Thin Blue Line Film Analysis

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A pertinent and undoubtedly true statement which is more relevant in modern times as opposed to other pieces of documentary from the early stages of cinema. When stepping back and properly analysing this quote of Renovs, one can see that due to the surfacing of numerous biography features over the past decade, movie makers are now trying to emulate the realness of non fiction through means that has often been more suitable to fiction itself in the past. And in many cases, to confirm his statement, these have often been well received amongst the public at large, erring that of The Big Short (2015), Joy (2015), Spotlight (2015), The Danish Girl (2015), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Trumbo (2015) and Steve Jobs (2015) to name but a few. All movies that have been released in the past year and all well received and Oscar nominated. They are for the most part true…show more content…
Many times this has bottled down to that fact that there is simply not enough information to give the whole story. And in turn this has given way to recreation and partial recreation for that matter and other things in that vain. This is quite prevalent in the documentary, for which will be the main focus of this essay, Thin Blue Line (1988). Based around a proven police framing one can see many parallels with this and the hit HBO doc-series, Making a Murder (2015). However unlike that series Thin Blue Line has numerous recreations that are shot from many different angles giving way to various different sequences that allude to different people’s perspectives. Now this does captivate the viewer, although for an academic stand point they simply did not have enough factual information outside the realm of interviews. But it is important to note that this is purely in terms of content rather than the conviction of the material itself, quality is present but quantity lacking is this

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