Example sentences for: amistad

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  • Newsweek 's cover package, pegged to the release of Steven Spielberg's film Amistad , assesses the legacy of slavery.

  • District Court judge who found that 1) the similarities between the two works were not substantial 2) fictional characters cannot be copyrighted, and 3) Amistad 's screenwriters rendered the similarities irrelevant.

  • "In 1997," Rafferty writes, "independent movie after independent movie arrived in theaters on waves of critical admiration, and moviegoers unaccustomed to the peculiar moral universe of indie-ness must have emerged from these experiences deeply perplexed: wondering, perhaps, how the reviewers who carped about studio films like Steven Spielberg's majestic, flawed Amistad could embrace wholeheartedly stuff as dubious as Deconstructing Harry , The Sweet Hereafter , Boogie Nights , [and] In the Company of Men ." Rafferty correctly identifies indie film's "air of smugness."

  • See March Comments at 195 (comment of Garry M. Restaino, Community Legal Services); April Comments at 6 (comment of Emma Torres, Puentes de Amistad); April Testimony at 113 (testimony of Lynn Coyle, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law).

  • An indignant Barbara Chase-Riboud filed a $10 million copyright-infringement suit against Steven Spielberg and the makers of Amistad in October, claiming that the movie contained characters and scenes unique to her historical novel about the slave rebellion.


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