In an earlier post, we compared Hollywood's dramatic portrayals of court cases with the relatively boring and tedious progression of a real trial. Perhaps, that post overlooks the tremendous emotional impact of cases on the lives of participants.
below is a video compilation of Hollywood portrayals of trials. Pay attention, in particular, to the courtroom reactions as a verdict is announced. Then view the video of a rel verdict announcement. No movie can effectively portray that.
And then there is this tragic scene: