Part of the Film School Dropouts Challenge
Week 29: Cinema Verite
The Thin Blue Line is a chilling, thought-provoking, fascinating, and the original true crime documentary that's groundbreaking by its way of storytelling. Its a beautifully constructed documentary with sharp editing and a fantastic score by Philip Glass that uses old archive footage, re-enactments of the crime scene, interviews with everyone involved, newspaper clips, and a great use of repetitions that makes the viewer reevaluate and think about every piece of evidence presented. Its a documentary that shows the consequences of false informations, the failing of a criminal justice system, and raises questions about morality. The film sure as hell made me angry. Fortunately, this documentary helped getting a wrongfully convicted man exonerated. Harris is such a disturbing character. Texas is a scary place man.