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Sunday, December 02, 2012

My students asked for a list of movies not covered in class this semester so that they could pick one to write about for their final paper. This is the list I gave them:

In no particular order:
Chicago (2002). Good if you like musicals

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Class Action (1991) Gene Hackman, Lawrence Fishbourn.

Legal Eagles (1986) directed by Ivan Reitman

A Man For All Seasons (1966) Thomas More is the Roman Catholic patron saint of lawyers
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Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Billy Wilder's take on an Agatha Christie classic
The Fortune Cookie (1966) Walter Matheau, Jack Lemon, Billy Wilder directed.

Breaker Morant (1980) Like Witness for the Prosecution this focuses on English Common Law.

Amistad (1997) John Adams was nobody's favorite Founding Father until this came out; now he is everyone's.

A Few Good Men (1992) Speaking of crazy, Tom Cruse and Jack Nicholson

Liar, Liar (1997) Jim Carry

All of Me (1984) Lilly Tomlin, Steve Martin. If you are leaning towards Liar, Liar, consider this instead.

Adam's Rib (1949) This shows up on a lot of lists. I don't teach it for a reason, but if someone wants to take it on, godspeed, as Michael Clayton would say.

North Country (2005) Charlize Theron. Sexual harassment case

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) First Amendment
I'm of half a mind to shake things up, scratch my present list, and pick from this list next semester.

| Comments:
Breaker Morant doesn't have Mel Gibson in it and wasn't directed by Peter Weir. That's Galliopoli.
 
Breaker Morant doesn't have Mel Gibson in it and wasn't directed by Peter Weir. That's Galliopoli.
 
You are absolutely right. I fixed it.
 

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