by Austin D. Sarat
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Stanford University Press; 2005; 288 pp.
Category: Film, Law
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The contributors to Law on the Screen examine how law works in the movies, exploring the consequences of this cinematic representation of law. Images of law, legal processes and officials on television and in film have proliferated in recent years. This is significant because mass-mediated images are as powerful, pervasive and important as other social forces, such as globalization, neo-colonialism and human rights, which are transforming legal life. Law on the Screen critiques the present legal world and imagines an alternative one that expands studies of the representation of law in film to include questions of reception.