Errol Morris != Morris the Cat
January 29, 2005 11:18 AM   Subscribe

Errol Morris : respected filmmaker, editorialist, grump, and creator of some great commercials [QT]. The Sharp series is noteworthy for him straying from his usual non-fiction work. His site is chock full of interesting stuff for a Saturday surf.
posted by furtive (9 comments total)
Just saw "The Fog of War" couple of weeks ago--enjoyed it a lot.
posted by gimonca at 12:14 PM on January 29, 2005

His Miller High Life commercials are tops, too. And I'm still hoping that some day Vernon, Florida and Gates of Heaven make it to DVD.
posted by misterioso at 12:39 PM on January 29, 2005

Ditto on the excellence of the Miller High Life commercials. I've loved them for a long time, didn't realize Morris was the creative force behind them. Thanks!
posted by bullitt 5 at 12:57 PM on January 29, 2005

Great stuff! But damn, that Sharp series is frustrating -- what happened?
posted by languagehat at 1:28 PM on January 29, 2005

I really enjoyed "The Fog of War" also. Another 2 favorites of mine are "Gates of Heaven" (which is about the pet cemetary industry) and Vernon Florida. Wish those 2 would be released on DVD.
posted by r3rrr at 1:41 PM on January 29, 2005

languagehat, you can find out here.
posted by idest at 1:41 PM on January 29, 2005

His interview on self deception at the Museum of Modern Art is, for me, what really sets him apart from almost all other filmmakers out there.
posted by fatbobsmith at 1:49 PM on January 29, 2005

I'm taking a class on Errol Morris right now, actually. So far we've studied Gates of Heaven, Vernon Florida, and, yesterday, The Thin Blue Line.
Prior to taking the class, I'd only seen Fog of War, and my respect for the man's grown exponentially. And the Philip Glass scores certainly don't hurt.

(and that grump link is great!)
posted by ITheCosmos at 2:22 PM on January 29, 2005

The Miller commericals are classic Boston, all the more gritty for the fact that many of them seem to be shot on Super-8 and 16mm. The "pagers" ad features a great exterior shot of Twin Donuts, one of Boston's finest, most photogenic (and most unsung) dining spots.
posted by hifiparasol at 4:13 PM on January 29, 2005

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