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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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Intriguing
27 October 2006 | by jnethollydaySee all my reviews

Stellar interviews with the most intriguing people I've ever seen speak. Through a shade of quirkiness, I found many of the stories very informative, inspiring and touching. I didn't know "STRANGE" can have so much charm.

Morris' "Interrotron" holds a very intimate conversation into the minds of creative and eccentric thinkers. Is it his interviewing skills? Skills in finding interesting people? Who knows...

I just know that after listening to each of his subjects speak, they become unforgettable, driven by passion of a good game in life, bordering on forgivable obsessions. The conversations are animated and genuine. Somehow through candid honesty a hilarity is captured.

An enjoyable documentary.


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