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Errol Morris is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. His movie “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara” won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2004. Some of his other films were The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven, Tabloid. and the quirky Vernon, Florida. Morris has produced many innovative television commercials.

He invented the Interrotron, a fascinating device used in the McNamara interviews: http://www.errolmorris.com/content/eyecontact/interrotron.html

This is one of his essays, detailing JFK, Johnson, McNamara and the plans to withdraw from VietNam: http://www.errolmorris.com/content/argument/argument_alterman.html

Morris is currently considering a weekly TV series on the Kennedy assassination. Some EF members could get their fifteen minutes of fame.

This is from a recent Boston Globe story on Morris. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2011/06/12/the_truth_is_in_there/

An excerpt:

As reluctant as Morris is to speak in detail about those projects, he sounds extra apprehensive when discussing another idea he has in the works: a TV series on the Kennedy assassination. It’s a topic that he has long sworn he’d never come near — one that has consumed the minds of many people less obsessive than Morris. He calls it the “rabbit hole of all rabbit holes.”

He’s working with Rosenbaum, a journalist with similarly obsessive tendencies, and what he has in mind is a typically oblique approach: Instead of confronting the assassination directly, he wants to interview all the people who have been driven mad trying to unravel the conspiracies they detect there.

Due to his accomplished career, Morris just might have the ability to sell his project. His search for victims, I mean characters, could start right here.

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Errol Morris is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. His movie “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara” won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2004. Some of his other films were The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven, Tabloid. and the quirky Vernon, Florida. Morris has produced many innovative television commercials.

He invented the Interrotron, a fascinating device used in the McNamara interviews: http://www.errolmorris.com/content/eyecontact/interrotron.html

This is one of his essays, detailing JFK, Johnson, McNamara and the plans to withdraw from VietNam: http://www.errolmorris.com/content/argument/argument_alterman.html

Morris is currently considering a weekly TV series on the Kennedy assassination. Some EF members could get their fifteen minutes of fame.

This is from a recent Boston Globe story on Morris. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2011/06/12/the_truth_is_in_there/

An excerpt:

As reluctant as Morris is to speak in detail about those projects, he sounds extra apprehensive when discussing another idea he has in the works: a TV series on the Kennedy assassination. It’s a topic that he has long sworn he’d never come near — one that has consumed the minds of many people less obsessive than Morris. He calls it the “rabbit hole of all rabbit holes.”

He’s working with Rosenbaum, a journalist with similarly obsessive tendencies, and what he has in mind is a typically oblique approach: Instead of confronting the assassination directly, he wants to interview all the people who have been driven mad trying to unravel the conspiracies they detect there.

Due to his accomplished career, Morris just might have the ability to sell his project. His search for victims, I mean characters, could start right here.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=5616

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6908

This is one of the most interesting developments I have heard about in sometime. However, it might never happen because he is surely right when he says: It’s a topic that he has long sworn he’d never come near — one that has consumed the minds of many people less obsessive than Morris. He calls it the “rabbit hole of all rabbit holes.”

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This is one of the most interesting developments I have heard about in sometime. However, it might never happen because he is surely right when he says: It’s a topic that he has long sworn he’d never come near — one that has consumed the minds of many people less obsessive than Morris. He calls it the “rabbit hole of all rabbit holes.”

I have come to the conclusion that we will never discover the truth about the people behind the assassination of JFK. I think in time, probably in about 2063, the US government will appoint a respected historian to examine the classified documents related to the case. They will then report that a conspiracy and a cover-up did take place but the available evidence makes it impossible to identify those responsible for these events.

John, I think Errol Morris has arrived at the same conclusion as you did. I like his approach:

"Instead of confronting the assassination directly, he wants to interview all the people who have been driven mad trying to unravel the conspiracies they detect there."

As evidenced by this Forum, there are plenty of those people.

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The giveaway is Rosenbaum.

THis guy is poison to the JFK case.

Just look back at his godawful essay in Texas MOnthly called Still on the Case.

The intent was to make the whole thing look silly. THis got him an appearrance on Nightline for the 25th if I recall.

Darn, I was hoping someone would do a REAL investigative show on the assassination. Not a coverup. We've had enough of those.

Dawn

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The giveaway is Rosenbaum.

THis guy is poison to the JFK case.

Just look back at his godawful essay in Texas Monthly called Still on the Case.

The intent was to make the whole thing look silly. This got him an appearance on Nightline for the 25th if I recall.

Thank you for the heads up on Rosenbaum. After reading some of his stuff I have to conclude you are right.

I see you wrote about him in Probe regarding the Mary Meyer murder. This Time article, in my opinion, is much worse than the Texas Monthly piece.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,974659-1,00.html

While parts of it annoyed me, I thought the Still on the Case article painted a picture of the ennui that had overtaken the research community since the HSCA shut down.

He spent a lot of time with Penn Jones Jr and tracked down Josiah Thompson. He talked with Gary Mack and Robert Ranftrel. I'm going to disagree with you that

the essay was godawful. Still on the Case begins on page 152:

http://books.google.com/books?id=giwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA147&dq=texas+monthly+november+1983+page+152&hl=en&ei=YdrzTa22OIaDgAff4sXGCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-preview-link&resnum=2&ved=0CEAQuwUwAQ#v=onepage&q=texas%20monthly%20november%201983%20page%20152&f=false

Back then, before the internet and other than the periodic book like Best Evidence or Reasonable Doubt, people with an interest in the Kennedy assassination had to depend

on newsletters written by researchers to get any information at all.

I've looked at Rosenbaum's blogs and some of his articles for the Observer and Slate, including this one: http://www.slate.com/id/2167466/

Like you, I find his views on Garrison anathema to fairness and good sense.

He thinks Oswald did the shooting and so no, I don't like the guy. Like you said, he's toxic. But on the other hand, maybe it's true that bad coverage is better than no coverage at all.

And as far as Errol Morris, he did The Thin Blue Line and seems smart enough and savvy enough not to be fooled. Look at his essay on McNamara, JFK and LBJ. So maybe he is only using

Rosenbaum to track down researchers, I don't know.

I know this Jim -- I'd like to see you in front of the Interrotron......

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Jim D. would be perfect, since it seems Morris is only interested in people who have been DRIVEN MAD (trying to unravel the conspiracies they detect there).

As evidenced by this Forum, there are plenty of those people

At least Jim DiEugenio sounds rational. At least he would have something worthwhile to say on this case.

Morris is looking for people that try to unravel the conspiracy. That leaves Carroll out.

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At least Jim DiEugenio sounds rational. At least he would have something worthwhile to say on this case.

Morris is looking for people that try to unravel the conspiracy. That leaves Carroll out.

Thank you Hogan. By all means INCLUDE ME OUT

Most EF members did that a long time ago.

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