Comparing Hollywood to The Real World
I. Introduction to the movie, Jagged Edge.
3. Introduction of evidence in a trial
The movie, Jagged Edge, stars Glenn Close as Teddy Barnes.Barnes is a former criminal prosecutor who takes a hiatus from her current corporate cases in order to defend a client of her firm in a high profile double-murder trial.She has not practiced criminal law in four years because of a case in which her boss, District Attorney Tom Crassney, withheld evidence that would have dissmissed the charges against the accused.Now she must face-off against Crassney, with whom she suspects is up to his old tricks.
Barnes' client, Jack Forrester is the editor of "The San Francisco Times."He is accused of brutally murdering his wife and maid at their Baker Beach retreat home. According to the District Attorney, Forrester murdered his wife, Paige, in order to take control of the newspaper, as well as other assets that were all in her name.
As Barnes' private investigator Sam continues investigating the crimes, Barnes interviews Forrester about his relationship with his wife and the events that occurred that fateful night.The professional relationship soon becomes personal between the lawyer and her client.The romance builds obstacles for her in the trial and creates conflicts between her and Forrester.As new evidence surfaces, she repeatedly changes her mind as to her lover's innocence.
Eventually, Barnes believes that Forrester is innocent.This event coincides with the jury's verdict of "not guilty".With her lover free, she believes that they can now