History Film / TheManInTheGlassBooth

3rd Jul '15 6:16:54 PM Fireblood
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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except-a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]].

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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except-a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]].]].
3rd Jul '15 5:59:50 PM Fireblood
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2nd Jul '15 11:46:01 PM PaulA
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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except-a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker}} The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]]]].

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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except-a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker}} The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]]]]. prayer]].
8th Mar '15 4:57:24 PM Fireblood
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A 1975 film, adapted from a 1971 {{Broadway}} play, starring Maximilian Schell as highly eccentric, possibly insane Jewish New York City businessman Arthur Goldman. We are introduced to Goldman as he issues orders to his assistant Charlie Cohen over business, rants about the death of his father in Auschwitz at the hands of SS Colonel Karl Dorf, whom he barely survived, and seems paranoid that Dorf remains alive, plotting to finish him. Goldman compares himself to Jesus Christ and generally comes off as a raving, nearly deranged man. Then his paranoid fantasies seem to be justified, as the same car is seen across from his building numerous times, and he finally orders Charlie to go confront its occupants. They turn out to be Israeli agents, who burst into his apartment with guns drawn, accusing him of ''being'' Dorf, and displaying medical evidence which they say proves it. Proudly admitting it now, he is taken back to Israel and put on trial for crimes against humanity, where he defends himself (in SS uniform) from inside of a bulletproof glass booth, hence the film title.

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A 1975 film, adapted from a 1971 {{Broadway}} Broadway play, starring Maximilian Schell as highly eccentric, possibly insane Jewish New York City businessman Arthur Goldman. We are introduced to Goldman as he issues orders to his assistant Charlie Cohen over business, rants about the death of his father in Auschwitz at the hands of SS Colonel Karl Dorf, whom he barely survived, and seems paranoid that Dorf remains alive, plotting to finish him. Goldman compares himself to Jesus Christ and generally comes off as a raving, nearly deranged man. Then his paranoid fantasies seem to be justified, as the same car is seen across from his building numerous times, and he finally orders Charlie to go confront its occupants. They turn out to be Israeli agents, who burst into his apartment with guns drawn, accusing him of ''being'' Dorf, and displaying medical evidence which they say proves it. Proudly admitting it now, he is taken back to Israel and put on trial for crimes against humanity, where he defends himself (in SS uniform) from inside of a bulletproof glass booth, hence the film title.



* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker}} The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]]]].

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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a Except-a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker}} The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer]]]].
8th Mar '15 6:40:05 AM kchishol
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The original story has some unusually strong links to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise: Creator/LeonardNimoy played the lead role in the original play and the story was remade into the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' BottleEpisode, "Duet," one of the finest episodes of that series.

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The original story has some unusually strong links to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise: Creator/LeonardNimoy played the lead role in the original play and the story was remade into the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' BottleEpisode, "Duet," "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E19Duet Duet]]," one of the finest episodes of that series.
8th Mar '15 6:38:29 AM kchishol
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A 1975 film starring Maximilian Schell as highly eccentric, possibly insane Jewish New York City businessman Arthur Goldman. We are introduced to Goldman as he issues orders to his assistant Charlie Cohen over business, rants about the death of his father in Auschwitz at the hands of SS Colonel Karl Dorf, whom he barely survived, and seems paranoid that Dorf remains alive, plotting to finish him. Goldman compares himself to Jesus Christ and generally comes off as a raving, nearly deranged man. Then his paranoid fantasies seem to be justified, as the same car is seen across from his building numerous times, and he finally orders Charlie to go confront its occupants. They turn out to be Israeli agents, who burst into his apartment with guns drawn, accusing him of ''being'' Dorf, and displaying medical evidence which they say proves it. Proudly admitting it now, he is taken back to Israel and put on trial for crimes against humanity, where he defends himself (in SS uniform) from inside of a bulletproof glass booth, hence the film title.

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A 1975 film film, adapted from a 1971 {{Broadway}} play, starring Maximilian Schell as highly eccentric, possibly insane Jewish New York City businessman Arthur Goldman. We are introduced to Goldman as he issues orders to his assistant Charlie Cohen over business, rants about the death of his father in Auschwitz at the hands of SS Colonel Karl Dorf, whom he barely survived, and seems paranoid that Dorf remains alive, plotting to finish him. Goldman compares himself to Jesus Christ and generally comes off as a raving, nearly deranged man. Then his paranoid fantasies seem to be justified, as the same car is seen across from his building numerous times, and he finally orders Charlie to go confront its occupants. They turn out to be Israeli agents, who burst into his apartment with guns drawn, accusing him of ''being'' Dorf, and displaying medical evidence which they say proves it. Proudly admitting it now, he is taken back to Israel and put on trial for crimes against humanity, where he defends himself (in SS uniform) from inside of a bulletproof glass booth, hence the film title.

The original story has some unusually strong links to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise: Creator/LeonardNimoy played the lead role in the original play and the story was remade into the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' BottleEpisode, "Duet," one of the finest episodes of that series.
16th Jul '14 7:07:54 PM Fireblood
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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer}}]].

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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way. [[{{Tearjerker [[{{Tearjerker}} The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer}}]].prayer]]]].
16th Jul '14 7:06:32 PM Fireblood
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* LargeHam: Schell is an incredible example, hamming it up nonstop in the film as Goldman/Dorf, chewing the scenery furiously.

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* LargeHam: Schell is an incredible example, hamming it up nonstop in the film as Goldman/Dorf, chewing the scenery furiously.Goldman/Dorf.
16th Jul '14 7:06:19 PM Fireblood
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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way]].

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* TheReveal: It seems the prosecution has an open and shut case against Dorf at first, particularly since he proudly admits to all the crimes they accuse him of. [[spoiler: Except -- a dentist is called in to authenticate an X-Ray of Dorf's teeth, who at last reveals they were replaced with the defendant's for money. The physician is recalled to confess that he did the same with X-Rays of Dorf's spine from a surgery. He was Goldman all along. When asked why he did it, Goldman first locks himself in the booth, then sits inside as the memory of his experience overtakes him. At last he goes catatonic, having apparently been driven insane by this experience. It seems that was his reason for pretending to be Dorf in this way]].way. [[{{Tearjerker The people in the courtroom surround him, reciting a Jewish prayer}}]].
29th Oct '12 2:38:57 AM Fireblood
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Nowadays most audiences will have seen films going into far more detail on the Nazi crimes in the Holocaust. At [[TheSeventies the time]], however, this was not as widely known, and it was one of the first films about the subject.
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