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Erin Brockovich


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on 26 February 2013

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Erin Brockovich genre: biographical movie/real-life story
directed by: Steven Soderbergh
produced by: Danny DeVito, Stacey Sher
main actors: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney
filmed in: California,USA
published in: 2000
music by: Thomas Newman Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich (main character)
Albert Finney as Edward L. Masry (lawyer, chief of Erin Brockovich)
Aaron Eckhart as George (Lover of Erin Brockovich)
Marg Helgenberger as Donna Jensen (victim, Hinkley resident)
Peter Coyote as Kurt Potter (professional partner of Ed Masry)
Erin Brockovich as Julia R. (waitress)
Veanne Cox as Theresa Dallavale (co-worker of Kurt Potter)
Scotty Leavenworth as Matthew Brockovich (child of Erin Brockovich)
Gemmenne de la Peña as Katie Brockovich (child of Erin Brockovich) -the film is playing in 1993
-the main characters are living in California
(United States of America)
-the film based on a real-life story, only the
love-life of Erin Brockovich is fictional The real Erin Brockovich plays a guest role as a waitress in the film. Doing so, the real Erin is wearing a name badge, on which the name Julia is written. And the real Ed Masry is seen in the same scene as a guest of the restaurant. PLOT BAFTA: Best Actress
(Julia Roberts)
Golden Globe: Best Dramatic Actress
(Julia Roberts)
Academy Awards: Best Actress
(Julia Roberts) Awards What is chromium and why is it so dangerous? -different types of chromium
here: hexavalent chromium (Chrom VI)
-it is used in paints, plastics and pyrotechnic
-dangerous for workers who work in the production
of steel or textiles
-in Europe the use of hexavalent chromium in
electronic products is forbidden
-causes all kinds of cancer and other diseases
-changes the DNA, so children are born with a gene
-it is looked for alternatives to use instead of
chromium Why is Erin Brockovich an environmental film? -it handles with chromium in the groundwater
-industries ignore the consequences of ChromVI and
harm the nature and the people What did we learn? "It sends an inspiring message about law, lawyers, and the legal system. It's also a much-deserved accolade to the supporting staff of modestly compensated secretaries, investigators and paralegals that stand in the shadow of lawyers." (Michael Asimow)

"Her drive and single-minded focus on the sick people who had been poisoned by PG&E drove the case at every point and propelled Masry, against his better judgment, into what could have been a suicidal commitment." (Paul Bergmann)

"The importance of empathy and passionate commitment to clients is something we seldom teach in law school, but which is critical to success in the world of law practice." (Michael Asmiow) Characters Setting General information Persons of reality -Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother
of 3 children
-had a car accident ->goes to a lawyer
-they loose the process so Erin forces the lawyer
to give her a job
-sees files about a case in which PG&E wants to
buy the property of Donna
-she wonders why there are medical records
-Erin visits Donna Jensen:
->she has several tumors
->her husband has Hodgkin's Lymphoma
->PG&E pays their doctor invoices in cause of
-PG&E tells the people that they would use
harmless chromium
-Erin finds out that PG&E use dangerous
hexavalent chromium which causes cancer and
changes the DNA
-poisoned groundwater so a lot of people are
-she gets important documents from an
ex-worker of PG&E which shows that the
central of them knows about the contaminated
-they win the process with 333.000.000$
-PG&E argues that they will not longer use
ChromVI in any of their compressor plants and
that all of their holding ponds are lined to
prevent groundwater contamination Scene -shows that Erin is a tough woman
-figures out that you have not to study to work
-represents that lawyers do not always right
-lists the consequences of poisoned
-shows that she is informed about all the
diseases and problems of the people
-she feels connected with the people Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Brockovich_%28film%29




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