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Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | TV Series (2000– )
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 ...  Himself - 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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Fourth Floor Productions

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16 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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The white trash version of the great Errol Morris
30 December 2010 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

I don't mean to imply that Morris has "sold out", but the guy who got the Scoop on McNamara is now retailing eye witness parrots, amok postal employees, serial killer groupies, and decapitated mothers.

And, I might add, he gives his short term subjects the same kind of love he gives his more weighty subjects, and this makes them surely worthy of our attentions.

OK, OK: To be fair, I'm now watching his piece about the squid researcher, and it's one for the ages.

Here's a thought. If you've never seen Morris before, watch these short pieces, then move on to his larger works. I can, of course, heartily recommend The Fog of War. Morris is now cinematic history as the guy who landed the scoop of the century: A good and proper treatment of Robert S. McNamara in his winter years.

Watch, and enjoy!


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