Reflections on Motion Picture Evidence

World Picture Journal, Issue 12: Orthodox

24 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2017 Last revised: 3 Mar 2017

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Brian L. Frye

University of Kentucky - College of Law

Date Written: December 30, 2016

Abstract

Courts have long admitted motion pictures as evidence. But until recently, making motion pictures was expensive and cumbersome. Today, making motion pictures is cheap and easy. And as a result, people make so many of them. As Cocteau predicted, the democratization of motion pictures has enabled people to create new forms of motion picture art. But it has also enabled people to create new forms of motion picture evidence. This article offers a brief history of motion picture evidence in the United States, and reflects on the use of motion picture evidence by the Supreme Court.

Suggested Citation

Frye, Brian L., Reflections on Motion Picture Evidence (December 30, 2016). World Picture Journal, Issue 12: Orthodox. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2891923

Brian L. Frye (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky - College of Law ( email )

620 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0048
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.uky.edu/directory/brian-l-frye

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