Crime Film Documentaries
| fall | 2018|

James R. Elkins


Teaching Crime Movies & Documentaries: Philip Meyer

Philip N. Meyer, Convicts, Criminals, Prisoners, and Outlaws: A Course in Popular Storytelling, 42 J. Legal Educ. 129 (1992) [on-line text]

____________, Law Students Go to the Movies, 24 Conn. L. Rev. 893 (1992)

____________, Visual Literacy and the Legal Culture: Reading Film as Text in the Law School Setting, 17 Legal Stud. F. 73 (1993) [on-line text]

____________, Criminality, Obsessive Compulsion, and Aesthetic Rage in "Straight Time," 25 Legal Stud. F. 441 (2001) [on-line text]

______________, Using Non-Fiction Films as Visual Text in the First-Year Criminal Law Course, 28 Vt. L. Rev. 895(2004) [on-line text]

____________, Are the Characters in a Death Penalty Brief Like the Characters in a Movie, 32 Vt. L. Rev. 877 (2008)

Bibliography (Law-Genre Documentaries): Articles

Regina Austin, Engaging Documentaries Seriously, 16 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 707 (2006)

___________, 'Super Size Me' and the Conundrum of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Class for the Contemporary Law-Genre Documentary Filmmaker, 40 Loy.-Los. A. L. Rev. 683 (2007) [on-line text]

__________, The Next 'New Wave': Law-Genre Documentaries, Lawyering in Support of the Creative Process, and Visual Legal Advocacy, 16 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 809 (2006) [on-line text][on-line text]

David R. Dow, Fictional Documentaries and Truthful Fictions: The Death Penalty in Recent American Film, 17 Const. Comment. 511 (2000)

Lawrence Douglas, Film as Witness: Screening Nazi Concentration Camps Before the Nuremberg Tribunal, 105 Yale L. J. 449 (1995)

James M. Linton & Mary Gerace, The "Reel World" of the Courtroom: An Analysis of a Television Documentary About a Murder Trial, 10 Windsor Y.B. Access Just. 127 (1990)

Charles Musser, Film Truth, Documentary, and the Law: Justice at the Margins, 30 U.S.F. L. Rev. 963 (1996)

Roslyn Myers, Crime Victims as Subjects of Documentaries: Exploitation or Advocacy, 16 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 733 (2006)

Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini, Seven Ambiguities: Lawyers and the Making of Well-Founded Fear, a Law-Genre Documentary, 16 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 725 (2006)

Suzanne Shale, The Conflicts of Law and the Character of Men: Writing Reversal of Fortune and Judgment at Nuremberg, 30 U.S.F. L. Rev. 991 (1996)

Jessica M. Silbey, A History of Representations of Justice: Coincident Preoccupations of Law and Film (in Representations of Justice (Peter Lang, 2007) [on-line text]

_____________, Filmmaking in the Precinct House and the Genre of Documentary Film, 29 Columbia J. L. & Arts 107 (2006) [on-line text]

_____________, Criminal Performances: Film, Autobiography, and Confession, 37 N. Mex. L. Rev. 189 (2007) [on-line text]

Douglas J. Sylvester, Myth in Restorative Justice History, 2003 Utah L. Rev. 471 [on-line text]

The Legal History of Televising Trials

Charles E. Ares, Chandler v. Florida: Television, Criminal Trials, and Due Process,1981 Sup. Ct. Rev. 157

Bibliography (Documentary Film): Books

Thomas Austin, Watching the World: Screen Documentary and Audiences (England: Manchester University Press, 2007)

Megan Cunningham, Art of the Documentary: Ten Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers (New Riders, 2005)

Bill Nichols, Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1991)

Bibliography (Documentary Film): Articles

Dirk Eitzen, When Is a Documentary?: Documentary as a Mode of Reception, 35 (1) Cinema Journal 81 (1995)

Jil Godmilow, How Real is the Reality in Documentary Film?, 36 (4) History & Theory 80 (1997)(a conversation with Ann-Louise Shapiro)

Leger Grindonb, Q & A: Poetics of the Documentary Film Interview, 60 The Velvet Light Trap 4 (Fall, 2007)



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