Michael Stone claims to understand the human psyche. He has developed his very own method for judging the personality of people. For this test he has made a list of hundreds of personality traits. By defining all the different traits and making a comparison to other lists and diagrams, he can with certainty tell who is a psychopath, sociopath, murderer and so on. Errol Morris talks to Michael Stone in an attempt to find out who he is. Has he lost himself in the quest to understand others?
Errol Morris has studied philosophy and has worked as a private detective. He made film history with his documentary “The Thin Blue Line”, which saved an innocent man from the death penalty. His other films include: “Mr. Death”, “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control”, “A Brief History of Time”, “Vernon, Florida” and “Gates of Heaven”. We screened the first season of First Person at the 2000 Oslo International Filmfestival. This year we present six new films in this series.