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Morris, Errol

Works: 244 works in 912 publications in 8 languages and 22,312 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Historical films  Social problem films  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Film editor, Host, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, fmd, Restager , Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of screenplay, tld, Actor, fmp
Classifications: HV6322.3.I5, 973.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Errol Morris
The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,017 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 )

75 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,586 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 )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inventive documentary examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their mass-killings in the style of the movies they love
A brief history of time by Errol Morris( Visual )

65 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,382 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 1,354 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 )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 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 946 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 )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness one of the worst debacles in American military history. Enter Abu Ghraib. You've seen the photographs on the nightly news: the naked prisoners, the pyramid of degraded captives, and the infamous thumbs up grin of the young female corporal standing guard over them all. Now come inside and see the true story of the men and women who crossed the thin line between interrogation and torture. Errol Morris's award-winning documentary takes you behind the bars of the 21st century's most infamous prison, and the acts that forced a president to apologize to the world
Fast, cheap & out of control by Errol Morris( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 861 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
Gates of heaven by Errol Morris( Visual )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about pet cemeteries, their proprieters and pet owners. When financial hardship forces California's Foothill Pet Cemetery to close its pearly gates, its dearly departed loved ones are relocated to the nearby Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park. During this tense transition, filmmaker Morris meets a collection of eccentric cemetery operators and anguished animal lovers that make disclosures about life, work and feelings
The unknown known by Donald Rumsfeld( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 645 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
Tabloid( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 605 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 )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 598 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
The fog of war by Errol Morris( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, ad the effects of the Vietnam War
Vernon, Florida by Errol Morris( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 521 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 )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 471 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 )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 377 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 )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 317 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Indonesian and German and held by 265 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 B-side : Elsa Dorfman's portrait photography( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 263 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 The fog of war
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photographyStandard operating procedureStandard operating procedureFast, cheap & out of controlGates of heavenMr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.The fog of war
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

Morris, Errol Mark 1948-

Morrisas Errolas

Еррол Морріс американський режисер, письменник

Моррис, Эррол

ארול מוריס

ארול מוריס במאי וסופר אמריקאי

מאריס, ארול

ارول موریس کارگردان آمریکایی

غاستون موريس

모리스, 에롤 1948-