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the3rdman

The banality with which Randall's life is treated by the justice system is terrifying.
8 years 5 months ago
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Big A2

Now THIS is how you make a goddamn documentary.
9 years ago
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george4mon

that was great and frustrating i feel so sorry for randall :(
9 years 5 months ago
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icheckmoviesaccount

I think this is a much better documentary in retrospect than while watching. The endless repetition of the same Glass song along with the re-enactments (bang bang bang!) grow old quick if you notice them, but the majority of the time my skin was covered in goosebumps from the complete insanity of nearly everybody involved. "Is he innocent?" "Did you ask him?" "He's always said he's innocent" "Well there you go. Criminals always lie."
9 years 2 months ago
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peterskb45

Opened the door to Serial, The Jinx, Making a Murderer, etc...
3 years 11 months ago
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Siskoid

The Thin Blue Line is a famous documentary, important because it forced the judicial system to reopen a case and let a falsely convicted man to go free after more than a dozen years in prison. Not that this is part of the documentary; I had to look it up. The film actually plays detective extremely effectively, not really choosing sides in this 1970s murder of a policeman and letting the evidence speak for itself. Regardless of what the original jury heard all those year ago, we get a more complete picture, see all the discrepancies, and whether or not we come to the conclusion that this miscarriage of justice was willfully perpetrated against the convicted man, it shows just HOW law enforcement and the courts can fail us. Which is quite frankly terrifying. It could literally happen to anyone. Knowing that it was sorted in the end, though BECAUSE the film was made, offers some kind of relief. Without it, you'd just be left shouting at the screen about the unfairness of it all. Meticulous documentary film making.
4 years 5 months ago
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi

Thank goodness, indeed. Yet if all the anti-Fed, small-govt, states-rights types had their way, the whole country would be run by local, good-ol-boy agencies like those in Dallas County.
8 years ago
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myopia

Morris is an amazing director.
9 years 5 months ago
red devil's avatar

red devil

Truth Be Told
8 years 5 months ago
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maluc21

I just saw it yesterday and i can say is masterpiece, a dedicated work with all my respect.
9 years 12 months ago
Kiste's avatar

Kiste

A documentary for those who believe in justice and death penalty.
Great movie and great Philip Glass song.
10 years ago
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nixskits

Best documentary of the last 25 years! Shows the raw deal more people than we'd like to think receive from corruption in justice and the noble power of filmmakers to help correct those wrongs. A must see!
10 years 6 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

far from perfect, but very important

http://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/1122/
7 years 7 months ago
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