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The Fog of War

Bio-docs: Who Controls the Narrative?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are in the midst of a bumper crop of bio-docs: documentaries focused on single figures who have wound up on the wrong side of history and who seemingly want the chance to get their side of the story on the record.

Early War Photo A Fake?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

Talk about making history. Filmmaker Errol Morris believes a famous early war photo is a fake, according to Radiolab, and that the cameraman doctor...

Q&A: Morgan Spurlock Celebrates on Current TV 50 Greatest Documentaries

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Brad Balfour

On the heels of Docuweeks' annual August kickoff, Current TV launched a five-part celebration, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, on August 2 hosted by energetic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

War always has consequences, although not all of them are initially obvious. In war, as Carl von Clausewitz noted, the only thing you can determine is who fires the first shot. After that it is all fog and plans gone awry.

Interrupting Unfriendly Persuasion

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When persuasion is used without regard for the other person, when it becomes sadistic and reckless endangerment, it is what we have come to know as torture.

Rethinking the Fog of War: McNamara, the Movie, the Monster

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Most of The Fog of War "lessons" reflect the powerful and painful humility of a man who knows he has made grave mistakes with graver consequences.

Jason Linkins

Robert McNamara Reads Creepy, Ironic Poetry (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things that is likely to prevent former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara from receiving the same wall-to-wall coverage in death that Micha...

Errol Morris and the Passing of Robert McNamara

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

Morris said, "very few people today know about the firebombing and hardly anybody knows about Robert McNamara's role in the firebombing".

See Apple, Say Apple

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Schneider

While there's no doubt that reality TV has created greater acceptance for true stories, there's also a flip side. The influence of reality TV has made doc film-making too cautious and literal.