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Errol Morris

Documentary Filmmaker ("The Fog of War," "The Thin Blue Line")

Errol Morris appears in the following:

Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld and "The Unknown Known"

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talks about his new film about Donald Rumsfeld, “The Unknown Known,” Morris has said of the film: “To say that I came into this movie without strong ideas about Rumsfeld and his policies would be fraudulent and disingenuous, at best. I was very much against the Iraq war, and I still am—I think it was a terrible mistake. But I believe I made this film in the spirit of inquiry, with a genuine desire to investigate, a desire to find out something that I might not have known before.” "The Known Unknown" opens April 2 at Angelika Film Center and at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

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Truth and Cannonballs

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Errol Morris is a legendary fact-hunting documentary sleuth. His film The Thin Blue Line has been credited with overturning a murder conviction, and freeing an accused man from a death sentence. For him, the search for truth shouldn't stop short of insanity. He tells Jad and Robert a story about ...

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Hidden Truths

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Surprising truths hidden in plain sight.

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Errol Morris Gives Us 'Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Vote'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American exceptionalism resounds through both the Republican and Democratic campaigns this year, and Americans are unique...in that only about half of us vote in presidential elections.  Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris details a few reasons why in his recent op-doc on The New York Times, "11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?"

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In the Valley of the Shadow of Doubt

Monday, September 24, 2012

Errol Morris is a legendary fact-hunting documentary sleuth. His film The Thin Blue Line has been credited with overturning a murder conviction, and freeing an accused man from a death sentence. For him, the search for truth shouldn't stop short of insanity. He tells Jad and Robert a story about ...

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The Fact of the Matter

Monday, September 24, 2012

Getting a firm hold on the truth is never as simple as nailing down the facts of a situation. This hour, we go after a series of seemingly simple facts -- facts that offer surprising insight, facts that inspire deeply different stories, and facts that, in the end, might not matter at all.

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"A Wilderness of Error"

Friday, September 21, 2012

In 1970, the wife and daughters of a Green Beret doctor named Jeffrey MacDonald were stabbed to death, and MacDonald himself was found guilty of the crime. In his new book A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris writes a revisionist history of the case, suggesting that MacDonald may actually be innocent. Brooke speaks to Morris about why, for him, the facts of the original case just didn't add up.

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Guest Picks: Errol Morris

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Filmmaker and author Errol Morris was on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss his 20-year investigation into the case against Jeffrey MacDonald, who was convicted of killing his wife and daughters in 1970. He also told us about his love surfing bull-dogs. Find out what else Errol Morris is a fan of!

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Errol Morris on A Wilderness of Error

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Errol Morris has been investigating one of the most notorious and mysterious murder cases of the 20th century, the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor. He was accused and convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and young daughters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 1970. Morris’s new book A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald shows us that almost everything we have been told about the case is deeply unreliable. It’s a careful, thorough investigation that looks at the myth surrounding these murders, and is a meditation on truth and justice.

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Testing the Psychology Behind Fonts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.

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Errol Morris on Soldiers Posing With Dead Civilians

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The world has been shocked by three photographs released by German magazine Der Spiegel. The photos depict dead civilians in Afghanistan and U.S. Soldiers who are accused of killing them for sport. Part of a self-designated “Kill Team,” the soldiers appear to be making fun of their victims. In one, a soldier smiles as he holds up the head of a civilian corpse. In another, two dead civilians appear to be tied at the wrists. The U.S. Army has released a statement calling the soldiers’ actions “repugnant,” and assuring the public that prosecution is underway. But will this be enough to stem the tide of what appears to be another Abu Ghraib?

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Errol Morris’s New Documentary about Abu Ghraib

Monday, April 28, 2008

When the infamous photographs taken by soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison were released, people wondered if these photographs constituted evidence of systematic abuse by the American military or the aberrant behavior of a few "bad apples?" In “Standard Operating Procedure," acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris investigates the ...

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Standard Operating Procedure

Monday, April 28, 2008

Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris shares the stories behind the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs. He explains what really happened at the notorious Iraqi prison. Also: how a compulsive liar and criminal conned his way into Princeton University. Then, Nicolas Poussin's great landscape paintings. And how medieval art was used in Christian ...

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Errol Morris

Friday, April 25, 2008

In his new film, “Standard Operating Procedure,” filmmaker Errol Morris explores one of the darkest chapters of recent history: the shocking photos that emerged from the U.S. military prison at Abu Ghraib four years ago. He explains to Kurt why those photos were not just ...

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Californias, Corridors, Lindbergh

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Philip Roth tells host Kurt Andersen why he elected Charles Lindbergh president in his new novel, The Plot Against America. We explore the battle paintings of Sandow Birk, which depict the invasion of San Francisco by the army of Los Angeles. And Kurt talks with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris about how artists re-imagine history in order to shed light on reality.

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Special Guest: Errol Morris

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Errol Morris has become one of our most celebrated documentary filmmakers, covering offbeat subjects like a pet cemetery, a swamp town in Florida and Stephen Hawking’s views of physics. His investigation of a Texas murder case, The Thin Blue Line, is credited with overturning the conviction of ...

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