I often have pointed out that interviewing people gives me the opportunity to shut the fuck up. I don’t have to talk. There’s certainly this idea that interviewing doesn’t involve performance, that you’re not eliciting a performance, that you are just a passive recipient of information.
Does your theory about what may have happened in a situation in some way determine the kind of evidence that you look for and the kind of evidence that you reject?
Errol Morris is an American film director whose awards include an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, an Emmy, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Horse at the Taiwan International Film Festival and the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America. His work was the subject of a full retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1999. Morris has also directed over 1000 television commercials, including campaigns for Apple, Citibank, Cisco Systems, Intel, American Express, Nike, Target, General Motors, Levis and Miller High Life.