present. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760741030
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/8/2003
  • Edition description: More than 100 illustrations, duotone
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 13.16 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Anatomy of a Crime Scene
  • Chapter 2: Scenes of the Crime
  • Chapter 3: In the Criminal Justice System
  • Postmortem
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2004

    I loveit I loveit I loveit!!!!

    I got this book and I just could'nt put it down once I started! Don't give it to any kids though; I don't recommend it, but you should really get this book if you are a die hard fan (like me). :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2004

    The book is AWESOME!!!

    If u love law and order, this is what ya gotta read, i have seen every episode, and u would think that the book would just be an ordinary book with pictures, but it's not!!! the pictures look so real u will FREAK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    The Stunning Goods on Law and Order

    If you are a Law and Order fan or a fan of film noir or of forensics, this is a book you'll keep coming back to. Its physical properties - the paper, the smashing cover, the black and white photos, the design - draw you to open it again and again. You'll learn how they put together an episode and what part each member of the technical team plays. You'll find out what was in Dick Woolf's mind about each character. And you will discover, looking at the superb photographs of Jessica Burstein, how the crime scene opens up a narrative. Those scenes, most of which would fool professionals with their realism, tesify to the way light and shadow, the terror and anger of violence pull us in; make us want to know why such things happen; and how we can answer for them. This book is as gritty as the series, and as compelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2003

    LAW, ORDER, AND REALITY

    The photographs in this book exude the reality that L&O strives to depict on television. Here, however, the still images are much more haunting. A must- have book not only for L&O fans but also for anyone who appreciates photography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    Law & Order: Crime Scenes

    This book shows crime scenes from lots of memorable Law & Order episodes, some of which are my favorites (yes, I've seen every episode). The crime scenes look very real, which is probably a testament to the makeup department. I also bought the DVD, and I've been enjoying both.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    Incredible

    I am not the most devoted Law & Order fan, so I was surprised by how remarkable this book is. Primarily, it's the pictures, which strike me as a cross between Diane Arbus and Wegee. The behind the scenes info is quite interesting, but those pictures are just so incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    Law & Order: Crime Scenes

    I really enjoyed this book. The photographs were dark and intense, just like the show itself. I also really enjoyed Dick Wolf's commentary on how he invented each character. I'd recommend this book both to fans of the show and fans of great photography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2003

    This book is GREAT!

    This book is amazing and well worth reading whether you're a fan of 'Law & Order' or not. The behind the scenes look at what goes into the making of a tv series gives a total picture of all that is involved, from the point of view of the people responsible. These inside recollections are worth the price of the book alone. But the photographs by Jessica Burstein are what really sets this book apart. Edgy and evocative, this is the kind of great photography that lands on museum walls. It's amazing how something as inherently gruesome as a crime scene can be made to appear so hauntingly beautiful. Dick Wolf, in his well written introduction, provides interesting background about how the show came to be. (The story about black and white is particularly good.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    It's Awesome

    I've beem waiting with great anticipation for the release of this book. As a Law & Order fanatic, I was, at first glance, surprised to see the tact that the book takes - using the crime scenes to explain how the show is produced. But,I couldn't put the book down - it's so smart. I got a lot of new information about the show and the characters. The pictures can be overwhelming and sometimes hard to look at - they're so real looking. But, it all comes together so well. Even the cover is awesome and I wish I could frame it. Credit where credit's due - another Law & Order success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    Could have been better

    I purchased this book because I am a fan of the featured actress for the episode 'oxymoron',Amy Dorris. I was diappointed they don't show how she really looks. Also diappointed to learn by being dead on the show her chance of being on the show alive has been taken away. The make up on the various victims is realistic and there are some great shots. More pictures and info on how the scene is created would have been nice- random pictures. Still worth looking at if you are a die hard fan

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