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  1. Truth Tales and Trial Films


    URL/Identifizierer http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=959274
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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Berichte aus Forschung, Projekten, Tagungen>>
    UrheberSilbey, Jessica M.
    Verleger Suffolk University <Boston, Mass.> / Law School
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2007
    Umfang 39 S.
    Schlagworte FWGerichtsfilm; Filmanalyse; Filminterpretation -> Interpretation Film; Recht
    Beschreibung "Investigations into law and popular culture preoccupy themselves with understanding how law and popular cultural forms work together to challenge or sustain community structures, identity and power. It is inevitable at this point in our cultural history that law and popular culture are intertwined. There are too many television shows, films, popular novels and web-based entertainment to withdraw "the law" (whatever that is) from the domain of popular culture. This article takes as a given the intermixing of law and popular culture, embracing it as a new feature of our popular legal consciousness. I suggest that one result of this mixing -- what I call truth tales, which are fictionalized films that are nonetheless based on true stories about law -- is to enhance our critical capacity to engage the law as a hopeful and evolving web of social, civic and political codes that shape our expectations for justice in contemporary society. This article proceeds in five parts. Part I outlines a brief history of interdisciplinary legal studies, in particular law and cultural studies. Part II discusses the subfield within law and cultural studies of law and film, as a way to set the stage for a longer discussion in Parts IV and V of two truth tales, "Compulsion" and "Swoon." Part III more specifically describes the parameters of the "truth tale" as a subgenre of courtroom drama that affects a particular kind of popular legal consciousness, one that accepts as futile law's presumed search for unconditional truth and embraces instead the legal system's promise of due process as based on normative values of fairness. Parts IV and V are close readings of the two films by way of application of the interpretive methodology and conceptual framework outlined in Parts II and III." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturTHE INTERDISCIPLINE OF LAW AND CULTURE; LAW AND FILM STUDIES; FILM’S TRUTH TALES; COMPULSION; SWOON; CONCLUSION
    Themen FWFilm>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Spielfilm
    RVK FWAP 46700; AP 53970
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceSilbey, Jessica M., Truth Tales and Trial Films. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 551, 2007; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-05. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=959274