This is a complete presentation on Film - JUSTICE - Law - Right v. Wrong. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY. Films include:
Shadow of a Doubt, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943
Strangers on a Train, Alfred Hitchcock, 1951
Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton, 1955
12 Angry Men, Sidney Lumet, 1957
Pawnbroker, Sidney Lumet, 1964
Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut, 1968
Mississippi Mermaid, François Truffaut, 1969
Chinatown, Roman Polanski, 1974
Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmüller, 1975
Last Wave, Peter Weir, 1977
Long Good Friday, John MacKenzie, 1980
Verdict, Sidney Lumet, 1982
Daniel, Sidney Lumet, 1983
Times of Harvey Milk, Robert Epstein, 1984
Cry in the Dark, Fred Schepisi, 1988
Thin Blue Line, Errol Morris, 1988
Crimes & Misdemeanors, Woody Allen, 1989
Romper Stomper, Geoffrey Wright, 1992
Red, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994
After the Wedding, Susanne Bier, 2006
Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford, Andrew Dominik, 2007
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Sidney Lumet, 2007
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, 2009
Girl Who Played with Fire, Daniel Alfredson, 2009
Drive, Nicholas Winding Redfn, 2011
Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund, 2014
Tower, Keith Maitland, 2016
Elle, Paul Verhoeven, 2016
O.J., Made in America, 2016, Ezra Edelman
Films About Justice & Law
Justice permeates all of life and the law. It is present in both civil and criminal law. It is even present in situations for which the law lags behind. We may not know the law but we know, we sense, when justice has been done and when it hasn’t. These films deal with justice in the many ways it manifests itself as an all abiding human need and demand. There are the obvious forms, such as when someone has been murdered and the killer must be held to account. We open with two such films, by the master of them, Alfred Hitchcock. They are "Shadow of a Doubt" and "Strangers on a Train".
Then there are the less obvious. E.L. Doctorow was fascinated by two children who were orphaned when their parents were executed as spies in "Daniel," a fictional film based on the true life Ethel and Julius Rosenberg executions. What did justice mete out for those two children who had no family willing to claim them? Or how about when an avalanche occurs and the father turns and runs from it, leaving his wife and children behind? They all survive but can they survive as a family knowing that he fled, in "Force Majeure?"
A man who cares for orphans in Africa is invited to a wedding back home in Denmark. There he discovers that he has a biological daughter (the bride) whom he never knew existed. Shortly he finds himself caught between choosing caring for this unknown daughter, her brothers and their mother over his African orphans in "After the Wedding".
Harold, a man with primarily gangster connections in London, is putting together the biggest deal of his life. The American mafia has come to visit him to join with his enterprise. However, one of his employees had dealings with the IRA behind his back and stiffed the IRA for $5,000. The IRA is hitting Harold back by bombings and killings for this betrayal. Harold thinks that he can handle the IRA like he handles rival gangsters. The IRA metes out justice for Harold that the law never could. His entire world comes crashing down in "The Long Good Friday."
All of the films in this presentation deal with some aspect of justice which needs to be served.
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