Like Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Errol Morris’ examination of a real-life murder case went beyond reportage and actually changed the judgement in the Texas case. The Thin Blue Line is more like a waking nightmare than a documentary, and takes the docudrama genre to its outer limits, intercutting newspaper headlines, bullet-wound diagrams and Texas road maps with grade-B film noir fare. Featuring impassioned testimony from real people involved in the case, this groundbreaking documentary is buoyed by Philip Glass’s hypnotic score and Morris’s chilling finale.
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