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Movie night

As Grrrlz Movie Night awaits the arrival of The Thin Blue Line at the top of my ZipList (at the request of one of the Grrrlz who’s never seen it), online I found posted a good documentary overview about its maker, Errol Morris

I have seen most of his films and I think they are either hit or miss… “misses” being Vernon, Florida and Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (both of which I think are partially successful but ultimately unsatisfying because they feel a little scattered to me… and, damn, I wish he’d tackled the original subject matter he’d had in mind for Vernon, Florida!), and “hits” being Gates of Heaven (here’s a clip…)

and The Thin Blue Line (which you can watch in a series of 10-minute segments posted online…)  

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

and Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter (which you can watch here…)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=654178281151939378&hl=en-CA

and The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (which someone has posted here…)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8653788864462752804&hl=en-CA

and, to a somewhat lesser extent, A Brief History of Time (which is more about Hawking than his book, and which you can watch right here…)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5382609196671955257&hl=en-CA

…some interesting diversions for a rainy day on a long weekend. 🙂

→ originally published 2007-08-05

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