David Carr interviewing famed film-maker Errol Morris about his new book, our next week, on the infamous "Fatal Vision" murder case--you know, Jeffrey McDonald allegedly slaughtering his family, later immortalized in the Joe McGinniss book of that title (and Joe was then ripped by Janet Malcolm in her book). That's McDonald being interviewed by Mike Wallace at left.
Morris feels McDonald is innocent, though he admits he doesn't quite prove that in the 500-page book. But he is former investigator and I have always enjoyed his films and his deep probings for the NYT site on various matters. The McDonald case has always been a bit of a thorn in my side because one of the alternate suspects is named....Greg Mitchell. Need I say, no relation?
Now Morris is back to his other main project--a doc about the life and times of Donald Rumsfeld. Remember his film about Robert McNamara?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Morris Has New Vision of 'Fatal Vision' Case
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