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Roger Ebert has said, "After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven't found another filmmaker who intrigues me more...Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini." More

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Links Danny Elfman composed the scores for Standard Operating Procedure and The Unknown Known.

Nubar Alexanian was the still photographer for Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, Mr. Death and The Fog of War.

Kyle Cooper designed the animated sequences included the main and end credits for Standard Operating Procedure.

Elsa Dorfman photographed Errol's film subjects and family since 1990.

Bill Drenttel, Michael Bierut, and Betsy Vardell, designers of these web pages, are partners of Winterhouse, Pentagram and RubyStudio, respectively, and contributors to Design Observer.

Robert Fernandez represents Errol for commercial work at Moxie Pictures.

Philip Glass composed the scores for The Fog of War, Thin Blue Line and A Brief History of Time.

Philip Gourevitch, author of the book Standard Operating Procedure, is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Steve Hardie, production designer for Fog of War and many commercials.

John Kusiak, composer of the musical scores for Tabloid, the First Person television series and numerous television commercials.

Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and columnist for The New York Observer.

Randy Thom and John Nutt, sound designers for Standard Operating Procedure work out of Skywalker Sound.

Jeff Selis, author of Cat Spelled Backwards Doesn't Spell God and agency producer of the Miller High Life campaign.

Tim Onosko, has completed a documentary Lost Vegas: The Lounge Era. It is narrated - like my Cisco commercials - by Ricky Jay.



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The Unknown KnownThe Unknown KnownMarilyn Find showtimes or buy: iTunes & Amazon
Reviews: A.O. Scott , L.A. Times , Boston Globe

film The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld Cheshire Cat(Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three) (Part Four)
Errol's Rumsfeld essay is up at the New York Times.


Writing TIELMarilyn Errol's essay on Lincoln photography, fate, and belief—is up on the Opinionator blog at the New York Times.

Film November 22, 1963Moorman Errol released November 22, 1963, a second short film with Josiah "Tink" Thompson to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Click here to see it at the New York Times.

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11 Excellent Reasons Not To Vote?
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Until Justice Is Served
Jeffrey MacDonald
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Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth
(Take the preliminary quiz) (Part One) (Part Two)
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What's in a name?
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Now On DVDTabloid
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Did My Brother Invent E-Mail With Tom Van Vleck?
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The Ashtray
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Tabloid Tabloid Peter Debruge review for Variety.
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The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is
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Karen There has been some talk about the profession of journalism. I am sure that for many it is a profession, but for me it has been more of an obsession.

When I was first asked about the possibility of giving a commencement address at the UC-Berkeley School of Journalism, I thought why me?
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Karen Karen Schmeer
An editing fellowship has been established in Karen Schmeer's memory at the American Cinema Editors Educational Center. The year-long experience encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. More information is available at www.karenschmeer.com.

Tributes: Oregonlive.com, Boston.com, and Imagine Magazine

The above photograph of Karen was taken by Elsa Dorfman, as part of Elsa's Angels project.
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It Was All Started by a Mouse
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Thought Experiment No. 1, and More Inappropriate Alarm Clocks
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The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock
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Director of Officeland Security, Director of Human Resources, Employee of the Year 2003. (Photo by Elsa Dorfman)
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Errol has an article about mugshots in the August 10 and 17 issue of Newsweek.
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Errol is receiving the "Breakthrough Bucket" Achievement Award from Roger Eaton, CEO of KFC. He the first non-KFC-employee to receive the award.
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McNamara in Context
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More Bamboozling
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Book Cover
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
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Cartesian Blogging, Part 3
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Watch Errol's ads for "People in the Middle for Obama".
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Watch the two versions of Errol's short film "Survivors".
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Photography As A Weapon
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The Most Curious Thing
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The Boston Globe
By Mark Feeney

"Standard Operating Procedure," Errol Morris's new documentary about the abuse of prisoners by US soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, is very much a moral exercise: an examination of the misuse of power and abdication of personal responsibility by individual service personnel, the military as a whole, and, ultimately, the United States as a democratic society.
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Errol's latest film, Standard Operating Procedure, will be released on April 25th. The Sony Pictures Classics website is now online. The trailer is now available on apple.com.
Posted On: 3.13.08


Interview Herzog Herzog
The Believer
Werner Herzog talks with Errol Morris

"FOR YOU TO STEAL A CHARACTER OR A STORY ISN'T REAL THEFT. BUT TO STEAL A LANDSCAPE, THAT IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS CRIME."

Things Werner Herzog and Errol Morris have done together: Visited serial killer Ed Kemper in prison Visited Plainfield, Wisconsin, to investigate the murderer Ed Gein Dug up Ed Gein's mother's grave to see if she was still there (almost)

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Standard Operating Procedure, the first documentary ever shown in competition at the Berlin film festival, won the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prize.
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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
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Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up
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Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
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Interview It Becomes A Self-fulfilling Thing Adam and Errol
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Brandy Agerbeck comments on the recent lecture by Errol at the Chicago Humanities Festival. The transcript will soon be available.

Posted On: 12.4.06


Interview It Becomes A Self-fulfilling Thing Adam and Errol
The Believer
Adam Curtis talks with Errol Morris

On October 31, 2005, Errol Morris, Academy Award winning director of The Fog of War, interviewed Adam Curtis, director of "The Power of Nightmares", the documentary film which asks the question "Did Johnny Mercer bring down the World Trade Center?"

Continue reading... space Posted On: 4.13.06


Interview Not Every Picture Tells A StoryOdyssey
The Stop Smiling Interview with Errol Morris
by James Hughes / Photograph by Nubar Alexanian

No matter how despairing the tale, Errol Morris, the 58-year-old filmmaker and self-described "secular antihumanist," can't get enough of people and the wealth of stories they have to tell. "They're not adversarial interviews," Morris said by phone from Cambridge, Massachusetts, his home of 16 years. "They're interviews where I encourage people to talk at length."

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Aborted Projects
Projects that should have, could have, would have, might have happened but didn't.

The Odyssey
Odyssey

Continue reading... space Posted On: 7.14.05


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The Ames
Can optical illusions help to re-define a brand? Ames Room
Ricky Jay visiting with Errol Morris in an Ames Room built by Steve Hardie for Quaker Oats at Hollywood Center Studios.

Analysis
The Anti Post
(This lecture was given at Harvard and includes clips for Vernon, Florida, The Thin Blue Line, and The Fog of War.) Vernon, Florida
Vernon, Florida - The Sand that Grows

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Inadvertence
(Why does Sara Jane crawl into a crate addressed to Ryberg Electronics? Was an Interociter delivered to the set of Imitation of Life?)
This Island Earth

This Island Earth (1955) Directed by Joseph Newman
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life (1959) Directed by Douglas Sirk


Aborted Projects
Projects that should have, could have, would have, might have happened but didn't.

IBM
IBM
I was hired by IBM to make a film for the year 2000. It was for an "in house" conference of IBM employees.


Editorial
This I Believe
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NPR, All Things Considered - May 2, 2005

I believe in truth. And in the pursuit of truth.

When I was ten years old, I asked a neighborhood kid who was older than me: Which city is further west ? Reno, Nevada or Los Angeles, California? The correct answer is Reno, Nevada. But he was convinced that it was the other way around.



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Gates of HeavenVernon, Florida
Thin Blue Line First Person

Editorial Not Every Picture Tells A Story
This is a slightly modified version of the editorial published in The New York Times, January 18, 2005.

So why is George W. Bush taking the oath of office this week and not John Kerry? For me, the answer is clear: Mr. Kerry failed because of his inability to tell his own story. John Kerry could have presented to the American people his full biography, but instead he chose to edit who he was. Why?


Reexaminations

1. Preventive bite. Hand is bound to betWhy It Makes Sense to Bite the Hand that Feeds You.ray you eventually. Get it before it gets you. Remember, every hand is capable of naked aggression.
2. Preemptive bite. Hand is ready to do something. Just look at it. You've got to protect yourself, don't you?
3. Keeps gums healthy.
4. Hand less likely poisoned than food.
5. Tastes good.


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Not Every Picture Tells A Story
This is a slightly modified version of the editorial published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004.

All of life seems to be about denial — the denial of death, the denial of reality, the denial of everything that it is convenient for us to deny. Photography because of its causal relationship to the world seems to give us the truth or something close to the truth. I am skeptical about this for many reasons. But even if photography doesn't give us truth on a silver-platter, it can make it harder for us to deny reality. It puts a leash on fantasy, confabulation and self-deception. It provides constraints, borders. It circumscribes our ability to lie — to ourselves and to others.


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Aborted Projects
Projects that should have, could have, would have, might have happened but didn't.

Donald Trump discusses Citizen Kane
Donald Trump
"The Donald" played by Donald Trump
Citizen Kane
"Charles Foster Kane" played by Orson Welles
Continue with the discussion...

Election '04
10.26.04: Fox News and Accidental Bias
10.27.04: The Flip Flopper vs. The Prisoner of His Own Ideology
10.28.04: Preemptive vs. Preventive War
11.03.04: Potterville

Election '04
Election '04


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Amy Menell reviews 'The Unknown Known'



Josh Anderson on TUK: (****) A must-see documentary

Gerald Peary on TUK: 'Insanely Entertaining'


Interview with Norman Wilner on 'The Unknown Known'

Daniel Engelke reviews 'The Unknown Known'



Peter Osnos on TUK: The True Subject, Smugness

Errol talks about 'The Unknown Known'


Listen to a conversation with Errol on 'The Unknown Known'


Listen to Errol discuss 'The Unknown Known'

David Edelstein on The Unknown Known: 'How Do You Nail Jell-O?'

Has an ongoing series of articles on Rumsfeld and Cheney in the NYRB.

Spoke to Errol about 'The Unknown Known' on CNN.

"He's Untouched by History" - Errol speaks to Katie Van Syckle about 'The Unknown Known'.

Watch Nick Gillespie and Errol discuss 'The Unknown Known'

Godfrey Cheshire: "More than any film this reviewer has seen in ages, 'The Unknown Known' richly rewards a second viewing."

Peter Keough on The Unknown Known: "They may have once commanded the most powerful army in the world, but they should beware Errol Morris and his fearsome Interrotron."

Dana Stevens on 'The Unknown Known':
"Rumsfeld [expresses] himself in koan-like platitudes that hover over the divide between timeless wisdom and obfuscatory bullshit."

Michelle Dean: "Brilliantly, 'The Unknown Known' points out the chief crime of men like Rumsfeld was the way they weaponized uncertainty".

Mark Feeney on The Unknown Known:"There is no more robust and searching mind at work in American film."

Interview with Errol on 'The Unknown Known'

Jason Bailey reviews 'The Unknown Known'

Andrew O'Hehir reviews 'The Unknown Known'

Reviews 'The Unknown Known' in "Deciphering Donald H. Rumsfeld."

Kenneth Turan: "'The Unknown Known' finds Donald Rumsfeld free of self-doubt."



Richard Brody reviews 'The Unknown Known'



Rachel Maddow interviewed Errol about "The Unknown Known"

Hardball
Chris Matthews discussed "The Unknown Known" with Errol

Errol returned to The Colbert Report to discuss 'The Unknown Known'.

Listen to an conversation with Errol at the Ash Center on 'The Unknown Known'

True False
Errol skyped into True False to talk about the 'The Unknown Known' at The Missouri Theatre.

The Unknown Known
Errol spoke with film critic David Edelstein at DOC NYC 2013, and appeared on Huff Post Live to discuss his latest film on former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Murders of Gonzago
Errol published an essay on "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer's new documentary, and reenactment at Slate.

Errol on Colbert Report
Errol was interviewed by Stephen Colbert about Jeffrey MacDonald and the Interrotron.

Prying Open a Cold Case
David Carr surveys Errol's new book and the wilderness surrounding the MacDonald trials on the New York Times

The Forensic Epistemologist
Lawrence Weschler cogitates with Errol about Poe, monocularity, and Kennedy on Public Books.

Notable Nonfiction
The Washington Post named Believing is Seeing as one of the "Notable Books of 2011".

100 Notable Books
Believing is Seeing is one of "100 Notable Books of 2011" named by the New York Times.

David Lean Lecture
Watch Errol give the annual David Lean Lecture at BAFTA's headquarters in London.

Believing is Seeing
Harvard Book Store is hosting Errol for a discussion of his book Believing is Seeing.

Seeing is Believing
The Brattle Theatre is playing a repertory series of Errol's films.

Investigating with a Camera
Errol is giving a lecture at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Trial and Errol
Andrew Hultkrans writes about Errol's appearance at the New York Public Library for Art Forum.

Trip Down Tabloid Lane
Scott Thill interviews Errol about Tabloid for Wired Magazine.

Caught in Bed with a Tabloid
Gawker's Seth Abramovitch talks to Errol about Tabloid.

Joyce McKinney at the Premiere of Tabloid


59 Minutes in Errol's Basement

New York's Billy Baker goes dumpster-diving in Errol's basement.

Errol on WBUR

Errol is interviewed by Bob Oakes about his brother Noel and the creation of e-mail.

The Flying Frog


I am in better shape now. My book on amphibian levitation just arrived.

Believing is Seeing, Reviewed
Publisher's Weekly reviews Errol's new book on photography.


The Truth Is In There

Leon Neyfakh writes in the Boston Globe that when we realize everyone might be lying, most of us just give up. For Errol Morris, that’s just the beginning.

Twitter

Follow Errol on Twitter.

Leiter Reports
Errol responds to comments from the Ashtray on the Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog.

The Take Away
Errol talks to The Take Away about the photos of U.S. Solders posing with dead civilans released by Der Spiegel.

TCM'S Ebertfest
Gates Of Heaven will be playing Monday, May 2, as part of TCM salute to Ebertfest.

What's in My Bag

Boing Boing asks Errol to list what is in his luggage.

Karen Schmeer

On the one year anniversary of Karen Schmeer's death, we continue to mourn the loss of our friend and colleague.

Sundance Selects Acquires Tabloid
Sundance Selects plans to play the film at key festivals before a theatrical and VOD rollout this summer.

The World According to Errol Morris
Pat Joseph interviews Errol for California Magazine.

Career Achievement Award
Taylor Segrest interviews Errol about his Career Achievement Award for the International Documentary Association.

Frederick Wiseman's Best Scenes
Errol writes about his favorite scenes from the films of documentary film pioneer Frederick Wiseman in the Blogs and Stories section of the Daily Beast.

Capturing Reality
The Art of Documentary interviews Errol and other documentarians about their craft.

Current
Errol list his five favorite films on current.com

The Cliopatria Awards
In 2007, Errol won a Cliopatria Award for his, "Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?" posts for the New York Times.

Icy Tale
Tatiana Siegel of Variety writes about Errol's upcoming project.

Truth, Death, and Taxidermy
cover Eric Goldscheider interviews Errol in On Wisconsin.

Ghosts
Ian Buruma reviews Standard Operating Procedure for The New York Review of Books.

The Seed Salon
Marc Hauser and Errol discuss game theory, Stanley Milgram, and whether science can make us better people in Seed Magazine.

Sebald, Byrne, Morris
Bernie Michalik writes about Standard Operating Procedure on his blog Smart People I Know.

Objective Truth
David Byrne reviews Standard Operating Procedure on his Journal.

How We See
Adam O. Thomas reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Only Magazine.

Interrogation Practices
Kenneth Turan reviews Standard Operating Procedure L.A. Times.

Holding Them Responsible
Ty Burr reviews Standard Operating Procedure for The Boston Globe.

At Abu Ghraib
Peter Rainer reviews Standard Operating Procedure for The Christian Science Monitor.

On Film
The Chicago Reader picks Standard Operating Procedure as a Critics Choice for this weekend.

A.V. Club
Scott Tobias reviews Standard Operating Procedure for The Onion.

Studio 360
Kurt Anderson talks to Errol about Standard Operating Procedure on Studio 360.

Problem with Photography
Guest observer Teddy Blanks reviews Standard Operating Procedure on the Design Observer website.

Questions for Errol
The Harper's Magazine website has a question and answer between W.J.T. Mitchell and Errol.

Photos to Life
Listen to Errol talk about Standard Operating Procedure on NPR's Day to Day.

Gets to the Truth
David Samuels profiles Errol in the current issue of Wired Magazine.

Seeing Is Believing
Chris Wisniewski reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Indiewire.

The Great Interrogator
Errol is featured in this month's GQ written by Chris Heath.

Snapshots of Horror
Christopher Dickey reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Newsweek.

The Fog of Abu Ghraib
In the May issue of Harper's W.J.T. Mitchell reviews Standard Operating Porcedure.

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Order Nubar Alexanian's book of photograps of Errol's sets.

SOP Book Cover
Standard Operating Procedure, a book written by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris to be published by Penguin Press on May 15, 2008.

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From Slo-Mo to No-Mo
Ron Rosenbaum writes about Errol's use of slow motion in Standard Operating Porcedure for Slate.

Recovering Reality
A question and answer with Errol in print and video from the Columbia Journalism Review by Michael Meyer.

Creativity Magazine lists Errol as one of the Creativity 50. A list of the top fifty minds in advertising over the past twenty years.

Listen to Errol talk about the truth on Christopher Lydon's radio show "Open Source"

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DVD Release July 26th

Commercials The Thin Blue Line, Vernon, Florida, Gates of Heaven, and all of the episodes of First Person are now on dvd.

Check out the Store for details.

Also now availible

Book

The Fog of War book by James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang.

News
The Onion's "A.V. Club" has a interview with Errol talking about his movies recently release on DVD.

Mike Clark of USA Today writes that "two of the best non-fiction films ever Gates of Heaven and The Thin Blue Line come to DVD from MGM/Sony." on July 26th

FLM Magazine Summer 2005 issue contains an article by Errol about the upcoming DVD Collection release.

Errol wins Outstanding Achievement Award at Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

Hiawatha Bray, of the Boston Globe, uses Errol's Sharp campaign as an example of an alternate reality game.

Stuart Elliott, of the New York Times, writes about Errol's new campaign for HSBC.

Advertising Age gives a farewell tribute to Miller's Highlife Man.

Sidney Coleman
The Harvard University Gazette's Rob Meyer writes that nine Nobelists, a Fields medalist, and an Oscar winner converged on Harvard. It was in honor of Sidney Coleman.

The Weston Town Crier writes about Errol's recent appearance at the Cambridge School of Weston.

Adweek named Errol Morris as one of the brightest talents in advertising today.

Nancy Ramsey quotes Errol Morris in her New York Times piece about the future of political film making.

Errol Morris and Kurt Andersen looked at how writers and artists reshape history last week on Studio 360.

The Guardian named Errol Morris in the top ten of the world's 40 best directors.

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Misanthrope's Creed
One's company, two's a crowd.

Interview
October, 2004
GOTHAMIST: This election year, this political climate and national divide has become overwhelmingly stressful. I say this for myself, but I know it's true of a great number of other people.

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Taco Bell
Mobile Judge
Watch Errol's new ad for
Taco Bell, and read the New Yorker article.

Store Brief History
Criterion reissued 'A Brief History of Time' on Blu-ray and DVD. (March 18th)


Danny Elfman's soundtrack for The Unknown Known is available on iTunes.

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Paperback Edition
WOE Paperback

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ESPN: Team Spirit
Team Spirit
People say when you're a fan, you're a fan for life. But that may be a little shortsighted. It's Not Crazy, It's Sports.

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7-11: Mobile Judge
Mobile Judge
Come watch Errol's very first commercial.

Nike: Ring Maker
Ring Maker

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The Thinking Man's Detective
Ron Rosenbaum reveals, "My favorite private-eye trick is the one I learned about from Errol Morris."


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Believing Is Seeing
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Thank you all for being here tonight. This is somewhat strange for me. I used to say I made movies so I could talk after screening them, but now I'm writing books so that I can talk after signing them.


Short Film
The Umbrella Man
On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol takes a critical look at the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella.


Book Review
11/22/63
Errol reviewed Stephen King's latest novel, 11/22/63, for the New York Times Book Review.

And there's more: after writing the review, Errol interviewed Stephen King.


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Tabloid Soundtrack

John Kusiak's soundtrack for Tabloid is available on iTunes, or stream a preview of the soundtrack at Milan Records.

Tawdry Gruesomeness

Errol wrote an essay in the book Frederick Wiseman published by the Museum of Modern Art.

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Images in Their Caves

Roger Ebert links to the video and writes about Werner Herzog and Errol's discusion at Toronto Film Festival.
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Now Available
SOP Book Cover
A book of interviews with Errol, edited by Livia Bloom.

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60 min II
op-ed
Errol was interviewed for 60 minutes II back in 2000.

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Reading List
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EA Sports
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Watch Errol's EA Sports spots.

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Believing Is Seeing
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Now Available
SOP Book Cover
The book version of Standard Operating Procedure written by Philip Gourevitch and Errol.


The soundtrack for Standard Operating Procedure by Danny Elfman.

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Blame the Messenger
The Grump Am I supposed to object to this? ...


Book
Annals of War
The New Yorker website has posted an excerpt from the book, Standard Operating Procedure, as well as video clips from the film.

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New Literary Form
Ron Rosenbaum writes about Errol's blog post for the New York Times, Cartesian Blogging, Part One.

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The Unimaginative Carpenter
The Grump Only the unimaginative carpenter...

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Full Tilt Poker
Commercials
Watch Errol's Full Tilt Poker Spots.

Archive
Academy Awards Movie
Commercials
Watch the Short Film Errol made for the opening of the Oscars and 2002.

Then see how many people you recognized.


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The Non-Existence of God
The Grump Isn't everybody familiar with Anselm's ontological proof of the existence of God?


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Hewlett Packard
Commercials
Watch Errol's Hewlett Packard spot shot in Helsinki back in 2000.

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Quaker Oats
Commercials
Watch two of the finished Quaker Ames Room spots.

Also watch a flash animated explaination of how Steve Hardie built the Ames Room used in the commercials.

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Unintelligent Design
I look at the world of fauna and flora around me, and it becomes completely obvious that it can not be explained by the processes of natural selection.

Natural selection would have done a better job.

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Miller High Life
Commercials
Updated with twenty "more" spots for a total of Eighty.

This updated encylcopedia of High-Life material also includes the only apocalyptic High-Life spot - Staying Alert.

(If you are interested in other apocalyptic commercials, see the Southern Comfort spot - Bomb Shelter.)

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Anti-Humanist
I am a secular anti-humanist.

Analysis
Interrotron v. Interociter
Interrotron

Interrotron
Interociter
Interociter

Archive
Ron Rosenbaum
Ron Rosenbaum, the Edgy Enthusiast at the New York Observer, has written about The Fog of War, Mr. Death, and Gates of Heaven.

He has also written an article about pessimism which includes a reference to The Grump (no. 3), Cursing the Darkness.

Errol wrote the foreword to his book, The Secret Parts of Fortune.

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Pandora and the Box
The story of Pandora and the box is well-known.

The story has a simple beginning. Pandora was presented with a box and asked not to open it.

Well, big surprise.


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Commercials
Updated with the emmy award winning commercial for PBS, "Photo Booth".

As well as, the campaigns for Volkswagen, Southern Comfort, Robertson Stephens, and Adidas.

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The Last Dingdong of Doom
I have always been perplexed by Faulkner's Nobel Prize Banquet Speech. Not merely endure? Will prevail?

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Five Key Witnesses
I have often heard people say that "The Thin Blue Line" got an innocent man out of prison.

Yes and no.

The movie brought the case to national attention, but it was my investigation ? part of which was done with a movie camera ? that got Randall Adams out of prison. Here's the story.
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Oxymorons
Oxymorons. What are they? I grabbed a definition from the American Heritage Dictionary.

ox-y-mo-ron
A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.

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