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Errol Morris
Errol Morris

Errol Morris (born February 5, 1948) is an American Academy Award winning documentary film director. In 2003 The Guardian listed him as number seven in their list of the world's 40 best directors. Image File history File links Errol_morris. ... Image File history File links Errol_morris. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...

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Early life and education

Morris was born in Hewlett, New York. In 1950, when he was 2 years old, Morris' father died of a heart attack. His mother, a Julliard graduate, supported Morris and his brothers as a music teacher. In the 10th grade Morris enrolled at the Putney School, a boarding school in Vermont. He began playing the cello, spending a summer in France studying music under the acclaimed Nadia Boulanger, who was the principal teacher of Philip Glass, who would eventually score The Thin Blue Line, A Brief History of Time and The Fog of War. Describing Morris as a teenager, Mark Singer wrote that he "read with a passion the forty-odd 'Oz' books, watched a lot of television, and on a regular basis went with a doting but not quite right maiden aunt ('I guess you'd have to say that Aunt Roz was somewhat demented') to Saturday matinees, where he saw stuff like This Island Earth and Creature from the Black Lagoon - horror movies that, viewed again thirty years later, still seem scary to him." [1] Hewlett is a census-designated place located in Nassau County, New York. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... The Putney School is an alternative high school in Putney, Vermont. ... Nadia Boulanger (September 16, 1887 – October 22, 1979) was an influential composer, conductor, and music professor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... A Brief History of Time is a 1992 biopic about Stephen Hawking directed by Errol Morris. ... This article is about the documentary. ...


As an undergrad Morris attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1969 with a B.A. in history. For a brief time Morris held small jobs, first as a cable television salesman and then as a term-paper writer. His unorthodox approach to applying for grad school included, "trying to get accepted at different graduate schools just by showing up on their doorstep." Having unsuccessfully approached both the University of Oxford and Harvard University, Morris was able to talk his way into Princeton University, where he began studying the history of science, a topic in which he had "absolutely no background." His concentration was on the history of physics, and he was bored and unsuccessful in the prerequisite physics classes he had to take. This, together with his antagonistic relationship with his advisor ("'You won't even look through my telescope.' And his response was 'Errol, it's not a telescope, it's a kaleidoscope.'" [2]) ensured that his stay at Princeton would be short. He left Princeton in 1972, enrolling at Berkeley as a Ph.D. student in philosophy. At Berkeley Morris once again found that he was not well-suited for his subject. "Berkeley was just a world of pedants. It was truly shocking. I spent two or three years in the philosophy program. I have very bad feelings about it," he later said [3]. He became a regular at the Pacific Film Archive, as Tom Luddy, the director of the archive at the time, later remembered: "He was a film noir nut. He claimed we weren't showing the real film noir. So I challenged him to write the program notes. Then, there was his habit of sneaking into the films and denying that he was sneaking in. I told him if he was sneaking in he should at least admit he was doing it." [4] The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ...


Losing interest in his studies, Morris visited Plainfield, Wisconsin in 1975. While there, he conducted multiple interviews with Ed Gein, the famous serial killer that Psycho's Norman Bates is based on. He later made plans with German director Werner Herzog, who Tom Luddy had introduced to Morris, to return in the summer of 1975 to secretly open the grave of Gein's mother to test their theory that Gein himself had already dug her up. Herzog arrived on schedule, but Morris had second thoughts and was not there. Herzog did not open the grave. Morris later returned to Plainfield, this time staying for almost a year, conducting hundreds of hours of interviews. Although he had plans of either writing a book or making a film (which he would call Digging up the Past), Morris never completed his Ed Gein project. In the fall of 1976, Werner Herzog visited Plainfield again, this time to use the scenery for some shots in his film Stroszek. After the shooting finished, Herzog handed Morris an envelope full of cash. Morris walked over to the motel window and tossed the envelope out the window into a parking lot. Herzog went out to the parking lot and brought the money back, again offering it to Morris, saying, "Please don't do that again." [5] Morris accepted the $2,000 and used it to take a trip to Vernon, Florida. Vernon was nicknamed Nub City because its residents participated in a particularly morbid form of insurance fraud where they deliberately amputate a limb in order to collect the insurance money. "In the hierarchy of nubbiedom, the supremely rewarding self-sacrifice was the loss of a right leg and a left arm, because, so the theory went, 'afterward, you could still write your name and still have a foot to press the gas pedal of your Cadillac.'" [6] Morris' second documentary would be about the town and bear its name, although it makes no mention of Vernon, Florida as Nub City, but instead explores other idiosyncrasies of the town's residents. Morris made this omission because of the death threats he received while doing research; the town's residents were afraid that Morris would reveal their secret. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Psycho is a 1959 novel by Robert Bloch. ... Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates Norman Bates is a fictional character created by writer Robert Bloch as the central character in his novel Psycho. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Werner Herzog. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Stroszek is a 1977 film by German director Werner Herzog. ... Vernon is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ...


After spending two weeks in Vernon, Morris returned to Berkeley and began working on a fictional script that he called Nub City. After a few unproductive months, he happened to read a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle that read, "450 DEAD PETS GOING TO NAPA VALLEY." Morris left for Napa Valley and began working on the film that would become his first feature, Gates of Heaven. In 1978 when the film premiered at Berkeley, Werner Herzog cooked and publicly ate his shoe. Les Blank made a short documentary about the event, titled Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe. According to Herzog, the shoe-eating spectacle was meant to encourage Morris: "You are going to make a film. And the day I am going to see the film in a theatre I will eat the shoes I am wearing," he claims to have said. Tom Luddy, the director of the archive, has a slightly different version, in which Herzog and Morris were arguing in a hall, with Herzog saying, "You'll never make a film, but if you do I'll come and eat my shoe at the premiere." [7] The San Francisco Chronicle, the self-described Voice of the West, is Northern Californias largest newspaper. ... Album made by Do As Infinity, released 2004. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... I short documentary film directed by Les Blank in 1980 which depicts director Werner Herzog living up to his promise that he would eat his shoe if Errol Morris ever completed the film Gates of Heaven. ...


Early career as a film-maker

Gates of Heaven was given a limited release in the spring of 1981. Critic Roger Ebert was and remains today a champion of the film, including it on his top ten best films list. Morris returned to Vernon in 1979 and again in 1980, renting a house in town and conducting interviews with the town's citizens. Vernon, FL premiered at the 1981 New York Film Festival. Newsweek called it, "a film as odd and mysterious as its subjects, and quite unforgettable." The film, like Gates of Heaven, suffered from poor distribution. It was released on video in 1987, and DVD in 2005. Album made by Do As Infinity, released 2004. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger Ebert (right) with Russ Meyer, 1970 Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is an Emmy Award-nominated American television personality, author, and film critic who began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, every week since 1967. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Vernon is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Film Festival is the one of the United Statess most prestigious film festivals, first held in 1962 in New York. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Album made by Do As Infinity, released 2004. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After finishing Vernon, FL, Morris tried unsuccessfully to get funding for a variety of projects. There was Road, a story about an interstate-highway in Minnesota; a project about Robert K. Golka, the creator of laser-induced-fireballs in Utah; and the story of Centralia, PA, a coal town in which an "inextinguishable subterranean fire" ignited in 1962. He eventually got funding in 1983 to write a script about John and Jim Pardue, a pair of Missouri bank robbers who had killed their father and grandmother and robbed five banks. Morris' pitch went, "The great bank-robbery sprees always take place at a time when something is going wrong in the country. Bonnie and Clyde were apolitical, but it's impossible to imagine them without the Depression as a back-drop. The Pardue brothers were apolitical, but it's impossible to imagine them without Vietnam." Morris wanted Tom Waits and Mickey Rourke to play the brothers, and he wrote the script, but the project eventually failed. Morris worked on writing scripts for various other projects, including a pair of ill-fated Stephen King adaptations. Vernon, Florida is a 1981 documentary film produced and directed by Errol Morris profiling various eccentric residents living within the town of Vernon, Florida. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ...


In 1984 he married Julia Sheehan, who he had met in Plainfield while researching Ed Gein. Morris would later recall an early conversation with Julia: "I was talking to a mass murderer but I was thinking of you," he said, and instantly regretted it, afraid that it might not have sounded as affectionate as he had wished. But Julia was actually flattered: "I thought, really, that was one of the nicest things anyone ever said to me. It was hard to go out with other guys after that." 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1985, Morris became interested in Dr. James Grigson, a psychiatrist in Dallas. Under Texas law, the death penalty can only be issued if the jury is convinced that the defendant is not only guilty, but will commit further violent crimes in the future if he is not put to death. Grigson had spent 15 years testifying for such cases, and he almost invariably gave the same damning testimony, often saying that it is "one hundred per cent certain" that the defendant would kill again. This lead to Grigson being nicknamed "Dr. Death". Through Grigson, Morris would meet the subject of his next film, 36 year-old Randall Dale Adams. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... · · Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City 997. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offenses. ...


Adams was serving a life sentence that had been commuted from a death sentence on a legal technicality for the 1976 murder of Robert Wood, a Dallas police officer. Adams told Morris that he had been framed, and that David Harris, who was present at the time of the murder and was the principal witness for the prosecution, had in fact killed Wood. Morris began researching the case because it related to Dr. Grigson; he was at first unconvinced of Adams' innocence. After reading the transcripts of the trial and meeting David Harris at a bar, however, Morris was no longer so sure. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


At the time, Morris had been making a living as a private investigator for a well-known private detective agency that specialized in Wall Street cases. Bringing together his talents as an investigator and his obsessions with murder, narration and epistemology, Morris went to work on the case in earnest. Unedited interviews in which the prosecution's witnesses systematically contradicted themselves were used as testimony in Adams' 1986 habeas corpus hearing to determine if he would receive a new trial. David Harris famously confessed, in a roundabout manner, to killing Wood. Although Adams was finally found innocent after years of being processed by the legal system, the judge in the habeas corpus hearing officially stated that, "much could be said about those videotape interviews, but nothing that would have any bearing on the matter before this court." Regardless, The Thin Blue Line, as Morris' film would be called, was popularly accepted as the main force behind getting its subject, Randall Adams, out of prison. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In common law countries, habeas corpus (/heɪbiəs kɔɹpəs/), Latin for you [should] have the body, is the name of a legal instrument or writ by means of which detainees can seek release from unlawful imprisonment. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ...


According to a survey by The Washington Post, The Thin Blue Line made dozens of critics' top ten lists for 1988, more than any other film that year. It won the documentary of the year award from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. Despite its widespread acclaim, it was not nominated for an Oscar, which created a small scandal regarding the nomination practices of the Academy. The Academy cited the film's genre of "non-fiction", arguing that it was not actually a documentary. The Thin Blue Line is to this day one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries ever made. The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... The National Society of Film Critics or NSFC is an American film critic organization. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ...

a diagram of the Interrotron
a diagram of the Interrotron

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The Interrotron

The name "Interrotron" was coined by Morris's wife, Julia Sheehan, who, according to Morris, "liked the name because it combined two important concepts — terror and interview." [8] The device is similar to a teleprompter: Errol and his subject each sit facing a camera. The image of each person's face is then projected onto the lens of the other's camera. Instead of looking at a blank lens, then, both Morris and his subject are looking directly at a human face. The feeling of the monologues that Errol captures on film is human and conversational in a way that is usually impossible when a person is talking directly to a camera. Ted Bafaloukos said of the Interrotron, ". . .the beauty of it is that it lets people do what they do best, namely watch TV." [9] Schematic representation: A teleprompter is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. ...


First Person

Morris used this process to film his critically acclaimed television show, "First Person." The show engaged a varied group of individuals from civil advocates to criminals.


People interviewed in the show:

  • Stairway to Heaven - Temple Grandin - "What would it be like if I actually was a cattle? Because it's important not to be anthropomorphic."
  • The Killer Inside Me - Sondra London - "When you're dealing with a serial killer day in and day out..."
  • I Dismember Mama - Saul Kent - "Immortality is my short term goal..."
  • "The Stalker" - Bill Kinsley
  • "The Parrot" - Jane Gill
  • "Eyeball to Eyeball" - Clyde Roper - Squid Hunter
  • "Smiling in a Jar" - Gretchen Worden - Director of the Mütter Museum
  • "In the Kingdom of the Unabomber" - Gary Greenberg - Unabomber Pen Pal
  • "Mr. Debt" - Andrew Capoccia - Lawyer/Consumer Adocate
  • "You're Soaking In It" - Joan Dougherty - Crime Scene Cleaner
  • "The Little Gray Man" - Antonio Mendez - Master of Disguise
  • Josh Harris - Harvesting Me
  • Chris Langan - The Smartest Man in the World
  • Murray Richman - The Only Truth
  • Rick Rosner - One in a Million Trillion
  • Denny Fitch - Leaving the Earth
  • Dr. Michael Stone - Mr. Personality

Temple Grandin, one of the more successful adults with autism. ... Sondra London is an American true crime author who calls herself the queen of serial killer journalism. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Saul Kent was a pioneer in the controversial practice of cryonics, and he has remained active to the present day. ... Clyde F. E. Roper is a zoologist at the Smithsonian Institution. ... Christopher Michael Langan (born 1957?) is an individual with an estimated IQ of 195. ... Dennis E. Fitch (Denny Fitch) (born 1943) was the off-duty DC-10 training captain who helped captain Al Haynes save United Airlines Flight 232 when all flight controls were lost, on 19 July 1989. ... For other people called Michael Stone, please see Michael Stone (disambiguation) Michael Stone (born 1925) was a U.S. (English-born) administrator. ...

Commercials

Although Morris has achieved notoriety as a documentary filmmaker, he is also an accomplished director of television commercials. In 2002, Morris directed a series of television ads for Apple Computer as part of a popular "Switch" campaign. The commercials featured ex-Windows users discussing their various bad experiences that motivated their own personal switches to Macintosh. One commercial in the series, starring a high-school friend of his son Hamilton Morris, named Ellen Feiss, became an Internet fad. Morris has directed hundreds of commercials for various companies and products, including Adidas, AIG, Cisco Systems, Citibank, Levi's, Miller High Life, Nike, PBS, The Quaker Oats Company, Southern Comfort, Toyota and Volkswagen. Many of these commercials are available on his website. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems by Microsoft. ... Ellen Feiss Ellen Feiss (born 1987) became an Internet phenomenon after her 2002 Errol Morris-directed television commercial for Apple Computers Switch campaign grew into a cult hit. ... Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group, which is the second largest sportswear manufacturer worldwide. ... American International Group, Inc. ... A Cisco ASM/2-32EM router deployed at CERN in 1987. ... Citibank was founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... Levis® is a brand of riveted denim jeans manufactured by Levi Strauss & Co. ... Miller Brewing is a large American beermaker based in Milwaukee. ... Nike, Inc. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Quaker Oats Company makes many types and flavors of oatmeal. ... A 1 litre bottle of Southern Comfort. ... Toyota redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


In 2002, Morris was commissioned to make a short film for the 75th Academy Awards. He was hired based on his advertising resume, not his career as a director of feature-length documentaries. Those interviewed ranged from Laura Bush to Iggy Pop to Kenneth Arrow to Morris's 15 year old son Hamilton Morris . Morris was nominated for an Emmy for this short film. He considered editing this footage into a feature length film, focusing specifically on Donald Trump discussing Citizen Kane. 75th Academy Awards Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California Host Show: Steve Martin Crew Producer: Gil Cates Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes The 75th Academy Awards ceremony was originally intended to be an especially festive celebration of the ceremonys 75th anniversary. ... Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of U.S. President George W. Bush and is the current First Lady of the United States. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Kenneth Arrow Kenneth Joseph Arrow (born August 23, 1921) is an American economist, winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in 1972. ... Donald John Trump, Sr. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures. ...


In July 2004, Morris directed another series of commercials in the style of the "Switch" ads. This campaign featured Republicans who voted for Bush in the 2000 election giving their personal reasons for voting for Kerry in 2004. Upon completing more than 50 commercials, Morris had difficulty getting them on the air. Eventually the liberal advocacy group MoveOn PAC paid to air a few of the commercials. Morris eventually wrote an editorial for the New York Times discussing the commercials and Kerry's losing campaign. // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... MoveOn. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ...


In the fall of 2004, Morris also directed a series of noteworthy commercials for Sharp Electronics. The commercials enigmatically depicted various scenes from what appeared to be a short narrative that climaxed with a car crashing into a swimming pool. Each commercial showed a slightly different perspective on the events, and each ended with a cryptic weblink. The weblink was to a fake webpage advertising a prize offered to anyone who could discover the secret location of some valuable urns. It was in fact an alternate reality game. The original commercials can be found on Morris' website. Sharp Corporation is a Japan-based electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... Alternate reality game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Films by Errol Morris

Album made by Do As Infinity, released 2004. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Vernon, Florida is a 1981 documentary film produced and directed by Errol Morris profiling various eccentric residents living within the town of Vernon, Florida. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Brief History of Time is a 1992 biopic about Stephen Hawking directed by Errol Morris. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is a 1997 non-fiction film by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... This article is about the documentary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Satar Jabar standing on a box with wires connected to his body Prisoners Ordered to Form Human Pyramid Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse images Beginning in 2003, numerous accounts of abuse and torture of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known...

Films about Errol Morris

I short documentary film directed by Les Blank in 1980 which depicts director Werner Herzog living up to his promise that he would eat his shoe if Errol Morris ever completed the film Gates of Heaven. ...

Awards

The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... This article is about the documentary. ... This article is about the documentary. ... There are three things named The Thin Blue Line: The Thin Blue Line (television) is a British sitcom set in a police station in London. ... Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is a 1997 non-fiction film by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. ... An Emmy Award. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The National Film Preservation Foundation is a non-profit group which is affiliated with the National Film Preservation Board but raises money from the private sector. ... There are three things named The Thin Blue Line: The Thin Blue Line (television) is a British sitcom set in a police station in London. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... The Great Hall interior. ... The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... The National Society of Film Critics or NSFC is an American film critic organization. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... The Mystery Writers of America are an organization for mystery writers. ... The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film concerning the murder of a Texas police officer who had stopped a car for a routine traffic citation. ... Album made by Do As Infinity, released 2004. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Predilections by Mark Singer The New Yorker February 2, 1989 "[1]"
  2. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[2]"
  3. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[3]"
  4. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[4]"
  5. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[5]"
  6. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[6]"
  7. ^ Pred. . . Singer "[7]"
  8. ^ "THE FOG OF WAR: 13 Questions and Answers on the Filmmaking of Errol Morris by Errol Morris", FLM Magazine Winter 2004 "[8]"
  9. ^ "Errol Morris Interview," Film: Beyond the Camera 1999 "[9]"

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Recently, Morris was highly praised for his short film that ran at the front of the 2002 Academy Awards, where he asked an admixture of anonymous and well-known people outside the movie business to talk about what they love about movies.
In 1992, Errol finished a film about the life and work of Stephen Hawking, the physicist who is often compared to Einstein despite having spent most of his life confined to a wheelchair - a computer his only means of communication.
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Errol Morris is an American documentary film director, born February 5, 1948.
Morris gained fame after the release of The Thin Blue Line, a film arguing that a man convicted of murder in Dallas County, Texas had been convicted wrongfully; the film was submitted as evidence to secure the retrial leading to the man's eventual release.
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