Anybody whose mind is functioning at all can’t be content with the way the world works.
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I hope that not only my documentaries, but everybody’s documentaries, last. It will really confuse historians in the next century, because they’ll have, in addition to all the print material, they’ll have all these pictures to look at.
You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice.
|Birth:||1st January, 1930|
|Profession:||Documentary Filmmaker, Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
Frederick Wiseman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an American film director, documentarian, producer, and screenwriter. He gained a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1954. The first feature-length film that Wiseman produced was The Cool World in 1963. He next produced and directed Titicut Follies. His documentary films include: High School, Boxing Gym, Public Housing, At Berkeley, In Jackson Heights, Crazy Horse, Basic Training, Meat, and Welfare. In 2003, he was awarded the Dan David Prize for his outstanding films. In 2014 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
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