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Uniform Title Thin blue line (Motion picture)
Title The thin blue line [videorecording] / IFC Films ; an American Playhouse presentation ; an Errol Morris film ; executive producer, Lindsay Law ; produced by Mark Lipson ; directed by Errol Morris.

Publication Info. [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    364.1523 THI    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch DVD    364.1523 THI    Available
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition, widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 753
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 753.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Note Documentary.
Performer 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.
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.
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 1988.
Summary 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.
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.
Contents Special features: Errol Morris (interview) -- Joshua Oppenheimer (interview) -- Today : "close up" (Today show interview with Randall Adams, attorney Randy Schaffer, and director Errol Morris).
Subject Murder -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Police murders -- Texas -- Case studies.
Adams, Randall Dale -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Harris, David, 1960-2004.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Morris, Errol, film director.
Law, Lindsay, film producer.
Lipson, Mark, film producer.
Adams, Randall Dale, commentator.
Harris, David, 1960-2004, commentator.
Rose, Gus, commentator.
Johnson, Jackie (Homicide detective), commentator.
Touchton, Marshall, commentator.
Czapsky, Stefan, director of photography.
Chappell, Robert, 1952- director of photography.
Bafaloukos, Ted, production designer.
Barnes, Paul, 1951- film editor.
Glass, Philip, composer (expression)
Riesman, Michael, conductor.
Oppenheimer, Joshua, 1974- interviewee (expression)
Schaffer, Randy, interviewee (expression)
Musser, Charles, writer of supplementary textual content.
IFC Films, production company.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781604659719
Standard No. 715515142014
Music No. CC2463D The Criterion Collection
CC2463DDVD The Criterion Collection

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