This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett to discuss Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder.
About the film:
A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast—with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecutor and the legendary attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge—and an influential score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is an American movie landmark, nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture.
Buy The Film On Amazon:
Watch Criterion’s Three Reasons Video:
- Anatomy of a Murder (1959) – The Criterion Collection
- Anatomy of a Murder: Atomization of a Murder – The Criterion Collection
- Letters from John: Getting to Know the Author of Anatomy of a Murder
- Anatomy of a Murder (1959) – IMDb
- Anatomy of a Murder – Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
- Anatomy of a Murder (1959) – Art of the Title
- Who dunnit? What did they do? Who cares? – Anatomy of a Murder
- Anatomy of a Murder – Senses of Cinema
- Legal Ethics Issues in the ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ Movie
- Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension)
- David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion Reflections)
- Trevor Berrett (Twitter / Mookse and Gripes)
Music from this episode is by Duke Ellington.