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THIN BLUE LINE, THE

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Synopsis

Like Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Errol Morris' examination of a real-life murder case went beyond reportage and actually helped overturn the judgement of a Texan capital case - Randall Adams, the young drifter accused of murder for the shooting of a policeman was released soon after the film was screened, having served eleven years in jail, and four on death row. The Thin Blue Line takes the docudrama genre to its outer limits, intercutting newspaper headlines, bullet-wound diagrams and Texas road maps with grade-B film noir fare: a hypnotist's swinging watch, overstuffed ashtrays, smoking guns and repeated replays of the incident that changed a condemned man's life. The dramatic embellishments, which include a hypnotic score by Philip Glass (The Fog of War, The Hours) and Morris's chilling finale, challenge the conventions of "objective" fact-finding, and achieve documentary impact via the impassioned testimony of real people involved in the case.

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Classification

PG

Status

In stock

Release Date

02/06/2007

No. of Discs

1

Genres

Drama

Running Time

98

Format

PAL

Aspect Ratio

4:3

Audio Format

2.0

Colour Format

COLOUR

Product Weight

0.1400

Language

English

Catalogue Number

DAVID0904