Roger Ebert has said, "After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven't found another filmmaker who intrigues me more...Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini." More


Film There'll be no learning period with nuclear weapons. You make one mistake and you're going to destroy nations.

First Person

Store Store Loaned your copy of Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control to your ex? Forgot to get your dad a father's day gift? Visit the store.

Contact Contact

Links Nubar Alexanian was the still photographer for Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, Mr. Death and The Fog of War.

Elsa Dorfman has photographed Errol's film subjects and family since 1990. She is the subject of Errol’s film The B-Side.

Danny Elfman composed the scores for Standard Operating Procedure and The Unknown Known.

Philip Glass composed the scores for The Fog of War, Thin Blue Line and A Brief History of Time.

John Kusiak, composer of the musical scores for Tabloid, the First Person television series and numerous television commercials.

Jeremy Landman designed the graphics for Wormwood, The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, and The Unknown Known.

Shawn Lacy represents Errol for commercial work at Biscuit Filmworks.

Igor Martinovic was the cinematographer for Wormwood’s dramatic scenes and many of Errol’s commercials.

Paul Leonard-Morgan composed the scores for Wormwood and The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography.

Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and columnist for The New York Observer.



Film AMERICAN DHARMA American Dharma



film B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography B=Side Poster Errol Morris's The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography theatrical release June 30th.

film Demon in the Freezer Demon in the Freezer

Film Ann Petrone Ann Petrone
Petrone, Ann Marie 53, of Concord, Massachusetts, beloved wife of James Eastland, died on July 11th at their home in Concord after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Mary (Petrone) Jones and the late Donald Petrone, Ann was born June 2, 1962 in Brockton, Mass and raised in Whitman, Mass. A 1980 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Ann earned her B.F.A. from Tufts University in 1984. Continued...

Film It's Not Crazy, It's Sports. Book

It's Not Crazy, It's Sports. Chrome Being Mr. Met New films: 1) The Subterranean Stadium, 2) The Heist, 3) The Streaker, 4) Being Mr. Met, 5) Most Valuable Whatever, 6) Chrome.

The Unremitting Search for New Talent Sir. Bob Sir Bob, Champion Pig 

Three Short Films About Peace Peace Films Three Short Films About Peace, featuring Leymah Gbowee, Lech Walesa and Bob Geldof, are on the New York Times site. 

The Unknown Known Marilyn DVD/ Blu-ray/ iTunes/ Amazon / Netflix
Reviews: A.O. Scott, L.A. Times, Boston Globe.

film The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld Cheshire Cat (Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three) (Part Four)
Errol's Rumsfeld essay is up at the New York Times.

Opinion TIEL Marilyn Errol's essay on Lincoln photography, fate, and belief—is up on the Opinionator blog at the New York Times.

Film November 22, 1963 Moorman November 22, 1963, a second short film with Josiah "Tink" Thompson marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.


in memoriam

11 Excellent Reasons Not To Vote?

Opinionator Jeffrey MacDonald

Until Justice Is Served

New Book Now Available A Wilderness of Error

Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth

What's in a name?

Now On DVD El WIngador

New Book Now Available


Did My Brother Invent E-Mail With Tom Van Vleck?

Tabloid Peter Debruge review for Variety.

The Ashtray

Aborted Commercials
Las Vegas Las Vegas

The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is

There has been some talk about the profession of journalism. I am sure that for many it is a profession, but for me it has been more of an obsession.

When I was first asked about the possibility of giving a commencement address at the UC-Berkeley School of Journalism, I thought why me?

in memoriam
Karen Karen Schmeer
An editing fellowship has been established in Karen Schmeer's memory at the American Cinema Editors Educational Center. The year-long experience encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. More information is available at

Tributes:,, and Imagine Magazine

The above photograph of Karen was taken by Elsa Dorfman, as part of Elsa's Angels project.

Thought Experiment #2

It Was All Started by a Mouse

Thought Experiment No. 1, and More Inappropriate Alarm Clocks

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock

Dog Dog
Director of Officeland Security, Director of Human Resources, Employee of the Year 2003. (Photo by Elsa Dorfman)

Errol has an article about mugshots in the August 10 and 17 issue of Newsweek.

Errol is receiving the "Breakthrough Bucket" Achievement Award from Roger Eaton, CEO of KFC. He the first non-KFC-employee to receive the award.

McNamara in Context

More Bamboozling
Bamboozling Ourselves

Book Cover

Book Cover

Whose Father Was He?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Cartesian Blogging, Part 3


SU2C Zoom

Photography As A Weapon


Cartesian Blogging, Part Two
The Most Curious Thing

The Boston Globe
By Mark Feeney

"Standard Operating Procedure," Errol Morris's new documentary about the abuse of prisoners by US soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, is very much a moral exercise: an examination of the misuse of power and abdication of personal responsibility by individual service personnel, the military as a whole, and, ultimately, the United States as a democratic society.

Play It Again, Sam

Errol's latest film, Standard Operating Procedure, will be released on April 25th. The Sony Pictures Classics website is now online. The trailer is now available on

Interview Herzog Herzog
The Believer
Werner Herzog talks with Errol Morris


Things Werner Herzog and Errol Morris have done together: Visited serial killer Ed Kemper in prison Visited Plainfield, Wisconsin, to investigate the murderer Ed Gein Dug up Ed Gein's mother's grave to see if she was still there (almost)

Interview Berlin Zoom
Standard Operating Procedure, the first documentary ever shown in competition at the Berlin film festival, won the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prize.

Interview Zoom
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?


Method It Becomes A Self-fulfilling Thing Graphic Facilitation
Brandy Agerbeck comments on the recent lecture by Errol at the Chicago Humanities Festival. The transcript will soon be available.

Interview It Becomes A Self-fulfilling Thing Adam and Errol
The Believer
Adam Curtis talks with Errol Morris

On October 31, 2005, Errol Morris, Academy Award winning director of The Fog of War, interviewed Adam Curtis, director of "The Power of Nightmares", the documentary film which asks the question "Did Johnny Mercer bring down the World Trade Center?"

Interview Not Every Picture Tells A Story Smiling
The Stop Smiling Interview with Errol Morris
by James Hughes / Photograph by Nubar Alexanian

No matter how despairing the tale, Errol Morris, the 58-year-old filmmaker and self-described "secular antihumanist," can't get enough of people and the wealth of stories they have to tell. "They're not adversarial interviews," Morris said by phone from Cambridge, Massachusetts, his home of 16 years. "They're interviews where I encourage people to talk at length."

Aborted Projects
The Odyssey

The Ames
Ames Room
Can optical illusions help to re-define a brand?
Ricky Jay visiting with Errol Morris in an Ames Room built by Steve Hardie for Quaker Oats at Hollywood Center Studios.

The Anti Post
(This lecture was given at Harvard and includes clips for Vernon, Florida, The Thin Blue Line, and The Fog of War.) Vernon, Florida
Vernon, Florida - The Sand that Grows

This Island Earth
This Island Earth (1955) Directed by Joseph Newman
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life (1959) Directed by Douglas Sirk

Why does Sara Jane crawl into a crate addressed to Ryberg Electronics? Was an Interociter delivered to the set of Imitation of Life?

Aborted Projects
I was hired by IBM to make a film for the year 2000. It was for an "in house" conference of IBM employees.

This I Believe
NPR, All Things Considered - May 2, 2005

I believe in truth. And in the pursuit of truth.

When I was ten years old, I asked a neighborhood kid who was older than me: Which city is further west ? Reno, Nevada or Los Angeles, California? The correct answer is Reno, Nevada. But he was convinced that it was the other way around.

Editorial Not Every Picture Tells A Story
This is a slightly modified version of the editorial published in The New York Times, January 18, 2005.

So why is George W. Bush taking the oath of office this week and not John Kerry? For me, the answer is clear: Mr. Kerry failed because of his inability to tell his own story. John Kerry could have presented to the American people his full biography, but instead he chose to edit who he was. Why?

Why It Makes Sense to Bite the Hand that Feeds You.
1. Preventive bite. Hand is bound to betray you eventually. Get it before it gets you. Remember, every hand is capable of naked aggression.
2. Preemptive bite. Hand is ready to do something. Just look at it. You've got to protect yourself, don't you?
3. Keeps gums healthy.
4. Hand less likely poisoned than food.
5. Tastes good.

Not Every Picture Tells A Story
This is a slightly modified version of the editorial published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004.

All of life seems to be about denial — the denial of death, the denial of reality, the denial of everything that it is convenient for us to deny. Photography because of its causal relationship to the world seems to give us the truth or something close to the truth. I am skeptical about this for many reasons. But even if photography doesn't give us truth on a silver-platter, it can make it harder for us to deny reality. It puts a leash on fantasy, confabulation and self-deception. It provides constraints, borders. It circumscribes our ability to lie — to ourselves and to others.

High Life Metaphysics

Aborted Projects Donald Trump discusses Citizen Kane
Donald Trump
"The Donald" played by Donald Trump"
Citizen Kane
"Charles Foster Kane" played by Orson Welles

Election '04
10.26.04: Fox News and Accidental Bias
10.27.04: The Flip Flopper vs. The Prisoner of His Own Ideology
10.28.04: Preemptive vs. Preventive War
11.03.04: Potterville
Election '04
Election '04
Errol in conversation with Michael Bierut at the Yale School of Management.

Ron Rosenbaum calls American Dharma a “valuable warning.”

Anthony Kaufman writes about American Dharma's' “skillful mix of moral outrage, apocalyptic imagery, and...cinephilic inquiry.”

Alissa Wilkinson calls American Dharma a “character study in the soul-corroding effects of extreme self-regard.”

Watch Errol in conversation with Salon’s executive editor about American Dharma.

Marshall Shaffer writes that American Dharma shows “how a warped ideology can graft itself onto heroic narratives in order to convince itself of its own good and necessity.”

Eric Kohn's review calls American Dharma "the most disturbing movie of the year."

Deborah Young says American Dharma will "engage the viewer in American politics through a strategy of detached passion."

Watch Errol’s new films for Wealthsimple, featuring interviews with Brian Tyree Henry, Aubrey Plaza, Alex Karpovsky, and more.

Errol discusses the ugly truth about truth.

Bullseye Podcast
Errol in conversation with Jesse Thorn about Wormwood.

Three episode Wormwood podcast now on iTunes! Special guests include Jon Ronson, Peter Sarsgaard, and, of course, Eric Olson.

Wormwood is certified fresh!

Wormwood ranks first on Esquire's list of the year’s best films.

A detailed exploration of Wormwood’s stylistic language, including aspect ratios, collage, and framing.

Type Network interviews Wormwood’s graphic designer Jeremy Landman about his interpretation of psychedelic typography.

A.O. Scott reviews Wormwood and calls Errol “our great cinematic sleuth.”

Matt Zoller Seitz interviews Errol about Wormwood, reenactments, and arbitrary rules.

Rachel Syme writes about Wormwood and grief in the January-February 2018 issue.

Todd McCarthy reviews Wormwood following its Telluride Film Festival premiere.

Errol writes about Nathan for You’s season four finale, his new favorite love story.

Praise for Wormwood from J. Hoberman in the New York Review's December calendar.

Read Richard Brody's article on The B-Side: "An Artist's Soul Unleashed by a Polaroid Camera."

Paste Magazine
Read Paste's review of The B-Side, in theaters June 30th.

An interview with Errol on The B-Side, Elsa Dorfman, and weirdness.

Take a look at a list of Errol's three favorite self-help books.

National Post
An interview with Errol on his latest film The B-Side and reinventing nonfiction.

The Gate
A review of The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography. In theaters June 30th.

Scientific American
A review of the conversation between Errol and Barry Lam heard on HiPhiNation.

The Ashes of Truth
HiPhiNation: Philosopher Barry Lam and Errol discuss his difficult relationship with Thomas Kuhn and teases his forthcoming book The Ashtray or: The Man who Denied Reality (Spring 2018, University of Chicago Press).

Read Errol's NYT Opinion article, "Who is Dangerous, and Who Dies?"

Slant's review of The B-Side.

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone's list of movies to see in June includes The B-Side.

Esquire's list "14 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex" this June features The B-Side.

Summer Movie
Errol's newest film The-B-Side is a must-see this summer.

Film Comment
Errol interviews himself on the subject of interviewing.

The B-Side Trailer
Take a look at the trailer for Errol's latest film The B-Side.

The B-Side makes it on IndieWire's list of "50 Movies to See This Summer."

Neon acquires The B-Side. Theatrical release of Errol's latest film is scheduled for June 30th.

Read Errol's piece for the New York Times on Bowe Bergdahl and Trump: "Judge, Jury, Executioner, President."

Flip through their list of "10 Must-See Movies at the 2016 NYFF," which includes The B-Side.

The Film Experience
Read TFE's review of The B-Side out of NYFF.

The B-Side will have its European premiere at the 60th London Film Festival.

Read Film Freak Central's review of The B-Side.'s review of The B-Side.

Variety's review of The B-Side.

Screen Daily's review of The B-Side.

Fandor's review of The B-Side.

The Guardian
Read The Guardian's review of The B-Side.

Read The Hollywood Reporter's review of The B-Side.

Rolling Stone's list of "25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at TIFF 2016" includes The B-Side.

Errol's newest film profiles 20x24 portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Docs at 2016 TIFF
Read about this year's documentary selection at TIFF, which includes The B-Side.

The B-Side at TIFF
Errol's latest documentary The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography is headed to TIFF.

Filmmaker Magazine
An article about Errol's newest short film Demon in the Freezer.

New York Times Q&A
Errol answers questions about his short film Demon in the Freezer.

The Monster is Mommy
Errol on the Criterion Collection's release of The Manchurian Candidate.

Karen Schmeer Fellowship
Congratulations to Eileen Meyer, 2016's Film Editing Fellow!

Errol interviewed about Baskerville and his new Pentagram book about how typography shapes our perception of truth.

Documentary of a Murder
Read Errol's Time piece on Walter Scott's death. Watch his HuffPost interview.

The Thin True Line
What is documentary? Read Errol's piece in The Boston Globe.

Criterion Collection
The Thin Blue Line and Gates of Heaven / Vernon, Florida box sets are available on Blu-ray.

Errol talks about his Criterion releases and compares The Unknown Known and The Fog of War.

A Fascinated Man
Read about Errol's short films for Grantland at Movie Mezzanine.

Karen Schmeer Fellowship
Congratulations to Anna Gustavi, 2015's Film Editing Fellow!

Errol speaks about his portraits of sports fanatics and remembers Albert Maysles.

Read: "Watch Errol Morris' New ESPN Shorts, Even If You Don’t Care About Sports."

Watch Errol's final film for Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

Watch Errol's 5th film for Grantland's "Errol Morris Week" about sports collectors.

Watch Errol's 4th film for Grantland's "Errol Morris Week" about the man behind the Mets mascot.

Watch Errol's 3rd film for Grantland's "Errol Morris Week" about a prolific streaker.

Watch Errol's 2nd Grantland film about Michael Jordan's stolen jersey.

Watch Errol's short film about electric football, 1 of 6 for Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

Alex Pappademas interviews Errol about his life and work.

Read the article "The Brilliant Ads of Errol Morris" on Grantland.

Read Wesley Morris's Grantland article.

Read about Errol's new documentary series for ESPN.

It's Not Crazy, It's Sports
Watch the promo and read the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times pieces. Errol's six short films air Sunday, March 1st, at 9 PM EST on ESPN.

Errol's new short film The Moment, featuring Bob Geldof, screened at the IFC Center October 3rd through 9th.

Errol screened “Three Short Films About Peace” at Telluride. Read more in Variety.

Cannes Lions
Errol was awarded a Silver Lion for his Taco Bell spots and a Bronze Lion for his Unilever spots.

Errol was quizzed on Mickey Rooney and spoke about his films on NPR's game show.

Max Tholl spoke to Errol about The Unknown Known.

Read Adrienne Raphel's article "Competition For McDonald's, And For Ronald."

A.O. Scott reviews The Unknown Known in "Deciphering Donald H. Rumsfeld."

Kenneth Turan says The Unknown Known "finds Donald Rumsfeld free of self-doubt."

Mark Feeney on The Unknown Known: "There is no more robust and searching mind at work in American film."

Dana Stevens on The Unknown Known: "Rumsfeld [expresses] himself in koan-like platitudes that hover over the divide between timeless wisdom and obfuscatory bullshit."

Peter Keough on The Unknown Known: "They may have once commanded the most powerful army in the world, but they should beware Errol Morris and his fearsome Interrotron."

Errol returned to The Colbert Report to discuss The Unknown Known.

Errol skyped into the True/False Film Festival to talk about The Unknown Known.

Lorraine Carpenter on The Unknown Known: "The Horror of (Interviewing) Donald Rumsfeld."

Zachary Zahos on The Unknown Known: "The Incredibly Unknowable Donald Rumsfeld."

Jon Wiener interviews Errol about The Unknown Known.

Joe Robberson's list of the top twelve Errol Morris quotes about Donald Rumsfeld.

Josh Anderson gives The Unknown Known a four-star review and calls it "a must-see documentary."

Gerald Peary calls The Unknown Known "insanely entertaining."

Philip Bump's article on Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld mentions The Unknown Known: "Welcome to the Torture Apologist Renaissance."

An interview with Norman Wilner on The Unknown Known.

Daniel Engelke reviews The Unknown Known.

Brent Simon interviews Errol about The Unknown Known.

Read Ari Karpel's article: "Errol Morris on The Value of Just Listening."

Read Peter Osnos on The Unknown Known: "The True Subject, Smugness."

Errol talks about The Unknown Known.

Listen to a conversation with Errol on The Unknown Known.

Richard Cohen on The Unknown Known: "Donald Rumsfeld's battle with truth."

Listen to Errol discussing The Unknown Known.

David Edelstein on The Unknown Known: "How Do You Nail Jell-O?"

Christiane Amanpour spoke to Errol about The Unknown Known.

Errol speaks to Katie Van Syckle about The Unknown Known: "He's untouched by history."

Watch Nick Gillespie and Errol discuss The Unknown Known.

Godfrey Cheshire on The Unknown Known: "More than any film this reviewer has seen in ages, The Unknown Known richly rewards a second viewing."

Michelle Dean writes that The Unknown Known "brilliantly...points out the chief crime of men like Rumsfeld was the way they weaponized uncertainty."

Cynthia Fuchs reviews The Unknown Known: "The Perennial Puzzle That Is Donald Rumsfeld."

Interview with Errol on The Unknown Known.

Jason Bailey reviews The Unknown Known.

Andrew O'Hehir reviews The Unknown Known.

Marlow Stern writes about The Unknown Known.

FJI calls The Unknown Known "a revealing portrait of a key Bush Administration figure."

Richard Brody reviews The Unknown Known.

Read Jennifer Dworkin's review of The Unknown Known.

Read Politico's article on The Unknown Known: "Donald Rumsfeld Hasn’t Learned a Damn Thing."

Rachel Maddow interviewed Errol about The Unknown Known.

Chris Matthews discussed The Unknown Known with Errol.

Listen to an conversation with Errol at the Ash Center on The Unknown Known.

The Unknown Known
Errol spoke with film critic David Edelstein at DOC NYC 2013, and appeared on Huff Post Live to discuss his latest film about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Murders of Gonzago
Errol published an essay on Joshua Oppenheimer's new documentary The Act of Killing and reenactment on Slate.

The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert interviewed Errol about Jeffrey MacDonald and the Interrotron.

David Carr surveys Errol's new book and the wilderness surrounding the MacDonald trials on the New York Times.

Lawrence Weschler cogitates with Errol about Poe, monocularity, and Kennedy on Public Books.

The Washington Post named Believing is Seeing as one of their "Notable Books of 2011."

The New York Times named Believing is Seeing one of "100 Notable Books of 2011."

Watch Errol give the annual David Lean Lecture at BAFTA's headquarters in London.

The Harvard Book Store is hosting Errol for a discussion of his book Believing is Seeing.

The Brattle Theatre is playing a repertory series of Errol's films.

Errol is giving a lecture at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Andrew Hultkrans wrote about Errol's appearance at the New York Public Library for Artforum.

Scott Thill interviews Errol about Tabloid for Wired Magazine.

Caught in Bed with a Tabloid
Gawker's Seth Abramovitch talks to Errol about Tabloid.

Joyce McKinney at the Premiere of Tabloid

New York's Billy Baker goes dumpster-diving in Errol's basement.

Bob Oakes interviews Errol about his brother Noel and the creation of e-mail.

I am in better shape now. My book on amphibian levitation just arrived.

Believing is Seeing, Reviewed
Publisher's Weekly reviews Errol's new book on photography.

Leon Neyfakh profiles Errol in the Boston Globe: "When we realize everyone might be lying, most of us just give up. For Errol Morris, that’s just the beginning."

Errol responds to comments from the Ashtray on the Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog.

Errol talks to The Take Away about the photos of U.S. soldiers posing with dead civilans released by Der Spiegel.

Gates of Heaven will be playing as part of the TCM salute to Ebertfest.

Boing Boing asks Errol to list what's in his luggage.

Karen Schmeer
On the one-year anniversary of Karen Schmeer's death, we continue to mourn the loss of our friend and colleague.

Sundance Selects plans to play the film at key festivals before a theatrical and VOD rollout this summer.

Pat Joseph interviews Errol for California Magazine.

Taylor Segrest interviews Errol about his Career Achievement Award for the International Documentary Association.

Errol writes about his favorite scenes from the films of documentary film pioneer Frederick Wiseman in the Blogs and Stories section of the Daily Beast.

The Art of Documentary interviewed Errol and other documentarians about their craft.

Errol list his five favorite films on

The Cliopatria Awards
In 2007, Errol won a Cliopatria Award for his, "Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?" posts for the New York Times.

Tatiana Siegel of Variety writes about Errol's upcoming project.

Eric Goldscheider interviews Errol in On Wisconsin.

Marc Hauser and Errol discuss game theory, Stanley Milgram, and whether science can make us better people in Seed Magazine.

Bernie Michalik writes about Standard Operating Procedure on his blog Smart People I Know.

David Byrne reviews Standard Operating Procedure on his Journal.

Adam O. Thomas reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Only Magazine.

Kenneth Turan reviews Standard Operating Procedure in the Los Angeles Times.

The Chicago Reader picks Standard Operating Procedure as a Critics Choice for this weekend.

Scott Tobias reviews Standard Operating Procedure for The Onion.

Kurt Anderson talks to Errol about Standard Operating Procedure on Studio 360.

Guest observer Teddy Blanks reviews Standard Operating Procedure on the Design Observer website.

Questions for Errol
The Harper's Magazine website has a question and answer between W.J.T. Mitchell and Errol.

Photos to Life
Listen to Errol talk about Standard Operating Procedure on NPR's Day to Day.

Gets to the Truth
David Samuels profiles Errol in the current issue of Wired Magazine.

Seeing Is Believing
Chris Wisniewski reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Indiewire.

The Great Interrogator
Errol is featured in this month's GQ written by Chris Heath.

Snapshots of Horror
Christopher Dickey reviews Standard Operating Procedure for Newsweek.

The Fog of Abu Ghraib
In the May issue of Harper's W.J.T. Mitchell reviews Standard Operating Procedure.

SOP Book Cover
Order Nubar Alexanian's book of photographs from Errol's sets.

Standard Operating Procedure
SOP Book Cover
Standard Operating Procedure, a book written by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris, will be published by Penguin Press on May 15, 2008.

From Slo-Mo to No-Mo
Ron Rosenbaum writes about Errol's use of slow motion in Standard Operating Porcedure for Slate.

A question and answer with Errol in print and video from the Columbia Journalism Review by Michael Meyer.

Creativity 50
Creativity Magazine lists Errol as one of the Creativity 50, a list of the top fifty minds in advertising over the past twenty years.

Open Source
Listen to Errol talk about the truth on Christopher Lydon's radio show.

DVD Release July 26th
The Thin Blue Line, Vernon, Florida, Gates of Heaven, and all of the episodes of First Person are now on DVD.

Check out the Store for details.

Also now available
The Fog of War book by James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang.

The Onion's A.V. Club has a interview with Errol talking about his movies recently release on DVD.

Mike Clark of USA Today writes that "two of the best non-fiction films ever Gates of Heaven and The Thin Blue Line come to DVD from MGM/Sony on July 26th.

FLM Magazine Summer 2005 issue contains an article by Errol about the upcoming DVD Collection release.

Errol wins Outstanding Achievement Award at Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

Hiawatha Bray, of the Boston Globe, uses Errol's Sharp campaign as an example of an alternate reality game.

Stuart Elliott, of the New York Times, writes about Errol's new campaign for HSBC.

Advertising Age gives a farewell tribute to Miller's Highlife Man.

Sidney Coleman
The Harvard University Gazette's Rob Meyer writes that nine Nobelists, a Fields medalist, and an Oscar winner converged on Harvard. It was in honor of Sidney Coleman.

The Weston Town Crier writes about Errol's recent appearance at the Cambridge School of Weston.

Adweek named Errol Morris as one of the brightest talents in advertising today.

Nancy Ramsey quotes Errol Morris in her New York Times piece about the future of political film making.

Errol Morris and Kurt Andersen looked at how writers and artists reshape history last week on Studio 360.

The Guardian named Errol Morris in the top ten of the world's 40 best directors.

The Grump
Misanthrope's Creed
One's company, two's a crowd.

October, 2004
GOTHAMIST: This election year, this political climate and national divide has become overwhelmingly stressful. I say this for myself, but I know it's true of a great number of other people.
space space
The B-Side

The Thin Blue Line

Criterion Blu-ray now available.

Gates of Heaven / Vernon, Florida

Blu-ray box set now available.

Brin-Jonathan Butler's interview with Errol is available on Amazon.

Phillip Glass's film score is now available on iTunes.

Singing Dog
Singing Dog
Watch Errol's duet with Ivan the singing dog!

Taco Bell
Mobile Judge
Watch Errol's new ad for
Taco Bell, and read the New Yorker article.

Store Brief History
Criterion reissued A Brief History of Time on Blu-ray and DVD (March 18th).

Danny Elfman's soundtrack for The Unknown Known is available on iTunes.

Paperback Edition
WOE Paperback

ESPN: Team Spirit
Team Spirit
People say when you're a fan, you're a fan for life. But that may be a little shortsighted. It's Not Crazy, It's Sports.

7-11: Mobile Judge
Mobile Judge
Come watch Errol's very first commercial.

Nike: Ring Maker
Ring Maker

Short Film
The Thinking Man's Detective
Ron Rosenbaum reveals, "My favorite private-eye trick is the one I learned about from Errol Morris."


Short Film
Believing Is Seeing
Thank you all for being here tonight. This is somewhat strange for me. I used to say I made movies so I could talk after screening them, but now I'm writing books so that I can talk after signing them.

Short Film
The Umbrella Man
On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol takes a critical look at the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella.

Book Review
Errol reviewed Stephen King's latest novel, 11/22/63, for the New York Times Book Review.

And there's more: after writing the review, Errol interviewed Stephen King.

Tabloid Soundtrack

John Kusiak's soundtrack for Tabloid is available on iTunes, or stream a preview of the soundtrack at Milan Records.

Tawdry Gruesomeness

Errol wrote an essay in the book Frederick Wiseman published by the Museum of Modern Art.

Images in Their Caves

Roger Ebert links to the video and writes about Werner Herzog and Errol's discusion at Toronto Film Festival.
Now Available
SOP Book Cover
A book of interviews with Errol, edited by Livia Bloom.

60 min II
Errol was interviewed for 60 minutes II back in 2000.

Reading List
EA Sports
Watch Errol's EA Sports spots.

Believing Is Seeing

Now Available
SOP Book Cover
The book version of Standard Operating Procedure written by Philip Gourevitch and Errol.

The soundtrack for Standard Operating Procedure by Danny Elfman.

The Grump
Blame the Messenger
The Grump Am I supposed to object to this? ...

Annals of War
The New Yorker website has posted an excerpt from the book, Standard Operating Procedure, as well as video clips from the film.

The Grump
New Literary Form
Ron Rosenbaum writes about Errol's blog post for the New York Times, Cartesian Blogging, Part One.

The Grump
The Unimaginative Carpenter
The Grump Only the unimaginative carpenter...

Full Tilt Poker
Watch Errol's Full Tilt Poker Spots.

Academy Awards Movie
Watch the Short Film Errol made for the opening of the Oscars and 2002.

Then see how many people you recognized.

The Grump

The Non-Existence of God
The Grump Isn't everybody familiar with Anselm's ontological proof of the existence of God?

Hewlett Packard
Watch Errol's Hewlett Packard spot shot in Helsinki back in 2000.

Quaker Oats
Watch two of the finished Quaker Ames Room spots.

Also watch a flash animated explaination of how Steve Hardie built the Ames Room used in the commercials.

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Unintelligent Design
I look at the world of fauna and flora around me, and it becomes completely obvious that it can not be explained by the processes of natural selection.

Natural selection would have done a better job.

Miller High Life
Updated with twenty "more" spots for a total of Eighty.

This updated encylcopedia of High-Life material also includes the only apocalyptic High-Life spot - Staying Alert.

(If you are interested in other apocalyptic commercials, see the Southern Comfort spot - Bomb Shelter.)

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I am a secular anti-humanist.

Interrotron v. Interociter


Ron Rosenbaum
Ron Rosenbaum, the Edgy Enthusiast at the New York Observer, has written about The Fog of War, Mr. Death, and Gates of Heaven.

He has also written an article about pessimism which includes a reference to The Grump (no. 3), Cursing the Darkness.

Errol wrote the foreword to his book, The Secret Parts of Fortune.

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Pandora and the Box
The story of Pandora and the box is well-known.

The story has a simple beginning. Pandora was presented with a box and asked not to open it.

Well, big surprise.

Updated with the emmy award winning commercial for PBS, "Photo Booth".

As well as, the campaigns for Volkswagen, Southern Comfort, Robertson Stephens, and Adidas.

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The Last Dingdong of Doom
I have always been perplexed by Faulkner's Nobel Prize Banquet Speech. Not merely endure? Will prevail?

Five Key Witnesses
I have often heard people say that "The Thin Blue Line" got an innocent man out of prison.

Yes and no.

The movie brought the case to national attention, but it was my investigation ? part of which was done with a movie camera ? that got Randall Adams out of prison. Here's the story.

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Oxymorons. What are they? I grabbed a definition from the American Heritage Dictionary.

A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.

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