Vernon, Florida (1981, Errol Morris)

Categories: 1981 and Movies.

This is sort of indescribable (in a less interesting way than Fast, Cheap and Out of Control). It’s a portrait of a town I don’t particularly have any urge to go to now. It lacks narrative of any kind and so is a precursor to many fly-on-the-wall documentaries (though here they talk to the camera). Unlike most of these types of documentaries, it is not too long. It doesn’t really tell the story of Vernon but apparently there is a very good reason for that. (Morris’ life was threatened.) 8/10 Read More