The Use of Interviews in Documentaries - Video Essay - "The Act of Killing" & "The Thin Blue Line"

Interviews are a staple of documentary filmmaking. In this video essay, Taidgh Richards compares and contrasts Joshua Oppenheimer’s and Errol Morris’s interview techniques in their respective documentaries, The Act of Killing (2012) and The Thin Blue Line (1988), exploring the effect each film’s interviews have on the audience and the film as a whole.


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