Season 1[ edit ] James T. Hart is a law student from rural Minnesota who enters the intensely competitive environment of a prestigious law school specifically to study with Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, the world's leading authority on contract law.
Retired Harvard Law professor Clark Byse is said to have been the inspiration for the character's position at Harvard Law SchoolPaper chase not the character's personality.
James Bridges had originally earmarked James Mason for the Kingsfield role, but he was unavailable. After attempts to cast Melvyn DouglasEdward G.
RobinsonJohn GielgudPaul Scofieldand other famous actors in the role, Bridges offered it to Houseman, who agreed to fly to Toronto where the film's interior sequences were to be shot for a screen test.
Bridges called it "fabulous", and Houseman accepted the part, thus launching his acting career. Houseman then recommended Bridges as a writer for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presentsfor which Bridges wrote eighteen teleplays, before establishing himself as a motion picture writer-director.
All interiors were shot on stages in Toronto. Willis shot The Paper Chase in anamorphic format due to the "schoolroom and the graphics in the film. We used huge close-ups of John, and demeaning shots of Timothy.
Then as the movie goes along and Timothy begins to get on top of it, you'll notice the shot sizes begin to diminish on John and begin to get a little bit bigger on Timothy—until finally they are equal partners shooting back and forth.
His Ivy League Olympian is Kingsfield, a professor of contract law who passes along scholarship with finely tempered disdain. In an original bit of casting, Kingsfield is played by veteran theater and film producer John Houseman.
It is a forbidding, superb performance, catching not only the coldness of such a man but the patrician crustiness that conceals deep and raging contempt. The University of Chicago Law School called Houseman's rendition of the Socratic method "over-the-top", telling prospective students: Instead, our students discover quickly that the Socratic Method is a tool and a good one that is used to engage a large group of students in a discussion, while using probing questions to get at the heart of the subject matter.
The Socratic Method is not used at Chicago to intimidate, nor to "break down" new law students, but instead for the very reason Socrates developed it: Others disagreed; another reviewer found it accurate: This is really the only serious flick about law school life.
It's brooding and intense, perfectly capturing the dynamic between law professor and student. The movie is worth watching just for actor John Houseman's academy award-winning performance as Professor Kingsfield.
Every school still has a professor that knows how to absolutely terrify the 1Ls — for us at UChicago, that was Richard "The Hammer" Helmholz.
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