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In a effort to push Errol Morris to become a filmmaker, Werner Herzog promised he would eat his own shoe if Morris finished a film. Morris did, and Herzog did eat the shoe at a screening. The shoe angle is played up, but the twenty minute film gives a good view of Herzog and his love of Morris’ early craft.

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Found via (The Documentary Blog)


After success pitching Quaker Oats and Miller High Life, Errol Morris is doing a series of TV ads for Reebok that will highlight when NFL players knew they were destine for greatness.  Morris commercials are always more interesting than the average fare, and this concept likely will continue the higher standard of work.  But these commercials highlights the difficulty of even a successful documentary director being able to be well compensated in his chosen field.