Courtroom Movies in a nutshell

The ultimate celluloid courtroom line?

It’s safe to say that we’ve all seen many, many movies and television shows that represent the well-worn tropes of the courtroom drama (or comedy) – dramatic tension, the quest for the truth, the judge furiously banging his or her gavel, celebrations over the delivery of justice, and so on. They’ve become so ingrained into the culture of popular depictions of courtroom action that they’re almost taken for granted. That they’re hackneyed, predictable, and overdone is almost beside the point – it’s what is expected. Which is why the Bloomberg Law montage of these tropes is so illuminating, as they highlight their fundamental silliness. Click on this link to check it out!

[Thanks to Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian Blog for highlighting this one!]

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