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Sunday, 12 July 2015

My 5 favourite courtroom films

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Anatomy of a Murder (1957)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Fracture (2007)

7 comments:

  1. I like your choices; I would add The Caine Mutiny (because of my career in the U.S. Navy) and Inherit the Wind (in spite of its inaccuracies) if I were making such a list.

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  2. Di.

    _Witness for the Prosecution_ would have to be my No. 1 film

    _12 Angry Men_ would be a close second, so much so that I found and watched the Russian version, _12_, and the version from India, _Ek Ruka Hua Faisla_.

    I did a brief commentary on the three films on Jan. 24, 2014.
    http://tinyurl.com/qbw3ued

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  3. R.T., I haven't seen The Caine Mutiny and Inherit the Wind. In fact, I haven't heard of them. Thanks for the mention. Will see if the library has them.
    Fred, indeed, those 2 films are perfect. These days Vietnamese facebookers are talking about a murder case (6 people killed) and I've been referring a lot to 12 Angry Men because the case seems problematic, the police insist on their guilt, the press refer to the 2 guys arrested as the killers/ perpetrators instead of "suspects" and people neither know the law nor understand the concept of reasonable doubt.
    Thanks for the link. I'll check out your post.

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  4. you should watch My Cousin Vinny (1992). its known as the most accurate depiction of a courtroom

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  5. Does "Le Procès de Jeanne d'Arc" (dir. Robert Bresson) count?

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