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still from Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, US 1959)

Anatomy of a Murder

Otto Preminger / US, 1959 / 160 min.

In its day controversial courtroom drama in which Preminger presents a no-holds-barred view of the American way of life. James Stewart as a lawyer, Ben Gazzara as an accused army officer and Lee Remick as his provocative wife all turn in polished performances in this film noir. With music by and a cameo for Duke Ellington. In the afternoon, ahead of the screening, American saxophonist Noah Preminger (a relative of the director) plays in the Bimhuis.

poster Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, US 1959)
Anatomy of a Murder is based on a novel about a real murder committed in 1952. At the time, the film was seen as the most pure, realistic courtroom drama ever filmed, and it was regularly used to train lawyers in American legal procedure.

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Director

Otto Preminger

Production year

1959

Country

US

Original title

Anatomy of a Murder

Length

160 min.

Language

English

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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still from Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, US 1959)
still from Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, US 1959)
Noah Preminger

Preminger plays Preminger

Noah Preminger recently released the album Preminger Plays Preminger, with music from films by Otto Preminger, his distant relative. On the afternoon of 24 October, The Noah Preminger Quartet plays live at Bimhuis.

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