And thus, dallas county, texas, in 1977, successfully prosecuted randall dale adams, a lowly hitchhiker, for a crime adams did not commit adams was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1976 murder of a dallas cop the thin blue line, by errol morris, is a documentary that recounts this infamous case, by way of. Watching this documentary puts you in the shoes of an investigator, interviewing witness after witness and reconstructing the various depictions of the crime unlike some true-crime documentaries that only show one side of the story ( netflix's hit series making of a murderer comes to mind), this film is exhaustive in. Unable to shake the developing story, morris settled in dallas first he went to the police, telling them he was directing a film on cop killers and wanted to discuss the adams case the result, as shown in the thin blue line, is a stream of detectives and prosecutors relating with gusto their conviction of. This is the fascinating, controversial true story of the arrest and conviction of randall adams for the murder of a dallas policeman in 1976 billed as the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder, the film is credited with overturning the conviction of randall dale adams for the murder of dallas police officer robert wood,.
While adams was in prison, harris was free to commit more crimes, including murder, and wound up on death row the thin blue line's place in film history would be secure had it only freed randall adams, but the film also codifies morris ' signature style, a hypnotic blend of talking-head interviews,. Unable to shake the developing story, morris settled in dallas the result, as shown in the thin blue line, is a stream of detectives and prosecutors relating with gusto their conviction of adams when morris tracked down the millers and michael randell, he found them more than happy to be filmed. Randall dale adams adams after his arrest in 1976 texas, randall dale adams was exonerated as a result of information uncovered by film-maker errol morris and presented in an acclaimed 1988 documentary, the thin blue line adams took the stand and emphatically denied having any knowledge of the crime.
The thin blue line is a 1988 american documentary film by errol morris, depicting the story of randall dale adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death she ends up coming off as not only nosy but starved for attention, and also greedy for the reward money that would come with help solving the crime. But the jinx is just one of many offspring of thin blue line, which launched something of a subgenre of true crime documentaries — many of them taking up the causes of innocent men, wrongly accused why are we so drawn to these stories such stories have become such a part of the documentary.
“the thin blue line” is the fascinating, controversial true story of the arrest and conviction of randall adams for the murder of a dallas policeman in 1976 solve a murder,” the film is credited with overturning the conviction of randall dale adams for the murder of dallas police officer robert wood, a crime. A controversial and true story of the arrest and conviction of randall dale adams for the murder of a dallas policeman in 1976 this documentary, with its use of expressionistic re-enactments and interview material, is credited with overturning the conviction of adams for the murder of dallas police officer.
Three weeks later, adams was released on his own recognizance, and two days after that, the district attorney dismissed all charges morris's documentary, the thin blue line, tells the story of adams's case at the time his case was dismissed, wrongly convicted prisoners in texas could get a lump sum. Errol morris' chilling film, the thin blue line, tells the story of a regular man going about his everyday life when fortune turns against him randall adams, 28, runs out of gas on his way home from work walking to the nearest gas station, a stranger stops his car and offers adams help david harris, 16, is driving a stolen. The thin blue line is a documentary created by errol morris in 1988 the film's premise revolves around randall dale adams, a man who was wrongly convicted of murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison randall's story begins after moving from ohio to dallas to find work when adams' car ran out of fuel, the.
The thin blue line is a 1988 american documentary film by errol morris, depicting the story of randall dale adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit adams' case was reviewed, and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film's release the thin blue line has. Adams had committed no crime when he was sentenced to die for the 1976 slaying of a dallas police officer, but it wasn't until the 1988 documentary the thin blue line years later, in the thin blue line, harris would recant the story he had told detectives and concede that adams was home at the time of the shooting. Mediamusic example the fragment from film documentary, crime, drama director: errol morris starring: randall adams, david harris, gus rose and others mu.
As a detective story, errol morris' documentary the thin blue line is riveting, stylish, swirling with evocative detail there's an added urgency here, too, in that randall adams, the man convicted of the killing and sentenced to die, appears to be innocent, and another man, david harris, who was the. David ray harris, whose false testimony sent an innocent man to death row before the 1988 documentary “the thin blue line” cast doubt on the evidence harris gained notoriety for implicating randall dale adams, a hitchhiker he had picked up in a stolen car, in the 1976 death of dallas police officer. In his 1988 documentary, the thin blue line, errol morris explores the 1976 murder case of police officer robert wood and the man convicted for the murder, randall dale the reenactment, and the montage that we learn that randall adams was charged with the crime even then, morris never proclaims adams as guilty. But the thin blue line, errol morris's 1988 documentary about a man convicted of a crime he did not commit, is among the handful that have shaken me to my core and kept me up at the thin blue line tells the story of randall adams, a drifter from ohio who arrives in dallas, texas, looking for work.