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Morris, Errol

Overview
Works: 141 works in 533 publications in 12 languages and 18,270 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Interviews  Biographical films  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Historical films  Social problem films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Host, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, fmd, Other, fmp
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 8 languages and held by 2,553 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,547 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 )

66 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,464 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
Believing is seeing : observations on the mysteries of photography by Errol Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,340 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 )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,293 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 act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The act of killing is an examination of the murder of political dissidents in Indonesia by government sponsored death squads in the years following the military coup in 1965, in which the filmmakers were successful in persuading those responsible to reenact the killings for the camera in the fashion of American movies
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 920 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 )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 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 )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fast, cheap & out of control by ( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 803 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 668 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 by Errol Morris( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 627 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the son of a prison worker and a self-taught execution expert consulted with prisons across the country to make capital punishment more humane. He was later hired by revisionist historian Ernst Zundel to "prove" that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. Leuchter published a controversial report confirming Zundel's position, which ultimately ruined his own career. When Leuchter is called in as a high-profile expert in a Canadian trial, his ego, bravado and absurd testimony reaches national media prominence. What Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career, only ruins it
The dark wind( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 239 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 : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris brings his unrivaled 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
The look of silence( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Indonesian and German and held by 173 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
Gates of Heaven ; Vernon, Florida : two films by Errol Morris( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 132 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 124 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 )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 101 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
A wilderness of error the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 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

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