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Old 03-21-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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Really good review of the upcoming HBO movie about the Phil Spector murder trial.

'Phil Spector,' on trial - latimes.com

I followed that trial pretty closely - there was a lot of evidence of guilt - and much of that evidence is either ignored or dismissed. Instead HBO portrays Spector as an innocent man unable to find justice because of his celebrity (isn't it usually the other way around - guilty celebrities going free?).
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I read a review of it today in the paper by a journalist who covered both of Spector's murder trials who said it was "a bomb factually." She said it makes a joke of the justice system.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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Resurrecting an old thread here. A while back, I saw David Mamet's Phil Spector film for the first time; Not surprisingly, this was excellent. Pacino was spot-on as Spector; perfect casting, and I can't imagine anyone else playing that role as well as he did.

Obviously PS got preferential treatment because he was a celebrity, and he obviously had more $ to pay for expensive lawyers than if he had been a regular Joe off the street. However, he was still convicted. Interesting. This is one of the few times when I think the criminal justice system worked well - i.e., it rightfully convicted a celebrity who committed a horrible crime, despite his celebrity status & wealth. This rarely happens, obviously.

That being said, how much of this case was tried in the court of public opinion?! There were a lot of protesters in front of the court-house during the trial who obviously hated PS.

It also seemed that PS's eccentricites ended up working against him. I'm sure those outlandish wigs he wore in the courtroom didn't help his case....Not sure why he thought that was a good idea....

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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I read a book about him a while back and if it is accurate, it's surprising it took the piece of sh*t that long to kill someone.

It mentioned other times when he held people hostage with pistols etc. Police called to scene..."phil you can't keep doing this. Ok, see ya."
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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Really good review of the upcoming HBO movie about the Phil Spector murder trial.

'Phil Spector,' on trial - latimes.com

I followed that trial pretty closely - there was a lot of evidence of guilt - and much of that evidence is either ignored or dismissed. Instead HBO portrays Spector as an innocent man unable to find justice because of his celebrity (isn't it usually the other way around - guilty celebrities going free?).
Not so much that they didn't find him guilty, though.
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