James Stewart

2012 in Film: #77 – Anatomy of a Murder

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2012 in Film: #77

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) | Directed by Otto Preminger

Grade: A

Thoughts: I’m surprised, but I actually liked this film better than 12 Angry Men. But, honestly, the two aren’t terribly similar. Anyways, the dialogue here is hot and sizzling, and, despite the long running time, it is completely engrossing. James Stewart mixes his trademark “nice guy” persona with that of a morally ambiguous lawyer. Lee Remick looks absolutely gorgeous. And the score, by Duke Eillington, is just as sizzling as the courtroom drama itself.