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Morris, Errol

Overview
Works: 203 works in 843 publications in 10 languages and 21,909 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Biography  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Historical films  Social problem films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Film editor, Host, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, fmd, Restager , Interviewee, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Other, tld, fmp
Classifications: HV6322.3.I5, 973.92
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The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )

88 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War
The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris( Visual )

78 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. In the 1960s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia's pro-regime paramilitary group, Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds, which have still gone unpunished, Anwar and his pals are lauded as national heroes, and are delighted when the filmmakers ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary - in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar's conscience begins to stir and feelings of remorse surface. Year of Production: 2012
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

61 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography by Errol Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award-wining filmmaker Errol Morris investigates the hidden truths behind a series of documentary photographs. In Believing Is Seeing Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography. In his inimitable style, Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs, from the ambrotype of three children found clasped in the hands of an unknown soldier at Gettysburg to the indelible portraits of the WPA photography project. Each essay in the book presents the reader with a conundrum and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record. During the Crimean War, Roger Fenton took two nearly identical photographs of the Valley of the Shadow of Death-one of a road covered with cannonballs, the other of the same road without cannonballs. Susan Sontag later claimed that Fenton posed the first photograph, prompting Morris to return to Crimea to investigate. Can we recover the truth behind Fenton's intentions in a photograph taken 150 years ago? In the midst of the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts on record, FDR's Farm Service Administration sent several photographers, including Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans, to document rural poverty. When Rothstein was discovered to have moved the cow skull in his now-iconic photograph, fiscal conservatives-furious over taxpayer money funding an artistic project-claimed the photographs were liberal propaganda. What is the difference between journalistic evidence, fine art, and staged propaganda? During the Israeli-Lebanese war in 2006, no fewer than four different photojournalists took photographs in Beirut of toys lying in the rubble of bombings, provoking accusations of posing and anti-Israeli bias at the news organizations. Why were there so many similar photographs? And were the accusers objecting to the photos themselves or to the conclusions readers drew from them? With his keen sense of irony, skepticism, and humor, Morris reveals in these and many other investigations how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation, Believing Is Seeing is a highly original exploration of photography and perception from one of America's most provocative observers"
Standard operating procedure by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the stories of the American soldiers who took and appeared in the controversial digital photographs from Abu Ghraib, in a collaborative account of Iraq's occupation that reveals how it is being experienced by both guards and prisoners
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case. In 1979 MacDonald was convicted of the brutal 1970 murder of his wife and two children, and remains in prison today. Since then a number of bestselling books, including Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision, and a blockbuster television miniseries have attempted to solve and explain the MacDonald case. Here, Morris, who has been investigating the case for nearly two decades, reveals that almost everything we know about it is ultimately flawed, and an innocent man may be behind bars. In a reinvention of the true-crime thriller, Morris looks behind the haze of myth. Drawing on court transcripts, lab reports, and original interviews, he brings a complete forty-year history back to life and allows the reader to explore the case as a detective might by confronting the evidence as if for the first time.--From publisher description
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First revealed to the world through impromptu photographs taken by U.S. soldiers stationed within the facility, this documentary investigates the story and causes behind the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Involving apparent wide-scale abuse and torture of prisoners, the photos forced attention on the decisions and actions that turned the once-notorious Iraqi prison into an even more notorious U.S.-run detainment center. One of the most dramatic moments in recent U.S. military history is examined through interviews with participants and dramatic reenactments
Gates of heaven by Errol Morris( Visual )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a pet cemetery in California is forced to close its gates, its dearly departed must be moved to a neighboring cemetery. This begins a strange journey involving eccentric cemetery operators and anguished animal lovers
Fast, cheap & out of control by Errol Morris( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris paints a fascinating portrait of four obsessed eccentrics. Morris weaves interviews with a wild animal trainer, a topiary gardener, a robot designer and an expert on the naked mole rat together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage for a compelling, kaleidoscopic look at the very thin line which separates madness from genius
The unknown known by Donald Rumsfeld( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003
Mr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provocative and chilling true story of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the son of a prison worker and a self-taught execution expert who consulted with prisons across the country to make capital punishment more humane. When Leuchter is called in as a high-profile expert in a sensationalized Canadian Nazi war crimes trial, his ego, bravado and absurd testimony reaches international media prominence. Ironically, what Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career serves to ruins it
Tabloid( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 1970s case of Joyce McKinney who kidnapped Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson in England and tied him to a bed in order to deprogram his religious beliefs by having nonstop sex with him
Vernon, Florida by Errol Morris( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire up the pickup and head down to this bizarre backwater town with Errol Morris, as he presents a pastiche of fascinating interviews with the weird and wonderful people of Vernon, Florida
The thin blue line( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the roadside murder of a Dallas police officer, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of drifter Randall Adams, who was given a death sentence despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence
The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality) by Errol Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result. At the time, Morris was a graduate student. Now we know him as one of the most celebrated and restlessly probing filmmakers of our time, the creator of such classics of documentary investigation as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War. Kuhn, meanwhile, was--and, posthumously, remains--a star in his field, the author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a landmark book that has sold well over a million copies and introduced the concept of "paradigm shifts" to the larger culture. And Morris thought the idea was bunk. The Ashtray tells why--and in doing so, it makes a powerful case for Morris's way of viewing the world, and the centrality to that view of a fundamental conception of the necessity of truth. "For me," Morris writes, "truth is about the relationship between language and the world: a correspondence idea of truth." He has no patience for philosophical systems that aim for internal coherence and disdain the world itself. Morris is after bigger game: he wants to establish as clearly as possible what we know and can say about the world, reality, history, our actions and interactions. It's the fundamental desire that animates his filmmaking, whether he's probing Robert McNamara about Vietnam or the oddball owner of a pet cemetery. Truth may be slippery, but that doesn't mean we have to grease its path of escape through philosophical evasions. Rather, Morris argues powerfully, it is our duty to do everything we can to establish and support it
National bird( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harrowing journey of three U.S. military veterans who became whistleblowers, determined to break the silence surrounding America's secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America's global drone strikes
The look of silence by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Indonesian and German and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this follow-up to the documentary The act of killing (2012), the brother of a political dissident killed by state-sponsored death squads following Indonesia's 1965 military coup d'état seeks answers from the men responsible for the deed
The dark wind( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular hero of several Tony Hillerman best-sellers, Navajo cop Jim Chee, is a student of the old ways who wanted to be a medicine man before he became a lawman. Now as a cop covering the Arizona Territories belonging to the Hopi and Navajo Indians, he's torn between both worlds. When the badly mutilated victim of a Navajo skinwalker is found on Hopi land, Chee is suddenly plunged into a world of mystery filled with drug dealers, F.B.I. agents, witchcraft, international politics and revenge
The B-side : Elsa Dorfman's portrait photography( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables
 
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The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
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Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photographyStandard operating procedureStandard operating procedureGates of heavenFast, cheap & out of controlMr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.Errol Morris : interviews
Alternative Names
Errol Morris

Errol Morris Amerikaans filmregisseur

Errol Morris réalisateur américain

Errol Morris regista statunitense

Errol Morris US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Dokumentarfilmer

MacLaren, Norman 1948-

Morris, Errol Mark 1948-

Моррис, Эррол

ארול מוריס

ארול מוריס במאי וסופר אמריקאי

מאריס, ארול

ارول موریس کارگردان آمریکایی

모리스, 에롤 1948-

エロール・モリス

埃洛·莫里斯

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