Law & Order: Crime Scenes

Law & Order: Crime Scenes

by Dick Wolf
     
 
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,

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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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760741030
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/08/2003
Edition description:
More than 100 illustrations, duotone
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
13.16(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.88(d)

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