Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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The film not only possesses compelling dialogues and acting that draws you into the whole trial, but also has a very haunting presence to it; the underlying principal of humanity. Running time of 186 minutes, and not a single one of them wasted. Particularly adored Maximilian Schell and Montgomery Clift's performances.
Judgment at Nuremberg contains some of the best acting I've ever seen on film. Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland and Montgomery Clift are all great, just to name a few.
The movie is very dialogue-oriented and besides the length of three hours I was never bored during it. The dialogues are not only great to listen to, but they're also very well filmed. For example, when a person in the witness stand is speaking, the camera pans around him. Another example: when a witness is speaking about someone inside the courtroom, the camera turns towards that person. These kind of tricks give the dialogues a lot of tension.
Judgment at Nuremberg makes you think a lot about justice, as if you're one of the judges on the trial there. How would you have decided? As for me, I'm still not sure how I would've decided...
Amazing camerawork. (And acting, of course)
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This movie ranks #20 in IMDb's 1960s Top 50
This movie ranks #23 in IMDb's War Top 50
This movie ranks #137 in IMDb's Top 250
This movie ranks #232 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #439 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #637 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #710 in Doubling the Canon