Erin Brockovich

The original screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the real-life heroine Erin Brockovich, is, in the words of Chris Hewitt, critic for the Knight-Ridder News Service,“direct, intelligent, and witty in a way you wouldn't expect a movie ...

Author: Susannah Grant

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: 1557044805

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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A moving, funny, and unconventional drama based on true events, Erin Brockovich stars Academy Award® nominee Julia Roberts as the twice-divorced mother of three young children who uncovers an injustice, takes on the bad guy, and wins. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Kafka, Out of Sight), this acclaimed Universal Pictures release features Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart and Marg Helgenberger in a gripping story of truth, tragedy, and triumph. With no job, no money, and no prospects, Erin Brockovich is a woman in a tough spot. But when she fast-talks her way into a job at lawyer Ed Masry's (Finney's) office, they both get more than they bargain for. The original screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the real-life heroine Erin Brockovich, is, in the words of Chris Hewitt, critic for the Knight-Ridder News Service,“direct, intelligent, and witty in a way you wouldn't expect a movie about a class-action lawsuit to be.” In our Newmarket Shooting Script® Series format, here is the complete shooting script, an introduction by Susannah Grant, movie stills, production notes, and complete cast and crew credits.

Take It from Me

AS FEATURED IN LADIES HOME JOURNAL, AND COSMOPOLITAN, AND ON "TODAY" "Inspiring!"­­Julia Roberts "Right up there with the best."­­Publishers Weekly "An amazingly upbeat memoir."­­Us Weekly "As heartfelt as it is breathless."­­Kirkus ...

Author: Erin Brockovich

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0071408045

Category: Self-Help

Page: 194

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In this book, the real Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning film) shares her most personal challenges and shows how all of us, no matter how down-and-out, can call on our inner strength to achieve success.

Consumer Survival

also went on to host three seasons of the Lifetime series, Final Justice with Erin Brockovich where she highlighted common American women who triumphed over adversity in their lives. She also wrote a book, Take It From Me.

Author: Wendy Reiboldt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849370

Category: Law

Page: 986

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Designed to empower readers to advocate for themselves and others, this wide-ranging encyclopedia reveals a surprising range of resources and options that consumers have at their disposal.

Movie Therapy for Law Students and Pre law Paralegal and Related Majors

Movie Title: Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures 2000) Starring: Julia Roberts; Albert Finney Lessons: Civil Procedure Ethics Plot: A cluster of illnesses in Hinckley, California come to light while a paralegal, Erin Brockovich (Julia ...

Author: Sonia J. Buck

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438975283

Category: Law

Page: 195

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MOVIE THERAPY FOR LAW STUDENTS is a fun legal study aid or law school preparatory text, which surveys about 35 legal movies, focusing on the substantive areas of laws and legal issues that the movies raise. Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related undergraduate degree candidate, paralegal student, or bar exam candidate. *Includes dozens of exam study tips *Includes useful Internet links and other valuable resources for law students. *Contains legal movie trivia and other interesting nuggets. *Geared toward law students, but entertaining and straightforward enough for any movie buff or law buff, or some combination of the two.

Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

London: British Film Institute, 1996. Orlean, Matthieu, Jean-Baptiste Thoret, Bernard Marcade, and Pierre Evil. Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood: Actor, Director, Artist. Paris: Flammarion, 2010. —Dimitri Keramitas ERIN BROCKOVICH.

Author: Philip C. DiMare

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842975

Category: Social Science

Page: 1232

View: 639


This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

English in Mind Level 1 Student s Book with DVD ROM

Erin Brockovich, an American woman, was born in Kansas. She studied at a business college for a year, then she moved to southern California and married a restaurant manager. In 1990, when she was thirty years old, she was in a car ...

Author: Herbert Puchta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521179072

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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This second edition updates a course which has proven to be a perfect fit for classes the world over. Engaging content and a strong focus on grammar and vocabulary combine to make this course a hit with both teachers and students. Popular course features have been refreshed with new content, including the imaginative reading and listening topics, 'Culture in Mind', and 'Everyday English' sections. New for the second edition is a DVD-ROM with the Level 1 Student's Book containing games, extra exercises and videos featuring the photostories' characters as well as a 'Videoke' record-yourself function. There is a full 'Vocabulary bank' at the back of the book which expands upon lexical sets learned in the units.

Women Labor Activists in the Movies

21. Peter Travers, rev. of Erin Brockovich, dir. Steven Soderbergh, Rolling, online, Internet, 30 Mar. 2002. 22. Joe Morgenstern, “'Erin Brockovich' Has Both Beauty and Brains,” The Wall Street Journal 17 Mar. 2000: W1. 23.

Author: Jennifer L. Borda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476606835

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Some of the most indelible images of women in recent American film have been of working women fighting for labor reform or to expose corporate corruption. This critical text explores films with female labor activists as main protagonists, illuminating issues of gender and class while depicting the challenges of working class women. Films covered include Salt of the Earth, Pajama Game, Union Maids, With Babies and Banners, Norma Rae, Silkwood, and Live Nude Girls Unite! Through comparative analysis, the text examines the responses of these films to the labor and feminist movements of the last half century, and how American cinema has articulated notions of disempowerment, ambivalence and, at times, the resistance of both women and the working class at large.


153 Page ERIN BROCKOVICH Supreme Quality Journal Diary Notebook

Author: Jenny Clarkson


ISBN: 1727367650


Page: 154

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153 Page ERIN BROCKOVICH Supreme Quality Journal Diary Notebook

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000

ERIN BROCKOVICH Directed by Steven Soderbergh ; written by Susannah Grant ; director of photography , Ed Lachman ; edited by Anne V. Coates ; music by Thomas Newton ; production designer , Phil Messina ; produced by Danny DeVito ...

Author: New York Times Theater Reviews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 700

View: 943


From the Oscar-winning blockbustersAmerican BeautyandShakespeare in Loveto Sundance oddities likeAmerican MovieandThe Tao of Steve, to foreign films such asAll About My Mother, the latest volume in this popular series features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every film review and awards article published inThe New York Timesbetween January 1999 and December 2000. Includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names. This collection is an invaluable resource for all libraries.

Biopics of Women

The film tells the story of the real Erin Brockovich, who helped the residents of Hinkley win a $333 million legal settlement against Pacific Gas and Electric. The production was the product of substantial female involvement.

Author: Karen Hollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000027273

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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This book is an accessible overview of biographical fiction films of women and is structured around four of the most popular subjects of female biopics: queens and political figures; entertainers; writers; and subjects of current affairs. While the biopic is commonly accepted as a deeply conservative cinematic form that represents glorification of the past and of the self-made individual, a number of biopics of women challenge all of these characterizations. They show the genre to be much more complicated and challenging to regressive ideas than has been proposed, and open to different formats and thematic possibilities. Providing an overview of key subgenres complemented by analyses of key texts that illustrate major aspects of each category, Biopics of Women examines the development of biographical films in each area and the images of successful women they project in order to investigate the issues involved in women’s representation in the genre as a whole. This is a lively and readable text for students and scholars in Gender and Film, Gender and Media, and Women’s Studies.

Whose Lives Are They Anyway

This in turn may be why much of Erin Brockovich plays for comedy actions that are conventionally melodramatic. A biopic in which a woman takes over her own subjectivity overturns expectations, inverts norms, ...

Author: Dennis Bingham

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813549302

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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The biopic presents a profound paradox—its own conventions and historical stages of development, disintegration, investigation, parody, and revival have not gained respect in the world of film studies. That is, until now. Whose Lives Are They Anyway? boldly proves a critical point: The biopic is a genuine, dynamic genre and an important one—it narrates, exhibits, and celebrates a subject's life and demonstrates, investigates, or questions his or her importance in the world; it illuminates the finer points of a personality; and, ultimately, it provides a medium for both artist and spectator to discover what it would be like to be that person, or a certain type of person. Through detailed analyses and critiques of nearly twenty biopics, Dennis Bingham explores what is at their core—the urge to dramatize real life and find a version of the truth within it. The genre's charge, which dates back to the salad days of the Hollywood studio era, is to introduce the biographical subject into the pantheon of cultural mythology and, above all, to show that he or she belongs there. It means to discover what we learn about our culture from the heroes who rise and the leaders who emerge from cinematic representations. Bingham also zooms in on distinctions between cinematic portrayals of men and women. Films about men have evolved from celebratory warts-and-all to investigatory to postmodern and parodic. At the same time, women in biopics have been burdened by myths of suffering, victimization, and failure from which they are only now being liberated. To explore the evolution and lifecycle changes of the biopic and develop an appreciation for subgenres contained within it, there is no better source than Whose Lives Are They Anyway?

Film the Law

Erin Brockovich, the central character in the film, is also a somewhat unsettling character because of her dress and behaviour. Furthermore, as we outline elsewhere, the emergence of the poisoning of the environment is a new area of ...

Author: Steve Greenfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135339661

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 748


First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems

(1-410) < HugPerson > “Erin Brockovich – 00816.avi”? (1-50) < StandUp > “Dead Poets Society – 00068.avi”? (18-55) < SitDown > “Erin Brockovich – 01233.avi”? (450-530) < StandUp > “Dead Poets Society – 00148.avi”?

Author: Sebastiano Battiato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319259031

Category: Computers

Page: 897

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS 2015, held Catania, Italy, in October 2015. The 76 revised full papers were carefully selected from 129 submissions. Acivs 2015 is a conference focusing on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. The focus of the conference is on following topic: low-level Image processing, video processing and camera networks, motion and tracking, security, forensics and biometrics, depth and 3D, image quality improvement and assessment, classification and recognition, multidimensional signal processing, multimedia compression, retrieval, and navigation.

Inside Oscar 2

Ironically, in Erin Brockovich she showed off her talents as a thespian in a movie about a weighty subject, while, at the same time, her patented charm remained front and center. As Amy Taubin said in the Village Voice, “What's pretty ...

Author: Damien Bona

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345448002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 347


FINALLY, A SEQUEL AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL! Enlivened by humorous incidents, brewing controversies, and deeply moving personal dramas, Inside Oscar 1995-2000 offers the complete lowdown on six more years of Academy Awards glory . . . from Braveheart in 1995 through Gladiator in 2000, with the Titanic phenomenon and the Saving Private Ryan/Shakespeare in Love feud in between. There is also complete coverage of the awards ceremonies?with delicious anecdotes on the presenters and performers, the producers and egos, the fashion stars and fashion victims. And, of course, a complete list of all the nominees and winners, as well as a list of notable non-nominees. Picking up where the classic Inside Oscar leaves off, this must-have guide treats us to a behind-the-scenes look at one of America?s most beloved annual traditions!

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

In 2000, Steven Soderbergh directed the film version of Brockovich's legal battle with the Pacific Gas and Electrical Company, Erin Brockovich, which highlighted both Brockovich's legal triumph and her personal challenges.

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412976855

Category: Social Science

Page: 2016

View: 573


This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet

Case Study in Short Erin Brockovich Case → the missing access to Environmental information is the theme which the famous American legal case is based on and whose protagonist the activist Erin Brockovich Ellis is, at present socially ...

Author: Maurizio Abbati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319760179

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 508


This book, based on authoritative sources and reports, links environmental communication to different fields of competence: environment, sustainability, journalism, mass media, architecture, design, art, green and circular economy, public administration, big event management and legal language. The manual offers a new, scientifically based perspective, and adopts a theoretical-practical approach, providing readers with qualified best practices, case studies and 22 exclusive interviews with professionals. A fluent style of writing leads the readers through specific details, enriching their knowledge without being boring. As such it is an excellent preparatory and interdisciplinary academic tool intended for university students, scholars, professionals, and anyone who would like to know more on the matter.

100 Chemical Myths

Mysterious diseases leading to cancer appeared and lawyer Ed Masry and his assistant, Erin Brockovich, sued the US West Coast energy corporation Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), which was thought to be responsible, ...

Author: Lajos Kovács

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319084190

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 637


100 Chemical Myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations cut through fallacies and urban legends that are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader’s interest whilst key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond.

Bigger Than Blockbusters Movies That Defined America

While some film critics expressed their displeasure with what they describe as Julia Roberts' exaggerated performance portraying the real Erin Brockovich and referred to the movie as a “standard issue do-gooder melodrama,” the fact is ...

Author: James Roman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313087400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 415

View: 700


Whether it's the hum drum existence of Marion Crane and her illicit love affair, the psychotic antics of Norman Bates, the sudden irrational migration of birds, a crop duster swooping down on Roger Thornhill in the middle of nowhere, or Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace's unforgettable dance at Jack Rabbit Slim's - they are all cinematic moments that forever changed the psyche and viewing experience of American audiences. Bigger Than Blockbusters: Movies That Defined America tells the stories behind the most significant and influential films in American culture, movies that have had a profound influence on the literary, cinematic and popular culture of our time. Arranged chronologically, the volume gives readers an opportunity to place the films within the context of the social and cultural historic dynamic of the time, making this an ideal source for student papers and reports. Each entry includes the filmmaker, actors, release information, a synopsis of the film, critics' reviews, awards, current availability, and then background on the making of the film in an artistic, economic, and technological context. Spanning all genres, including horror and drama, adventure, comedy, musicals, science fiction, and more, this volume is loaded with enough trivia and factoids to satisfy even the most die-hard movie buff. Also included are other Greatest Films compilations from the National Society of Film Critics and noteworthy sources for comparative purposes. Guaranteed to inspire forays into film favorites as well as some very lively debate, this resource is essential reading for film lovers and students alike.

The Contribution of Fiction to Organizational Ethics

In connection with this theme and these theories, we can again examine Michael Clayton and can also examine the film Erin Brockovich as well as the documentary on Enron (discussed in more detail below): Enron: The Smartest Guys in the ...

Author: Howard Harris

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781783509485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Stories are essential to any organization. They help organizations define who they are, what they do, and how they do it. In this issue we consider how fiction has questioned the moral rules, and examined such situations, and in doing so how it has contributed to our understanding of organizational ethics.