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Old June 20 2012, 08:57 AM   #724
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

83. The Thin Blue Line (A)

The Thin Blue Line -- Perhaps the best known film by Errol Morris, his third feature serves as the template for almost all of his subsequent work. The head on interviews, the dramatic re-enactments (controversial at the time, commonplace now), the moving graphics (much more dynamic than the pan, tilt, and zoom offered by a filmmaker like Ken Burns), and the repetitious, hypnotic musical score are all here. It's not quite as developed as his more recent documentaries, but it still demands your attention (even upon second viewing). In the hands of a more didactic filmmaker, this could have easily been made into a tract against capital punishment, but Morris opts for a more personal and subtle film (not that you'll finish it feeling good about the American justice system; far from it).

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