The Judgment At Nuremberg, And To Kill A Mockingbird: 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 beginning of the Cold War, these German judges are accused of using their office to sentence political execution, forcing sterilization on mentally ill individuals, and implementing racial laws. The defense is based on two arguments. The first argument is that judges executed the law of their country and the second argument is that Germany was under the war and economical treats, as a result, they acted in what they thought was the best interests of their country at the time. The tribunal has to prove first that these four defendants knowingly practice the unjust sentences but also has to argue how much they contributed to the Nazi regime. After a long trial, they are found guilty and given life in prison. The movie "To Kill a

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