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September 30, 1990 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
' "This case has everything,' declared the prosecutor. 'It has money, sex, drugs; it has Newport (Rhode Island), New York and Europe; it has nobility; it has maids, butlers, a gardener. . . . This case is where the little man has a chance to glimpse inside and see how the rich live. ' " From its opening lines, Harvard Law professor Alan M. Dershowitz's book "Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow Case," written in 1986, read like a breathless invitation to do the movie.
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September 30, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Before it was finally seen by festival audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals recently, "Reversal of Fortune" was being touted schizophrenically as a "suspenseful fact-based courtroom drama" and "a delicious, ironic social comedy of manners." As those audiences discovered, it is both.
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September 30, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Before it was finally seen by festival audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals recently, "Reversal of Fortune" was being touted schizophrenically as a "suspenseful fact-based courtroom drama" and "a delicious, ironic social comedy of manners." As those audiences discovered, it is both.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1990 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
' "This case has everything,' declared the prosecutor. 'It has money, sex, drugs; it has Newport (Rhode Island), New York and Europe; it has nobility; it has maids, butlers, a gardener. . . . This case is where the little man has a chance to glimpse inside and see how the rich live. ' " From its opening lines, Harvard Law professor Alan M. Dershowitz's book "Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow Case," written in 1986, read like a breathless invitation to do the movie.
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September 4, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
This small former gold-mining town high in the Rockies is reeling from an unsolved murder case involving one of the heirs to the U-Haul fortune, shot in her bed last month by someone police believe was a hired killer. Media have been flocking from around the country to cover the case, the lurid allure heightened by a slew of feuding, wealthy relatives.
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July 11, 2005 | Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener is professor of history at UC Irvine and author, most recently, of "Historians in Trouble" (New Press, 2005).
Governors are asked by members of the public to do lots of things, but the request Arnold Schwarzenegger got from Alan Dershowitz in December was unique: to intervene with the University of California Press' plans to publish a book. Why does Dershowitz care? Because the book in question -- Norman Finkelstein's "Beyond Chutzpah," due out next month -- is harshly critical of Dershowitz. Schwarzenegger, to his credit, answered with an unequivocal "no."
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April 5, 2002 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From advising O.J. Simpson to defending medical marijuana, law professors are increasingly visible in the courtroom. Legal scholars have consulted on the side for decades, but their work in court has appeared to jump in recent years because of the highly publicized and often controversial cases many now take. Motivations range from money and fame to altruism and intellectual challenge.
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September 4, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
This small former gold-mining town high in the Rockies is reeling from an unsolved murder case involving one of the heirs to the U-Haul fortune, shot in her bed last month by someone police believe was a hired killer. Media have been flocking from around the country to cover the case, the lurid allure heightened by a slew of feuding, wealthy relatives.
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