Ideology IV

film 5 of 5

The Fog of War

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jun 9, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw #TheFogofWar. Like all of Errol Morris’s work, really updates & exemplifies John Grierson’s notion that documentary …

… is “the creative treatment of actuality.”

#TheFogofWar. Grierson’s critics: if it’s actuality, should you really be inflecting/obscuring it w’ your creative treatment?

#TheFogofWar. On the other hand, apparent reality’s apparently serene surfaces so often hide such depths & counter-currents & even deceptions.

#TheFogofWar reminds me that public servants, ministers, secretaries, appointees in-general can’t simply perform their consciences …

… They have a responsibility to the regime and its policies, & can’t necessarily be dismissed or condemned when they act accordingly.