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  • The most provocative miscarried-justice movie ever. [26 Aug 1988]

  • A fact-filled study that's also a full-fledged work of cinema art. [2 Sept 1988]

  • Morris' visual style in The Thin Blue Line is unlike any conventional documentary approach. Although his interviews are shot straight on, head and shoulders, there is a way his camera has of framing his subjects so that we look at them very carefully, learning as much by what we see as by what we hear. show more

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