Legal reelism movies as legal texts

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Motion pictures -- Social aspects

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by John Denvir.
ContributionsDenvir, John, 1942-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.J8 L45 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 314 p. :
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL796605M
ISBN 100252022319, 0252065352
LC Control Number95032511

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