Errol Morris changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the U.S., and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity: The first uses two Southern California pet cemeteries as the bases for a profound and funny rumination on love, loss, and industry; the second travels to a languorous southern backwater and meets a handful of fascinating folks; a determined turkey hunter, a curious minister, a laconic policeman, engaged in individualistic, sometimes absurd pursuits.
ContentsGates of heaven / IFC Films presents ; a film by Errol Morris ; produced, directed, and edited by Errol Morris (83 min.)
Vernon, Florida / IFC Films presents ; a film by Errol Morris ; produced and directed by Errol Morris (56 min.).
|Series||Criterion collection ; 751-752.|
Pet owners -- California.
Pets -- Death.
Vernon (Fla.) -- Social life and customs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, New York] :2015
|Edition||Director-approved two-DVD special edition, Full screen and widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Vernon, Florida.
Werner Herzog eats his shoe.
film producer, film director, editor of moving image work.
Burgess, Ned, director of photography.
IFC Films, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Gates of heaven: Director of photography, Ned Burgess.
Vernon, Florida: Director of photography, Ned Burgess ; editor, Brad Fuller.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally realeased as documentary films in 1978 (Gates of heaven) and 1981 (Vernon, Florida).
Accompanying folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm) comprises an essay by critic Eric Hynes, film transfer notes, and film credits.
Special features: Two new interviews with Morris; Werner Herzog eats his shoe (a twenty-minute 1980 film by Les Blank featuring Herzog fufilling a bet intended to inspire Morris to complete his first feature); footage of Herzog professing his admiration for Gates of heaven, at the 1980 Telluride Film Festival.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) (Gates of heaven) and widescreen (1.66:1) (Vernon, Florida) presentations; Dolby Digital monoaural.
2 videodiscs (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.