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A filmmaker who hates literary happy endings

A documentarian, Errol Morris says the purpose of literature is to capture the “insanity and the complexity of the world.’’ A documentarian, Errol Morris says the purpose of literature is to capture the “insanity and the complexity of the world.’’ (Sumaya Agha)
By Amanda Katz
Globe Correspondent / October 17, 2010

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Since 1978, Errol Morris has released a succession of riveting documentaries exploring the more curious and disturbing aspects of human behavior, including “Standard Operating Procedure,” “The Thin Blue Line,” and the Oscar-winning “Fog of War.” His latest projects include a film, “Tabloid,” which is now screening at festivals, and a forthcoming book based on his online essays for The New ... (Full article: 622 words)

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