Call for Papers
2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
AREA: Errol Morris
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris is known for winning the 2005 Academy
Award for Best Documentary for The Fog of War; for his 1998 film The Thin
Blue Line, which both resulted in the release of death-row inmate Randall
Adams and introduced the now-familiar dramatic reenactment; and for his
device known as the Interrotron, which allows direct eye contact
(ostensibly) between the subject and the spectator. He is a leading
contemporary practitioner in "the documentary tradition."