256 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    255 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    This book is an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of law and film. It explores interconnections that are usually ignored between law and film through three main themes:

    • A Fantastic Jurisprudence explores representations of law in law
    • Law, Aesthetics and Visual Technologies focuses on the visual aspects of law's moving image
    • Regulation: Histories, Cultures, Practices brings together work on different dimensions and contexts of regulation, censorship, state subsidies and intellectual property to explore the complex inter-relationship between the state, industry and private regulation.

    Law's Moving Image is an innovative, multi-disciplinary contribution to the rapidly growing fields of study in law and film, law and visual culture, law and culture, criminology, social and cultural studies. It will be of interest to students and academics involved in these areas.

    Heavenly Justice; Once More Unto the Breach: Branagh's Henry V, Blair's War and the UK Constitution; 'It's the Vibe!': The Common Law Imaginary Down Under; Rebel Without a Cause?; Toy Law, Toy Joy, Toy Story 2; On Realism and the Law Film: the Case of Oscar Wilde; Trial as Documentary: Images of Eichmann; Film and Law: In Search of a Critical Method; Endless Street, Pursued by Ghosts; 'Into the Blue': The Cinematic Possibility of Judgment with Passion; Not Harmless Entertainment: State Censorship and Cinema in the Transitional Era; The Natives are Looking: Cinema and Censorship in Colonial India; Rethinking Regulation: Violence and 1967 Hollywood; Cultural 'Patronage' Versus Cultural 'Defence': Alternatives to National Film Policies; How the Movie Moguls Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Technologies: Copyright and Film; A More Developed Sign: the Legal Mediation of Things.


    Leslie J Moran, Emma Sandon, Elena Loizidou, Ian Christie all Birkbeck College, University of London.