The Judgment At Nuremberg Film Analysis

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The movies "The Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961) and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) are among other popular courtroom dramas film genre. While it is believed that filmmakers rarely illustrate reality on their storyline, these movies precisely represent legal reality. Both movies focus on legal stories where their complexity is related to questions of justice, responsibility, and morality while they still retain a dramatic edge. The movie "The Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961) portrays the post-war crime trials of four men who were judges themselves in German Courts during the World War II when Hitler was in power in Germany. The movie was inspired by the actual trial that happened in Nuremberg in 1947. While the world paid attention to the…show more content…
In spite of both movies being productions that show that the social and political issues of the mid-twentieth-century and sharing the common concerns with law and justice, these movies present quite different outcomes. The "Judgment at Nuremberg" focus on two main issues, both of which are beyond historical setting and events featured in the film. Firstly, there is a degree of moral accountability of human beings to be responsible for the well-being of others. Secondly, the complexity of law/ justice and political /social concerns such as developing the Cold War and rising of the Communism system in Eastern Europe. Moreover, for a film as "To Kill a Mockingbird" that presents clear and tireless acts of prejudice and racial hatred to be shown in theaters at the time when racial tension was at its height in American is nothing short of astounding. While this movie confronts bigotry head-on and the viewers are aware of it, I also wonder if today story like this could be even be presented and questioned for its political correctness and be appreciated by the general
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