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Thin Blue Line, The

Synopsis
While researching another project, filmmaker Errol Morris became fascinated by the case of Randall Dale Adams, a man on death row for the murder of a policeman in 1976. Convinced of his innocence, Morris amassed a mountain of evidence and constructed an argument that the Texas authorities found unanswerable. After the film’s release, the case was reopened and Adams exonerated. With its cool, controlled visual style, pulsing Philip Glass score and overlaying of multiple viewpoints this is innovative, fascinating and just cinema. Music by Philip Glass
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1988
Subjects
Film studies; Law
Keywords
criminal law; criminology; documentary films; murder; police; Texas; legal evidence

Credits

Director
Errol Morris
Producer
Mark Lipson
Contributor
Philip Glass
Cast
David Harris 
Randall Adams 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
97 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

 

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Name

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Address
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Notes
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