The Verdict Analysis

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While watching “The Verdict” I saw several terms and actions that I learned about in class over the past unit. I could see the type of judge that was portrayed in this film, how the lawyers behaved, and each side 's story. I felt this story really tried to portray the larger image cast throughout the story arc. Despite what the main trends indicated in the plot, the moment to moment interactions created a more prominent and relevant development to the understanding of law and order. As the story began to develop the viewer’s were able to see two main antagonist, and one of them was the judge. We find this out as Frank is asking questions to his witness, and the judge interrupts and asks his own questions. Later in that scene they show the…show more content…
Watching the lawyers work was a major part of this film as the main character was in fact a lawyer. We watched as Frank went about his work and all the hard effort he put into it. One of the things I felt was very realistic about this movie was the out of court situations. They did a great job displaying how the hospital wanted to settle the case before it even appeared in the courtroom. This is very realistic because 95% of cases end in pre-trial settlements according to (http://thelawdictionary.org/article/what-percentage-of-lawsuits-settle-before-trial-what-are-some-statistics-on-personal-injury-settlements/). The movie was made interesting by Frank not wanting to take the pre-court settlement, and how that wound up backfiring on him as his main witness was unable to come to trial. The situation really let us see the scrambling that occurs afterwards showing us all the hard work he has to put in and how demanding the job…show more content…
I felt “The Verdict” was a very good courtroom drama to watch, if the viewer what 's an in depth look at law and order. Often times courtroom drama’s will focus on the sides and attempt to have dramatic case’s, such as defending a serial killer, or proving someone 's innocence. “The Verdict did not have this at all, which allowed us to focus on the lawyers. While paying close attention to the lawyers we can see many things that were taught in class. I for one, was able to pick up on the talk of previous precedent, and what type of judge was presiding over the case. The movie also showed a very realistic side to the law, by showing the case almost being settled pre-court. Something that happens in about 95% of cases. Overall the film did a good job showcasing the true side of law and order, and displayed several key terms that we learned about in
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