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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 ... See full summary »
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Errol Morris ...  Self - Host 6 episodes, 2000-2001
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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. Having a roaming crew at the ready led Morris to start filming his Academy Award winning documentary on Robert McNamara, "The Fog of War." 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 ... Written by David Stevens

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My new favorite show...
21 June 2000 | by redmond barrySee all my reviews

Errol Morris is a great man. Re-inventing the documentary format. His films are documentary, from it's initial content, but are a lot more than that. Each of his works, and I say works to include each episode of the show, because that's what they are, they stand side to him feature films, succeed in every way. From the content standpoint, it's very informative, consice, to the point, his interviews are genuine. It's also very stylish, something Morris is known for. So, as I see it's perfect. Documentary is one of my favorite formats, but I never saw the magic that fiction films had, untill ofcourse Errol Morris.


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Fourth Floor Productions

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