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Errol Morris Quotes

We all know that yellow journalism didnt just happen a week ago or a month ago, that yellow journalism has probably been with us as long as journalism has been with us.
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But I can say what interests me about documentary is the fact that you don't know how the story ends at the onset - that you are investigating, with a camera, and the story emerges as you go along.

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When 'The Thin Blue Line' came out, I was criticized by many people for using reenactments, as if I wasn't dedicated to the truth because I filmed these scenes. That always and still seems to be nonsensical.

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My advice to all interviewers is: Shut up and listen. It's harder than it sounds.

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Films are neither true nor false. That includes my films, as well as others. They may make claims that are true or false, but films are too complex. They have too many ingredients.

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I don't believe truth is conveyed by style and presentation. I don't think that if it was grainy and full of handheld material, it would be any more truthful.

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I think calling someone a character is a compliment.

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Photographs can reveal something to us, and they can also conceal things.

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Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!

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The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it.

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Listening to what people were saying wasn't even important. But it was important to look as if you were listening to what people were saying. Actually, listening to what people are saying, to me, interferes with looking as if you were listening to what people are saying.

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There is a documentary element in my films, a very strong documentary element, but by documentary element, I mean an element that's out of control, that's not controlled by me. And that element is the words, the language that people use, what they say in an interview. They're not written, not rehearsed. It's spontaneous, extemporaneous material. People

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Truth and falsity is something that concerns language, it's a property of language.

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Film is lies at twenty-four frames a second.

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I've never seen myself as a documentary filmmaker. I see myself as a filmmaker, period, and I am interested in drama as well as in documentary.

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There are many dramas that I would like to make: dramas based on real stories. It's approaching things from the other side.

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