Showing posts with label famous court cases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label famous court cases. Show all posts

July 10, 2009

The Bounty Mutiny

From the series Famous Court Cases That Became Movies, The Bounty Mutiny's author Edward Willett looks at this famous case and all the movies that it inspired, namely 'The Bounty' starring Mel Gibson. The Bounty was a British ship visiting Tahiti in 1789 when some of the crew overthrew the captain, William Bligh, and set him adrift in a tiny boat with sailors loyal to him. The mutiny resulted in a number of trials—both of men who mutinied and of Bligh for losing command of the ship.

Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3128-9, Interest Level: Grades 6-up, Page Count: 128

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June 23, 2009

The Amistad Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie

In 1839, a group of enslaved Africans bound for Cuba mutinied on their ship, the Amistad. They attempted to sail back to Africa, but ended up in the waters off New York, where they were recaptured and put on trial. Author Melissa Eisen Azarian explores the history behind the case, the trial, and the movie, Amistad, based on their fight for freedom. Illustrated with paintings from the period and stills from the movie.

Published in the Famous Court Cases That Became Movies series, 128 pages, full color, ISBN 978-0-7660-3054-1. For more information, visit Enslow Publishers Inc. at:

June 02, 2009

Famous Court Cases that Became Movies

Evolution on Trial: From the Scopes "Monkey" Case to Inherit the Wind by Kathiann M. Kowalski was reviewed in the latest issue of LMC (Library Media Connection).

"The author compares the real-life trial to the movie in step-by-step analysis but did skew the public's understanding of the trial itself. The author also shares how the controversy continues to this day having ignited high emotions and Supreme Court cases. This is a book that would be an excellent supplement ot any study on evolution and/or Inherit the Wind" - Bridget Slayden, Educational Reviewer, Rogersvill, Missouri

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