Born On This Day — February 5, 1948

Errol Morris

I don’t believe truth is conveyed by style and presentation. I don’t think that if it was grainy and full of handheld material, it would be any more truthful. Oddly enough, people don’t want truth. They want to avoid having to think. If anybody really thinks that truth and style are one and the same—that if you obey a set of documentary conventions truth magically pops out – well, that’s not the way it works.

 —Errol Morris