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Biography
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

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

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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.

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

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

Kyle Cooper designed the animated sequences included the main and end credits for Standard Operating Procedure.

Elsa Dorfman photographed Errol's film subjects and family since 1990.

Bill Drenttel, Michael Bierut, and Betsy Vardell, designers of these web pages, are partners of Winterhouse, Pentagram and RubyStudio, respectively, and contributors to Design Observer.

Robert Fernandez represents Errol for commercial work at Moxie Pictures.

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

Philip Gourevitch, author of the book Standard Operating Procedure, is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Steve Hardie, production designer for Fog of War and many commercials.

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

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

Randy Thom and John Nutt, sound designers for Standard Operating Procedure work out of Skywalker Sound.

Jeff Selis, author of Cat Spelled Backwards Doesn't Spell God and agency producer of the Miller High Life campaign.

Tim Onosko, has completed a documentary Lost Vegas: The Lounge Era. It is narrated - like my Cisco commercials - by Ricky Jay.



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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'

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

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

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The Unknown KnownThe Unknown KnownMarilyn 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.


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

Film November 22, 1963Moorman Errol released November 22, 1963, a second short film with Josiah "Tink" Thompson to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Click here to see it at the New York Times.

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

Criterion
'The Thin Blue Line' and a 'Gates of Heaven / Vernon, Florida' box set are out on Blu-ray.

Indiewire
Read: Errol talks about his Criterion releases, and compares 'The Unknown Known,' & 'The Fog of War.'

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

Karen Schmeer Fellow
Congratulations to Anna Gustavi, Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow, '15.

CBC Radio
Listen: 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 in Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

Watch Errol's 5th film in Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

Watch Errol's 4th film in Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

Watch Errol's 3rd film in Grantland's "Errol Morris Week."

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

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

Alex Pappademas interviewed Errol about his life and work.

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

Read Wesley Morris's Grantland article.

Read about Errol's doc series for ESPN.

"It's Not Crazy, It's Sports"
Watch the promo and read the Boston Globe & LA Times pieces. Errol's 6 short films air Sunday March 1st, 9PM EST on ESPN.

Errol's new short film "The Moment," with Bob Geldof, screened at IFC Center Oct 3-9.

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
Bronze Lion for his Unilever spots.

TUK was created by a director and composer who are not resting on their laurels: they're continuing to evolve. It's stunning to observe.

NPR: Errol was quizzed on Mickey Rooney, and spoke about his films.

Max Tholl spoke to Errol about 'The Unknown Known'


Has an ongoing series of articles on Rumsfeld and Cheney in the NYRB.

Reviews 'The Unknown Known' in "Deciphering Donald H. Rumsfeld."

Kenneth Turan: "'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'.

True False
Errol skyped into True False F.F. to talk about 'The Unknown Known' at The Missouri Theatre.




Amy Menell reviews 'The Unknown Known'



Josh Anderson on TUK (****): A must-see documentary

Gerald Peary on TUK: 'Insanely Entertaining'


Interview with Norman Wilner on 'The Unknown Known'

Daniel Engelke reviews 'The Unknown Known'



Peter Osnos on TUK: The True Subject, Smugness






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The Thin Blue Line

Now available on Blu-ray from Criterion.

'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.

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

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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.

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Paperback Edition
WOE Paperback

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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.

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

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

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Believing Is Seeing
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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.

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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.





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