An Interview with Errol Morris
Errol Morris
Nick Poppy~The Believer
THE BELIEVER: Can you help tease out the distinction between drama and documentary?
ERROL MORRIS: I believe we have two ideas about how movies are made in our heads. Idealizations. Platonic ideals. One of them is of a movie that is completely uncontrolled, and another is a movie that is completely controlled. The auteur theory vs. cinéma vérité.
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Senses of cinema has a great essay on Errol Morris and the New Documentary.