Anatomy of a Murder
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After all, there was no rush; boys would surely be boys; and to her mind I was, in my early forties, still little more than a fumbling adolescent. Basis for the film directed by Otto Preminger and featuring James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, and in a career building, riveting performance, George C. Toda esa parte me encantó, ya he dicho que me fascina, esta muy bien planteada y además no se me ha hecho para nada difícil de leer o de comprender a pesar de los muchos términos legales utilizados, pero además, este libro fue escrito en 1958, así que, también me ha resultado muy interesante ver cómo trabajaban pruebas y demás en una época con poca tecnología, nada de ADN, nada de teléfonos celulares, nada de tecnología de punta, todo se hacía a base de ingenio y verdadero trabajo de escritorio y lectura de mucha información en papel, por otro lado, también el ver detalles como el que todo mundo fumaba en todas partes, dentro del juzgado, dentro de la cárcel, en la casa de todas las personas, cosa que como sabemos, ahora es casi pecado capital. Far too long, and sadly dated, I cheerfully slept or snoozed through much of it, without missing anything.
It is so very late 50's, from the dialogue pattering as easy and funny and sharp as a Gene Kelly – Donald O'Connor dance routine, to Laura Manion's tight sweaters, to the big old chrome-and-fins cars you just know everyone's driving. My only complaint is there was a bit of swearing, and I felt I needed to keep my headphones on so others would not hear, not as much as a Scott Turrow but more than a Grisham.The room was stuffy so I opened the window and sat looking down upon the silent and empty city square, watching my smoke drift lazily out the window, brooding sleepily about the tangled past and future. One thing I like is when a book hooks me quickly and this book did just that, after a few minutes I found myself looking for opportunities to listen. I find it especially interesting because the story was inspired by an actual case handled by the author in his other life as a criminal defense lawyer. It's a pitched battle, this trial, a bare-knuckle no-holds-barred brawl in which just about anything goes as long as you word it right. For with one of those swift premonitions one cannot define I knew it was for me; it would be, I was sure, my invitation to the waltz—my bid to accept the retainer in Iron Cliffs County's latest murder.
So, as with some of his other books, this novel was developed based on true crime with which the author was familiar. gilt stamped dark green textured hardcover; decorated endpapers; all edges gilt, ribbon marker attached; very good+ hardcover copy; no dust jacket as issued. The characters are as fresh as when they were first created, the tension high, and the cross- examinations and legal chicanery full of suspense. I really liked the trial, which has great battles between the two main attorneys, the prosecuting attorney-hired gun from LOWER Michigan, who takes some shots as a snob by the UP-defender Traver, though he also makes fun of some of the small town no-nonsense life “up there”. Go ahead name your fave courtroom dramas: To Kill a Mockingbird, Compulsion, The Verdict; oh there's too many good ones to name!Manion after Manion had shot and killed Barney Quill who had raped and beaten Laura, Manion's wife; how the plea of insanity was arrived at and how Biegler planned his strategy against the current D.
The movie trailer even earned a Rotten Tomatoes “classic” designation and is absolutely true to the vibe of the book: [ https://youtu.It was okay when I pictured Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch while I was reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr Traver criticises the artificiality of some legal novels yet he cannot resist the lawyer's high blown rhetoric, the 'objection.
For all the old man’s show of cynicism, he possessed the sense of wonder and soaring innocence of a small boy flying a kite. It looks so simple at the beginning: When his wife Laura woke him up and to tell him she had been beaten and raped, Army Lieutenant Frederick Manion picked up his loaded Luger went out and shot the man she said did it, bartender Barney Quill. Coleman Peterson, who was accused of the murder of Mike Chenoweth, owner of the Lumberjack Tavern in Big Bay. The head-to-head expert witnesses, the careful manipulation of the witnesses and the jury, the role of the judge and the use and formation of precedent – so that's what draws some people to the law.For the twenty-fifth birthday of a work that is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of the most popular novels of our time, St.