[wormwood] The Bitter Secret of ‘Wormwood’… Another Look at Errol Morris’ Wormwood. ‘If Morris had simply recounted the facts, even in a way that emphasized the real suffering of the victims, that would have shocked nobody. They are the stuff of every spy movie, a genre that has successfully turned state surveillance and assassinations into seductive excitement. But unlike that genre, Wormwood-a word for a bitter poison, used by Hamlet to describe bitter truths-doesn’t produce dramatic tension by exploiting our desire to be in on the secret. It exposes us to the baser side of that desire: the narcissism, mean-spiritedness, and contempt that are so often the psychological realities of secrecy.’

Another Look at Errol Morris’ Wormwood…

This entry was posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 11:45 am and is filed under Documentaries, Errol Morris, TV.

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