The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line - Patrick McElroy and Gilles Walters...

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Patrick McElroy and Gilles Walters
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Elements of a Documentary Aims to present factual information about the world, and asks us to assume that it presents trustworthy information about its subject. (This film also invites the viewer to question information and the relationship between fact and fiction) Documentary Form: Rhetorical: The goal is to persuade the audience to adopt an opinion about the subject matter and to act on that opinion. (Purpose convince viewer of Randall Adam’s innocence and to present fallacies and injustice rampant throughout the criminal justice system) Synthetic: Combination of actual Interviews and testimony, archival material, and reenactments Performed by actors. Narrative: The Thin Blue Line illustrates how a documentary can use narrative form by telling the story of events leading up to and following the murder of Officer Wood.
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Narration There is no voice-over narrator explaining the situation and no captions identifying the speakers or providing dates.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course FILM 270WR taught by Professor Sen during the Spring '07 term at Emory.

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The Thin Blue Line - Patrick McElroy and Gilles Walters...

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