'Anatomy of a Murder,' 'A Man Escaped': crime and punishment


Rather than concentrate on the execution of the crime, this week's DVDs focus on what comes afterward: first the trial, then, for the unlucky, time behind bars.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, 1959's "Anatomy of a Murder" is one of the great American courtroom dramas. Directed by Otto Preminger, it features Jimmy Stewart as a small-town lawyer defending Ben Gazzara against a murder charge brought by George C. Scott's hard-driving prosecutor.
Archetypes don't get more archetypal than this, with a great Duke Ellington score thrown in for good measure. It... read more

 
4 April 2013 in Entertainment, Views: 1
 


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