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The Thin Blue Line (1988 Film)
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.[2] The Thin Blue Line has been lauded since its release and has won multiple awards.Contents1 Synopsis 2 Production 3 Release3.1 Marketing 3.2 Box office 3.3 Home media4 Reception4.1 Critical reception 4.2 Awards 4.3 Legacy5 Aftermath 6 Postmodern themes 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksSynopsis[edit] In October 1976, 28-year-old Randall Adams and his brother left Ohio for California. En route, they arrived in Dallas
Dallas
on Thanksgiving night. The next morning, Adams was offered a job. On the following Saturday, Adams went to start work but no one turned up because it was a weekend
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Psychiatrist
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders
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Whodunit
A whodunit or whodunnit (a colloquial elision of "Who [has] done it?" or "Who did it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime. The reader or viewer is provided with the clues from which the identity of the perpetrator may be deduced before the story provides the revelation itself at its climax
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Tommy (Kipling Poem)
"Tommy" is an 1890 poem[1] by Rudyard Kipling, reprinted in his 1892 Barrack-Room Ballads.[2] The poem addresses the ordinary British soldier of Kipling's time in a sympathetic manner.[3] It is written from the point of view of such a soldier, and contrasts the treatment they receive from the general public during peace and during war.Contents1 Background 2 The poem 3 References 4 External linksBackground[edit] The Tommy of the poem is Tommy Atkins, a generic slang name for a common British soldier. A term of uncertain origin, the name "Thomas Atkins" was used in nineteenth century War Office
War Office
manuals as a placeholder name to demonstrate how forms should be filled out.[4][5] In popular use, "Thomas" became the more familiar "Tommy". The poem[edit] The poem is written in a colloquial style of English,[2][3][6] and comprises five verses of eight lines each
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Tommy Atkins
Tommy Atkins
Tommy Atkins
(often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army. It was certainly well established during the nineteenth century, but is particularly associated with World War I. It can be used as a term of reference, or as a form of address. German soldiers would call out to "Tommy" across no man's land if they wished to speak to a British soldier. French and Commonwealth troops would also call British soldiers "Tommies"
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International Documentary Association
International Documentary Association (IDA), founded in 1982, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Their major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events. Based in Los Angeles, the IDA has approximately 2,000 members in 53 countries, providing a forum for supporters and suppliers of documentary filmmaking.Contents1 Advocacy 2 Filmmaker Services2.1 Membership 2.2 Fiscal Sponsorship 2.3 Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund 2.4 Documentary magazine3 Education3.1 Doc U 3.2 Doc U Online 3.3 Doc U On The Road4 Public Programs and Events4.1 IDA Documentary Awards 4.2 DocuDay 4.3 IDA Documentary Screening Series5 Archive 6 ReferencesAdvocacy[edit] The IDA helps to advocate for, protect and advance the legal rights of documentary filmmakers
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National Society Of Film Critics
The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) is an American film critic organization. The organization is known for its highbrow tastes, and its annual awards are one of the most prestigious film critics awards in the United States
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Corporation For Public Broadcasting
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
(CPB) is an American privately owned non-profit corporation created in 1967 by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the federal government to promote and help support public broadcasting.[3] The corporation's mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It does so by distributing more than 70 percent of its funding to more than 1,400 locally owned public radio and television stations.[4]Contents1 History 2 Funding of and by the corporation 3 Political composition 4 Objectivity and balance requirements 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
was created on November 7, 1967, when U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
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National Endowment For The Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government
United States federal government
that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.[1] It was created by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government
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National Board Of Review Of Motion Pictures
The National Board of Review
National Board of Review
of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, 14 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan
George B. McClellan
Jr.'s revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. The mayor (son of Civil War general George B. McClellan) believed that the new medium degraded the morals of the community
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Softcore Pornography
Softcore pornography
Softcore pornography
or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component. It is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography. It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenes, and is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.Contents1 Components 2 Regulation and censorship 3 History 4 See also 5 ReferencesComponents[edit] Softcore pornography
Softcore pornography
may include sexual activity between two people or masturbation. It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, or ejaculation
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Anarchy
Anarchy
Anarchy
is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy.[1][2] Colloquially, it can also refer to a society experiencing widespread turmoil and collapse. The word originally meant leaderlessness, but in 1840 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his treatise What Is Property? to refer to a new political philosophy: anarchism, which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations. In practical terms, anarchy can refer to the curtailment or abolition of traditional forms of government and institutions
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The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show (also Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
and Friends in syndication) is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway
Tim Conway
became a regular after Waggoner left the series.[2] In 1977, Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
replaced Korman for much of its final season (but he left the show by Thanksgiving, on friendly terms). The show originally ran on CBS
CBS
from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in the fall of 1991
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NPR
National Public Radio
Radio
(usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington DC. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.[2] NPR
NPR
produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR
NPR
programs; most broadcast a mix of NPR
NPR
programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio
Radio
International, Public Radio Exchange and WNYC
WNYC
Studios, and locally produced programs
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Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer (born September 23, 1974) is an American-born British film director based in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1][2] Best known for his Oscar-nominated films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence
The Look of Silence
(2014), Oppenheimer is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award[3] and a 1997 Marshall Scholar.[4]Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 Books 5 References 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Oppenheimer was born to a Jewish family[5] in Austin, Texas, and grew up in and around Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and Santa Fe, New Mexico.[6] Oppenheimer received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) summa cum laude in film-making from Harvard University
Harvard University
and a PhD from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, while studying on a Marshall Scholarship
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