The Thin Blue Line

Among the most important documentaries ever made, The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris erases the border between art and activism. A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime. Incorporating stylized reenactments, penetrating interviews, and haunting original music by Philip Glass, Morris uses cinema to build a case forensically while effortlessly entertaining his viewers. The Thin Blue Line effected real-world change, proving film’s power beyond the shadow of a doubt.


The Thin Blue Line



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Film Info

Errol Morris, 1988, US, 101 minutes, Not Rated

Genre: Documentary
Writer: Errol Morris
Music: Philip Glass