Lights, Camera, Execution!: Cinematic Portrayals of Capital Punishment

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Lights, Camera, Execution!: Cinematic Portrayals of Capital Punishment fills a prominent void in the existing film studies and death penalty literature. Each chapter focuses on a particular cinematic portrayal of the death penalty in the United States. Some of the analyzed films are well-known Hollywood blockbusters, such as Dead Man Walking (1995); others are more obscure, such as the made-for-television movie Murder in Coweta County (1983). By contrasting different portrayals where appropriate and identifying themes ...

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Lights, Camera, Execution!: Cinematic Portrayals of Capital Punishment
2019, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9781498579667

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