Category Archives: Film

A Brief History of Cameras in Court

Blog Category: Current Affairs, Film, Photography, The Justice System

Earlier this month Sky, ITN and the BBC lobbied the government to allow cameras in court. The hope is that criminal trials could be televised as early as early as 2015. The ban on taking photographs goes back to 1925 … Continue reading

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The Jury: Perverting the Course of Justice

Blog Category: Film, The Justice System

Forget the legal inaccuracies, the irrelevant sub-plots and the intrusive commercial breaks. What really killed off ITV’s The Jury was a lack of confidence in courtroom drama. It looked promising enough. Written by the Oscar-nominated author of Frost/Nixon and The … Continue reading

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Violence in Films and Computer Games: Guest Blog

Blog Category: Film, Media

Does the portrayal of violence in the media affect human behaviour? Should we be concerned about violence in computer games, books and film? These questions are being asked more often as games in particular grow ever more realistic. The US … Continue reading

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Blog Category: Film, Media

The cult film noir Detour has an unusual take on murder. The ‘hero’ is neither a hardened criminal or an innocent man fighting for justice. Instead the main character, hitchhiker Al Roberts, asks us to believe that he has accidentally … Continue reading

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