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Morris, Errol

Overview
Works: 153 works in 578 publications in 9 languages and 18,561 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Case studies  Nonfiction films  Drama  Film adaptations  Popular works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, Restager
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 )

60 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,467 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 )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,903 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 )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about in a film set against the backdrop of Stephen Hawking's life story
Standard operating procedure by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,308 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
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography by Errol Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,308 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
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,207 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 wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 898 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 )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 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
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 850 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 )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 819 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
Tabloid( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 629 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
Mr. Death the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 617 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 sensationalistic Canadian trial, his ego, bravado, and absurd testimony reach national media prominence. Ironically, what Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career only ruins it
The unknown known( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 593 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
Vernon, Florida( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 578 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
Dark wind( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 236 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
Errol Morris' First person( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outré stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour documentary episode focused on 1 person, especially scientists, criminals, cranks, plus everyday folks in strange circumstances. First season seen on Bravo, second on IFC. ... Some subjects came from Morris' back-file, others were newly uncovered. First season included the autistic woman scientist who designs humane slaughterhouses (Temple Grandin, 'Stairway to Heaven'), the parrot whose testimony in a trial exonerated a man wrongly accused of murdering his owner, the ex-lobster fisherman devoted to being the first to see a live giant squid ('Eyeball to Eyeball'), and a serial killer groupie. Second season had some 2 parters such as a haunted passenger who landed a crashing jet liner, also the dot.com entrepreneur who believes first mate Gilligan is the new messiah! Errol Morris hoped to continue 'First Person,' but funding was unavailable."--IMDB.com
The ballad of Abu Ghraib by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 122 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
The making of a brief history of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems and solutions of adapting the book to film are revealed in this companion featurette to the film. A brief history of time
Gates of Heaven ; Vernon, Florida : two films by Errol Morris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 103 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
Film noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores how the film noir genre, which reached its peak in the 1950s, reflected the pessimism and paranoia that were signs of the times. With its roots in German expressionism and its disturbing sense of corruption and urban decay these "black films" were a mirror of the American psyche
 
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The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara
Alternative Names
Errol Morris

Errol Morris ralisateur amricain

Errol Morris regista statunitense

Errol Morris US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Dokumentarfilmer

MacLaren, Norman 1948-

Morris, Errol Mark 1948-

Моррис, Эррол

ארול מוריס

ارول موریس کارگردان آمریکایی

埃洛莫里斯

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