Starting watching Errol Morris’ TV show “First Person” (thanks GRIXLY) and was so excited that he showed his Interrotron in action! And boy it played so well into the conversation, it was perfect.
Recent Watch - 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s (1979)
Really interesting watch on NYC street gangs of the 1970s. Some really great footage, and defiantly a culture and self-run society that is worth reflecting on without a doubt. Love these movies that were made at just the right time to capture something going on that would be talked about forever.
Recent Watch - A Brief History of Time (1991)
A movie about stephen hawking’s theories, but even more so drawing comparisons with them and his life. Well organized interesting movie.
Recent Watch - Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)
Les Blank puts on a film about Herzog’s bet with Errol Morris that he’d eat his shoe if he made a film, Morris makes Gates of Heaven and Herzog keeps his promise. Herzog is a performance artist and he is just the best. He speaks so courageously to film students saying film making is not for cowards and money does not make films and to steal to create. Really encouraging to hear. Herzog is the best.
Recent Watch - Forest of Bliss (1986)
Noted as one of Herzog’s favorite films, so I checked it out. It was really beautiful, mostly silent of words, but full of noise, and natural rhythm and sound. A really great way to take on the life in Berares, India.
Recent Watch - The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
Not my favorite Morris film, but good none the less. Some of the lessons speak really powerfully. Really interesting of Robert S. McNamara to partake in this film, and he does a great job discussing in it.
Recent Watch - Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
Errol Morris is the best, I’ve said it before. Here we have a “Wild Animal Trainer”, a “Topiary Gardner”, a “Mole-Rat Specialist” and a “Robot Scientist” all being interviewed about their life’s work. All the jobs seem so apart from each other in topic and task. But here we are all presented at once.
The magic of the film is that by the end, you forget who is talking about what. The gardener talking over shots of the lion training, and vice versa. But in the end the film discusses how each job is really working on the same things. Researching interaction between humans, humans and animals, humans and objects, reflecting on existing, and consciousness.
Really really really smart film, a classic errol morris move, to take anything and really get philosophical with it.
Recent Watch - Stranger than Paradise (1984)
Love John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch. Need to watch more, and rewatch this in one sitting instead of breaking it up like I had to. This is the comedy I crave, dry as hell.
Recent Watch - Le Jour Se Leve (1948)
Watched in my french cultures class, a good film. Although not exactly my taste, but good.