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Unformatted text preview: Stacey Yip COGN 21: Section A01 Ayhan Aytes 8 March 2011 Representing Reality in The Thin Blue Line In 1976, Dallas police officer, Robert W. Wood, was murdered during a traffic stop. Upon further investigation, the two leading suspects were found to be sixteen year old David Harris and twenty-eight year old Randall Adams. Controversy has followed this case due to the different alibis that both suspects told, and the difficulty in finding the real perpetrator of the murder. The Thin Blue Line is a documentary that reproduces what happened during the night of the murder and uses various witness testimonials to try and piece together the real events that led up to the killing of Wood. Because of the very different alibis from the two suspects and the various witness accounts that differ, the depiction of that night is hazy at best. In Errol Morris documentary, The Thin Blue Line , the director uses extreme close-up shots, strange camera angles, and music to represent reality as something that is not always clear-cut but can easily be...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course COGN 21 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08