ABC (ended 2008)
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It's funny that I come across this thread.
I'm a huge BL fan and I just edited together a DVD of Alan Shore's top ten cases. I basically looked for his best closings, and then added the clips necessary to properly set up each closing. The entire thing comes to about an hour and forty-five minutes.
I tried posting each entry to YouTube but eventually it got removed due to a copyright claim from 20th Century Fox. Pretty stupid since it basically promotes the show big time. And then they wonder why the ratings are low.
I really liked the mighty rogues speech and Schadenfreude was great but as I particularly like this show for the comedy element I'd have to say the closing for "Fine Young Cannibal" was my favourite, where he ripped the district prosecutor to shreds who was charging the homeless guy who ate some of his already dead hoemless friend while cremating him coz he was really hungry
"shamless self promotion"
"Mister (my name appears first on the ballot come this november 2nd) Ginsberg"
and the finisher,
"makes you wonder, who here is really the cannibal?"
Thank you for starting this thread and reminding me of those closings. As you have rightly said, it exactly used to give chills.APart fromthose where he used to come up with justification to defend the foolish activities of some of the irrationale characters (Gerry and Catherine), all his closings were awesome.
And thanks to everyone who have commented on this thread. I actually went back and reviewed all these closings discussed in this thread from the script. My memory doesnt support me well enough, but I think the one that is not mentioned here and I liked was the "Euthanisia" one, where he was defending Schmidth's request of euthanizing her father. I got goose bumps and I really wished that James Spader could take that argument in the real world and convince the jury to come up with a law allowing euthansia.
When I used to watch BL, I used to appreciate the writer....full marks to the writer. But today, when I was going through this thread and reading the script, I must say that James Spader did a great job and I did not get those chills while reading it, and without belittling the contribution of the writer, Allen shore's delivery actually made those closings out of this world. Kudos to all
I miss BL...wish it could start again