SJ The Thin Blue Line

SJ The Thin Blue Line - Morris is never seen and his voice...

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Although Errol Morris’ documentary The Thin Blue Line provides a strong amount of evidence that an innocent man was wrongly convicted of murder, the filmmaker remains objective and leaves it up to the viewer. Unlike many documentaries, the filmmaker does not involve himself in the film (except at the very end, when he conducts an audio interview). The film has no narration, and although it is presumed that he is conducting all of the interviews in the film,
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Unformatted text preview: Morris is never seen and his voice is never heard. The only dialogue in the film comes from the interviewees themselves. A reenactment of the crime is shown many times throughout the film, but each time it is shown according to how a given witness describes it as happening. There is no manipulation by Morris, but the film still makes a successful argument....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course FILM 1171 taught by Professor Cagle during the Fall '08 term at Temple.

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