Frederick Wiseman Quotes

Frederick Wiseman Quotes: Documentary filmmaking ruins you for real life, because you learn to be extremely attentive.
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Frederick Wiseman Quote: I think my movies aren't sentimental. I think my movies are funny and sad and realistic. Not realistic in the sense that they're documentaries, but realistic in the sense that they're not idealistic, they're not optimistic, not pessimistic, and not propagandistic. They're an analysis of a situation. I call it as I see it, so to speak.
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Quotes about Frederick Wiseman: I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself.
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Quote about Frederick Wiseman: It is always a problem to know what an image means.
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Frederick Wiseman Sayings: 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.
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Frederick Wiseman Saying: I'm very careful of not being critical of other people's movies, which work in different styles. I think some of my movies can be interpreted as critical of their subjects.
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