Legal Film Critics
The Law According to Lumet
'Lectric Law Library
of Fortune: How Hollywood Makes Heroes Out of Lawyers
Yale Law School student, Legal Affairs
"The Verdict": Analytical Structure
Without this Story Tool a Screenplay Doesn't Work
[6:00 mins.] [Jen Grisanti]
When Our Darkest Moments Happen, It is the Greatest Time to Express Ourselves
[4:55 mins.] [Jen Grisanti]
When Does a Screenwriter Reveal a Character's Core Wound in a Screenplay?
[5:49 mins.] [Michael Hauge]
Helping a Screenwriter Understand the Inner & Outer Journey of a Character
[9:33 mins.] [Michael Hauge]
How to Make the Audience Care About Your Characters
[2:52 mins.] [John Truby] [we care about characters because of 1) their deep weakness, and 2) their goal]
Screenplay by David Mamet
The Verdict: Shooting Script
David Mamet: Bambi vs. Godzilla
Interview, On the Leonard Lopate Show; audio
Adapted from a Book by Barry Reed
Director: Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet on Making "The Verdict"
Interview on "The Verdict" &tThe Craft of Acting
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What Is the Truth?
Frank Galvin Confronts the Judge
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Woods on "The Verdict"
American Film InstituteLeonard Maltin on "The Verdict"
American Film Institute; Maltin is a film critic and film historian--Wikipedia
Paul Bergman, The Movie Lawyers' Guide to Redemptive Legal Practice, 48 UCLA L. Rev. 1394 (2001)
Richard D. Parker, "The Good Lawyer: The Verdict (1982)," in Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster & Taunya Lovell Banks (eds.), Screening Justice—The Cinema of Law: Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice 455-463 (Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2006)
"Lawyers as Villains" (The Verdict), in Michael Asimow & Shannon Mader, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book 47-63 (New York: Peter Lang, 2004)(I do not, for reasons presented in my essay, "Reading/Teaching Lawyer Films" subscribe to the Asimow & Mader analysis of "The Verdict." Asimow & Mador do, however, provide interesting background on the film.)"Civil-Law Films: The Cinema of Tort Liability," in Anthony Chase, Movies on Trial: The Legal System on the Silver Screen 104-119 (New York: The New Press, 2002). "The Verdict," in Paul Bergman & Michael Asimow, Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies 301-306 (Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, 1996) Cynthia Lucia, Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film 34-45 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005)