Morris' portrait of Rumsfeld one we already knew

April 4, 2014 7:02 AM

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Morris' portrait of Rumsfeld one we already knew

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris achieved something rare with 1988's The Thin Blue Line: He helped show how a man had been convicted of a murder he did not commit. And in the process he proved that a documentary could be as gripping, and bankable, as any Hollywood thriller.

Morris turned to political history with his Oscar-winning 2003 masterpiece The Fog of War, a comprehensive and exhaustive chronicle of America's wars from World War II through Vietnam, pieced together from 20 hours of interviews with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.

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