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Post The Unknown Knowns
Hi everyone. I had the opportunity to see Errol Morris's latest documentary, The Unknown Knowns, on VOD, where he takes on an extended interview with former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (in a manner similar to his interview with Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, which this film will no doubt be compared to).

I found the film to be both fascinating and in a way deeply disturbing. I'm surprised that JB hasn't written a review of this film, given that he's reviewed Morris's other films. I was wondering if anyone else here have seen it, and if so, what you think of it.

Sun May 11, 2014 6:22 pm

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I saw it and didn't like it nearly as well as I liked Fog of War. I didn't appreciate the fact that Morris seemed to try and use the exact same method for the interview for Rumsfeld as he did for McNamara. It comes off as a copy cat type documentary, but with non of the extra knowledge and insight that McNamara gained and provided in Fog of War.
Rumsfeld might as well have been back in the Office of Sec of Defense in 2003 with all that he seems to have "learned" from the experience.
He was somewhat glib, and to be honest, Morris was pretty soft on him.
I didn't really hold my attention.

Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:45 pm
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