One of the most well-known events of the true-crime genre happened in West Dallas in 1976.
Filmmaker Errol Morris released “The Thin Blue Line” in 1988. The film not only exonerated Randall Adams, who was convicted of capital murder in Wood’s death, it also ushered in a now-classic style of documentary filmmaking.
The Dallas part starts at about the 18-minute mark. But it’s a must-listen for true-crime junkies from the beginning because Morris starts with the story of a film he never made, “Nub City,” about a remote town in Florida whose residents were known for taking advantage of the dismemberment clause in hunting and life insurance policies. The tagline was going to be, “If they would do this to themselves, imagine what they would do to you.”