Friday Night at the Movies Week 34 - The Thin Blue Line
There is not much I can say about the film that these folks have not already said. Watching The Thin Blue Line both captivated and infuriated me. Between this and Paradise Lost, it's possible to become disillusioned with the judicial system. It's easy to look back on this with hindsight, but once again it's nearly impossible to comprehend how this man was convicted, despite all evidence, or lack thereof, pointing to his innocence. It's unfortunate that more time was not spent interviewing the District Attorney and the man who originally brought Errol Morris into this case, "Dr. Death" James Grigson. It was his testimony that Randall Adams would kill again that landed Adams on death row. However, I understand why they chose not to participate, and it's interesting that the judge in the case, despite his verdicts being overturned, still considered himself as a winner. Should judges really think that way?
Anyway, this film was absolutely amazing, and I'm glad I saved it for last this month. I cannot recommend it enough.
I'm only adding this because I've been asked a few times, but yeah, I always accept review/preview copies. Who turns down free stuff? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my mailing address. And thanks.
Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org