Television: The Eyes Have It

Errol Morris stares down eccentricity in First Person

One of my heroes has always been Dr. Frankenstein," says an interviewee in Errol Morris' First Person (Bravo, Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m. E.T.)--Saul Kent, a mild-mannered cryonics buff who lovingly had his dead mother's severed head frozen. "I just think he's been misunderstood." In a way, Kent has captured the theme of his interlocutor's career. In Morris' acclaimed film documentaries, he has sought to understand the unfathomable--from a Holocaust denier who builds electric chairs to the work of physicist Stephen Hawking--a task he continues in this remarkable series of profiles in peculiarity.

And much like Mary Shelley's doctor, Morris is an inventor....

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