The thin blue line

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Morris, Errol, film director.
Law, Lindsay, film producer.
Lipson, Mark, film producer.
Adams, Randall Dale, commentator.
Harris, David, 1960-2004, commentator.
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
Director-approved DVD special edition.
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1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
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General Note
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
General Note
Special features: Errol Morris (interview with the director); Joshua Oppenheimer (interview with filmmaker Oppenheimer about The thin blue line); Today: "close up" (excerpt from the March 22, 1989 episode of NBC's Today show features an interview with the newly freed Randall Adams, his attorney Randy Schaffer, and director Errol Morris). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Charles Musser.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Stefan Czapsky, Robert Chappell ; production designer, Ted Bafaloukos ; editor, Paul Barnes ; original music composed by Philip Glass ; music conducted by Michael Riesman.
Commentators, Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson, Marshall Touchton, Dale Holt, Sam Kittrell, Hootie Nelson, Dennis Johnson, Floyd Jackson, Edith James, Dennis White, Don Metcalfe, Emily Miller, R.L. Miller, Elba Carr, Michael Randell, Melvyn Carson Bruder ; re-enactments, Adam Goldfine, Derek Horton, Ron Thornhill, Marianne Leone, Amanda Carplo, Michael Nicoll, Michael Cirilla, Phyllis Rodgers.
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.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morris, E., Law, L., Lipson, M., Adams, R. D., Harris, D., Rose, G., Johnson, J., Touchton, M., Czapsky, S., Chappell, R., Bafaloukos, T., Barnes, P., Glass, P., Riesman, M., Oppenheimer, J., Schaffer, R., & Musser, C. (2015). The thin blue line (Director-approved DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Errol, Morris et al.. 2015. The Thin Blue Line. [Irvington, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Errol, Morris et al.. The Thin Blue Line [Irvington, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morris, Errol,, et al. The Thin Blue Line Director-approved DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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