The Thin Blue Line—Discussion
How dependent is the film upon re-creation?
Is the re-created material justified in this case? Why/why not?
What is the impact of the re-created material on the film’s structure and argument?
2. Bearing witness:
How does the film address the issue of the credibility of witnesses and testimony?
3. Documentary as persuasion:
Do you find the film persuasive? Persuasive of what? Why/why not?
4. TBL and other documentaries:
How do various modes of documentary work here?
To what extent is this a reflexive document?