Sunday, October 05, 2008

Greatest Legal Movie Ever: To Kill A Mockingbird

I came across this in the August 2008 issue of the ABA Journal (American Bar Association): The 25 Greatest Legal Movies.

12 lawyers in the U.S. who are connected to the film business were asked for their thoughts on the greatest legal movies.

The film that came out on top: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), starring Gregory Peck as a lawyer in a small Southern Depression-era town defending an innocent Black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

The vote tallies as well as a list of 25 other movies mentioned by the judges ("Honorable Mentions") are available on the ABA Journal website. Of course, the list is American (though all the films are very good).

Back on June 12, 2006, I wrote a post on Law and Literature/Law and Pop Culture Resources that points to many sites with material on the relationship between the law and literature, pop culture, film, etc.

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