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Vernon, Florida (1981)

A documentary on the eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida.

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Errol Morris
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Cast

Credited cast:
Albert Bitterling Albert Bitterling ... Himself
Roscoe Collins Roscoe Collins ... Himself
George Harris George Harris ... Himself
Joe Payne Joe Payne ... Himself
Howard Pettis Howard Pettis ... Himself
Claude Register Claude Register ... Himself
Snake Reynolds Snake Reynolds ... Himself
Henry Shipes Henry Shipes ... Himself
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Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the definition of the word "Therefore," and the obsessive turkey hunter who speaks reverentially of the "gobblers" he likes to track down and kill. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вернон, штат Флорида See more »

Filming Locations:

Vernon, Florida, USA

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Originally titled Nub City, this follow-up to Gates of Heaven was initially focused on residents of the Southern town who cut off their own limbs as a way to collect insurance money. After Morris's life was threatened by the subjects of the film, he re-worked Nub City into Vernon, Florida. See more »

Quotes

Claude Register: You ever seen a man's brains? I've seen them. I've picked them up, scooped them up. Put them in, do them up like brains. You buying brains?
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Morris captures the absurd, and shows that it exists in all of us
22 January 2000 | by cdrake999See all my reviews

You may get the feeling that you are watching some sort of bizarre freak show while you are watching Vernon, Fla. Morris uses his unique style of interviewing to get his subjects to wax philosophic on a wide variety of subjects, exposing both their strange senses of reality and their humanity at once. All of the people examined in the film have somehow created rich, meaningful worlds from their otherwise depressing existences in this tiny Florida town. The film is hilarious most of the time, with one bizarre story after another, but somehow the viewer emerges from it feeling "there but for the grace of God go I".


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