Of Dolls and Murder filmmakers, Susan Marks and John Kurtis Dean, posted this feature on their film’s blog space. The feature is from the magazine Minnesota Monthly and profiles cold case investigator Anita Muldoon and her prowess at using the latest in forensic technology to crack open cases long thought unsolvable. In both the magazine story and the digital featurette, notice the use of crime investigation narrative techniques to describe Muldoon, her colleagues, and the investigatory process. As you review these pieces, consider the rhetorical power of phrases like “dead men do tell tales” or “the dead speak.” What kind of images does the featurette juxtapose with such ideas? What kind of connections are being made between science and interpretation, between truth and reality, between investigation and imagination?
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