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Title:
The thin blue line
Edition:
Director-approved DVD special edition, Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

©2015
ISBN:
9781604659719
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround.
Series:
Criterion collection ; 753
Language:
English
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
General Note:
Documentary.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Contents:
Special features: Errol Morris (interview) -- Joshua Oppenheimer (interview) -- Today : "close up" (Today show interview with Randall Adams, attorney Randy Schaffer, and director Errol Morris).
Abstract:
Examines the roadside murder of a Dallas police officer, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of drifter Randall Adams, who was given a death sentence despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence.
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A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite overwhelming evidence that he did not commit the crime.


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Library Journal Review

Documentarian Errol Morris (A Brief History of Time; The Fog of War) got his start with Gates, an oddly affecting exploration of loss focused on a pet cemetery business. Vernon centers on a few eccentric denizens of its titular town. Interesting as they are, both are strictly interview-driven. Thin breaks new ground, using stylized reenactment footage to dramatize the recollected testimony of convicted killer Randall Adams, an innocent man whom the film helped to free. It is a must; the earlier works are more for die-hard Morris fans. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.