"I like the idea of making films about ostensibly absolutely nothing. I like the irrelevant, the tangential, the sidebar excursion to nowhere that suddenly becomes revelatory. That's what all my movies are about."
- Errol Morris,
documentary filmmaker and innovative storyteller.
He has crafted many interesting films, but my favourite is still the masterful 2003 Fog of War, in which he structures a series of conversations with (former U.S. Secretary of Defense) Robert McNamara into insightful, suspenseful, and blunt mini-narrative lessons about major geopolitical events of the 20th century and the role McNamara played in them. Essential viewing for every high school and university student, as well as anyone interested in history, current events, or filmmaking primers on how to make documentary movies that are as compelling as their fictional counterparts.
And oh yes, our son is packing around a camera 24/7 now. Saving up for his own "...Fuji or Canon, I want to get one that's yellow and uses SD cards and has a flash, so probably a Fuji, because they're also waterproof."