Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Don't Get This Lawyer Angry Or His Shirt Rips (Or She Buys Louis Vuitton)

Posted by Alan Childress

Thanks to lawyers-in-media follower Dean Kelly Lynn Anders at Washburn, we have these two sighting updates, one I am less interested in than the other.  Can you guess which?

First, Kelly writes "Remember Miranda?" and she does not mean the right to remain fabulous:

I thought I would take a quick break from our final exam period to mention something for the Blog. The film, “Sex and the City: The Movie,” will be released in the US on May 30, but premiered in the UK on May 12. The “first review” is available at The Times. Despite the two-star rating, I think true SATC fans will be excited to see it. The original series debuted on HBO in 1998 and ran for six seasons, so it seems rather fitting to have the film released on the 10th anniversary of the TV show. As you may recall, SATC featured a lawyer in the quartet: Miranda Hobbes. (See HBO site.)

Apologies to Kelly that I quoted her a bit late, but it is just in time for there to be plenty of other negative reviews she could have cited.  For another SATC viewpoint, including red carpet news that no one else would notice, see sharp-eyed Susan Scafidi (Fordham) atLouis_vuitton_pig_2_wim_delvoye her Counterfeit Chic blog in this post; see also her interesting [copyright trivia re YSL vs. Polo] review of the traveling Yves St. Laurent exhibit here.  Susan's trendy LV pet is shown right.

Second, Kelly writes "The Incredible...Lawyer" though oddly it is not about me:

How is grading coming along? I’m not a big fan of “The Incredible Hulk,” but I am a fan of Ed Norton and thought I would propose something for the Blog. The film will be released in mid-June, and I was surprised to learn that (1) Norton turned down the role in the 2003 film and (2) his father is an attorney. Additional interesting trivia is available at  IMDB. For true diehard Hulk fans, there was the 1989 release, “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk,” in which Dr. David Banner’s lawyer is none other than superhero, Daredevil. Details are available here. Apparently, Hulk creator Stan Lee has a cameo as the foreman of the jury in a dream sequence of the 1989 film; this was Lee’s first appearance in a film adaptation of his work, which would later become a tradition. That film was directed by the original TV Banner, Bill Bixby (who majored in pre-law at Berkeley). Imagining the Hulk as a lawyer gives new meaning to the old TV line, “Mr. McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” (smiles)

Nice attorney trivia, Kelly, thanks.  And to answer your question, as of this morning, I turned in all my grades.  I am also a huge fan of Edward Norton and thought of him this weekend in Montreal, because of his great performance in that thief movie with De Niro, and of course the lawyer movie Primal Fear.

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