Phil Spector Movie With Pacino Contends He May Have Been Wrongly Convicted

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Spector, that is, not Pacino.

Phil Spector, by David Mamet--airing on HBO on March 24--tells of the music legend's conviction for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in his mansion in 2009.

But the film looks at the flip side of the story.

I hear that while it doesn't exactly come out and say Spector was innocent, it does leave some serious doubt as to what really happened.

It shows that the forensic evidence really didn't support the murder charge.

That it seems as if Phil couldn't have been that close to her when the shooting happened.

That the bullet didn't leave her head, it just lodged in there.

And that a jury, when faced with a man who's known to be extremely creepy, can make extremely harsh assumptions.

Food for thought.

And yet, if I were a woman and I saw Spector at any point during his weirdo years, I'd surely da do ron ron.

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bulliesforromney
bulliesforromney

..."when faced with a man who's known to be extremely creepy..." Are you referring to David Mamet?

bethesda
bethesda

I think the point is that David Mamet hates women and loves to protect the privilege of rich white guys.

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fffghyhjmnnm

I am honestly curious if the point would be to tell Phil Spector's side of the story or is this to make the story more dramatic? If you start to doubt he did it for the length of the movie it would make it more interesting. When you look at the long string of abuse and gun threats Phil Spector's story was that she shot herself and that's pretty unlikely. 

So as far as the evidence fitting the exact theory I don't think it matters. He's the only one alive that was there. The cops could easily have the theory of how it happened just wrong enough that the evidence would be puzzling but I don't think they are going to make anyone doubt he did it.

bethesda
bethesda

If the wig don't fit, you must acquit.

(Or is that his real hair???)

williamHK
williamHK

My friend worked with Lana in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and said she was a sweet gal, with dreams of being a singer.  So of course she lept at the chance to go home with Spector, but I don't think she would go to his house to kill herself!

bethesda
bethesda

The hair!!! How could a Chia Pet commit murder?

bethesda
bethesda

What next--OJ is innocent?

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