Friday, May 04, 2007

Boston Legal

I was watching an old episode of Boston Legal and was amazed at Alan Shore’s use of office supplies and gestures to make a point. There was this case in which he was going up against the United State government for a client who was innocent but tortured at Gitmo. In his closing argument Alan stands up and sits down five times. He picks up a pen, puts a down and then he says a sentence and then he sits. And they he starts to talk again and then in the middle of his spiel he stands once again, only to sit down a couple of seconds later. He does this a number of times and if what he was saying was not so tragic and serious it would have been comical.

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