Essays on PRESUMED INNOCENT


http://www.illuminedillusions.com/Presumed%20Innocent.pdf
"[T]he scene concludes with a close-up of [Carolyn] Polhemus in ecstasy as the music, grinding out brooding arpeggios, goes bizarrely dissonant, explicitly contradicting the image; instead of sharing her bliss, we are made to see that tragedy is all that will result."

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1990/8/3/a-very-predictable-beginning-to-voice/
 "His words seem simple, but the concluding phrase of "There was a crime, there was a victim, and there is punishment," in fact belies the movie's remarkable complexity."