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The Thin Blue Line—Discussion

 

 

1.  Re-creation:

 

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?