I became aware of Errol Morris with the documentary Fast, Cheap and Out of Control. The movie is about four men: a topiary gardener, a robotic scientist, a naked mole rat specialist and a wild animal tamer. Turns out that there was a fifth man, Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. interviewed for the film. Uh, what’s the short story of Leuchter? He began by trying to create more humane capital punishment devices and ended up hired by holocaust deniers to prove the holocaust didn’t happen.
Morris felt like FL didn’t fit in the mix. His wife summed it up, “Hitler is not a spice. Once you add Hitler to the soup, it becomes Hitler flavored soup.”