Anatomy of a Murder is the name of a Hollywood film starring such luminaries as James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick and Eve Arden, based on a bestselling novel written by a Michigan Supreme Court Justice. Film historians claim it is one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address rape in graphic terms. With a musical score by Duke Ellington, it has been described as one of the finest pure trial movies ever made. Film aficionados will remember that the defense of the character charged with murder was based on an irresistible impulse.
This type of impulse no doubt was the impetus for the Abramson family and their improbable travel saga as we attempt to decipher an anatomy of a trip.