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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2005, 08:57:30 PM »

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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2005, 10:22:50 PM »
I forget the name of this one but it starred Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer with a big case against the Catholic Church involving a hospital; made in the 70s.  Anyone know, I'd like to rent it again, it was really good.

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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2005, 10:31:12 PM »
Yo, Angela.

I think if law school doesn't work out I'm going to do a cultural theory MA/PHD w/a focus on the sexual repression and anxiety of influence  that the Tony/Angela dynamic imposed on Jonathan's budding sexuality. in the later of season's on the show.



Or not. :)

I like to think that I influenced this decision, as I introduced Tony to this thread... I expect a shout out in the ensuing publication...

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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2005, 11:38:50 AM »

Oh, Tony Danza. Hold me closer, Tony Danza...

Oh girl, we are so on the same wavelength right now.  That is, assuming you were singing Elton John in your head when you wrote this.  ;)

Hell yes I was!! I'm glad SOMEBODY knew what I was talking about and didn't think I was just verbalizing my Who's the Boss fantasies. Not that we don't all have them from time to time ;)

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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2005, 12:52:30 PM »
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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2005, 09:27:01 PM »
hands down, The Rainmaker.

Mickey Rouke's "Bruizer" stole the show and makes me laugh just thinking about him.
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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2005, 09:37:49 PM »
I guess there is lots of love for the Grisham movies on this board.  I never really liked any of them.  They tend to be melodrama based around a fairly simplistic moral or ethical issue.  I have never read one of his books however.  Are they any good?  I always dismissed them as pop fiction, and I usually stay away from that.

Another great movie: "M".  It is not really a lawyer movie, but it is a great movie from a criminology standpoint.  I just picked up "Metropolis" on DVD today, so I am on somewhat of a Fritz Lang kick.

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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2005, 09:37:14 AM »
I guess there is lots of love for the Grisham movies on this board. I never really liked any of them. They tend to be melodrama based around a fairly simplistic moral or ethical issue. I have never read one of his books however. Are they any good? I always dismissed them as pop fiction, and I usually stay away from that.

Another great movie: "M". It is not really a lawyer movie, but it is a great movie from a criminology standpoint. I just picked up "Metropolis" on DVD today, so I am on somewhat of a Fritz Lang kick.

I used to love the books but I have since moved on to other authors. I think the movies are mentioned here because obviously they are all "lawyer movies." I agree they are not deep thinking movies but they are entertaining (some anyway) and that is all one can ask of Hollywood these days.
I know it has been said here before but "To Kill a Mockingbird" really is a great great movie. Atticus Finch is a great character.
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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2005, 10:33:56 AM »
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Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2005, 11:43:28 AM »
A Civil Action.  I have not seen the movie(starring Travolta), but the book is great (it is required reading in some 1L programs actually).