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Morris, Errol

Overview
Works: 171 works in 749 publications in 11 languages and 20,759 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Biographical films  Historical films  Social problem films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Film editor, Host, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, fmd, Interviewee, Contributor, Restager , fmp, Other
Classifications: DS79.76, 973.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Errol Morris
The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )

90 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,589 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 )

79 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,054 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
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,384 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
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography by Errol Morris( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,350 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"--Provided by publisher
Standard operating procedure by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,277 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 924 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
Gates of heaven by Errol Morris( Visual )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about pet cemeteries, their proprieters and pet owners. Subjects make disclosures about life, work and feelings
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 863 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
Fast, cheap & out of control by ( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris weaves fascinating interviews with wild animal trainer Dave Hoover, topiary gardener George Mendonça, robot designer Rodney Brooks, and an expert on the naked mole rat, Ray Mendez, together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage. Morris's inspired juxtapositions show how each specialist studies nature in his own way. Their discussions range from the evolution and nature of consciousness to similarities between the animal and insect kingdoms and prognostications for the future of robotics
The unknown known by Donald Rumsfeld( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 653 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 )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 628 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 by Errol Morris( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1970s, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney became a tabloid staple when she kidnapped her former beau, a Mormon missionary, and tied him to a bed to 'deprogram' his religious beliefs--by having nonstop sex with him. Director Errol Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams led her across the globe, into jail and onto the front page
Vernon, Florida( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 587 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 dark wind( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 242 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 look of silence by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Indonesian and German and held by 233 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
Errol Morris' first person : the complete series( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris brings his unrivalled talents to the small screen for a stylized series of intimate interviews with a unique and fascinating array of people. Includes all 17 episodes from the original series
Gates of Heaven ; Vernon, Florida : two films by Errol Morris( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the US, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity: Gates of heaven uses two Southern California pet cemeteries as the bases for a profound and funny rumination on love, loss, and industry; Vernon, Florida travels to a languorous southern backwater and meets a handful of fascinating folks; a determined turkey hunter, a curious minister, a laconic policeman, engaged in individualistic, sometimes absurd pursuits
The ballad of Abu Ghraib by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 125 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( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early on the morning of February 17, 1970, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a Green Beret doctor named Jeffrey MacDonald called the police for help. When the officers arrived at his home they found the bloody and battered bodies of MacDonald's pregnant wife and two young daughters. Errol Morris reopens a famous closed case and reveals that, forty years after the murder of MacDonald's family, they still have no proof of his guilt
 
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The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
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

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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Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photographyStandard operating procedureGates of heavenStandard operating procedureFast, cheap & out of controlMr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.The ballad of Abu Ghraib