Monday, October 31, 2005

#79: The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)

Because it pushed the envelope of what docs can achieve both on-screen and off.


Ginger said...

This is such a fantastic film. I personally prefer "Mr. Death" and "Gates of Heaven," but you can't argue against this one being so influential that I wish documentarians would stop trying to imitate it.

Jasper Goodballoon said...

This was praised to the sky by Brian Hill on Channel 4s greatest documentary programme and offered as an inspiration for his own work. You may want to take a look at 'Feltham sings', 'Pornography the musical', 'Drinking for England' and his newest film 'Songbirds' for eveidence of someone else pushing the boundaries of the form.