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Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion) back to product details

Terrific acting
written by johnnyclock June 27, 2006 - 2:30 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This is terrific acting by the principals: Stewart, Remick, Gazzara in an early role, Eve Arden playing her usual worldly-wise sidekick, several others. And the dramatic tension leaves nothing to be desired. The score is wonderful music done by Duke Ellington (who also appears as the piano man in a club scene). And an interesting tidbit: the man who plays the trial judge is not an actor by trade. He was a lawyer who stood up to Joe McCarthy during the infamous McCarthy hearings several years before the making of this film.
That said, I found some difficulties in the continuity: plot ideas that seemed to be raised and then left behind. Also, the general tenure has become -- at the moment at least -- out-of-date. I was disturbed by what the director seemed to be saying about his characters. Which is why I only gave it a 7. All in all, though, still worth watching.


(Average 7.84)
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