Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Lots of interesting chatter in the comments section from the previous post.
Sitting home tonight and watching the Verdict.
Query: What's the best legal movie?
Certain lawyers with an affinity for blogging about federal court will tell you that it is A Few Good Men. But for our money, it's Paul Newman in The Verdict. Rocky for trial lawyers. Our favourite part is not the courtroom scenes, as good as they are, but the scene where the Archbishop offers Newman $210,000.00. Newman asks how he arrived at the sum and the archbishop says he thinks it's a fair offer. Then Newman says that he is struck by how well the offer is divisible by three and the Archbishop responds that was the idea of their insurance company. Newman turns the offer down.
The scene where Newman yells at the Judge and calls him a "bagman for the boys downtown" also makes us smile for some unknown reason.
Can't beat Miles O'Shea as the Judge either.
Enjoy your turkey and the holiday.