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  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility.
  • Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts
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    I wouldn't do nudity in films. To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
    Salman Rushdie
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    If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    In the documentary 'Facing Ali,' nearly half the fighters involved required subtitles despite speaking English, their speech slurred by the physical toll of their ring lives. This was their reward for testing their furthermost physical and mental boundaries.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    My documentary 'Split Decision' examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro's revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
    British filmmaker 1961-
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    On telly, there's been a move towards entertainment - with some very high-powered, fast-moving dramas. Then we have the Internet, where we get our information but it's all in bite-size pieces. I think the documentary, as a form, actually speaks to what's missing.
  • Anita Diamant
    Anita Diamant
    American author 1951-
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    Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
  • Ann Macbeth
    Ann Macbeth
    British embroiderer, designer, teacher and author 1875-1948
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    The existing documentary makers still believe that it is impossible to produce drama material in this State, otherwise they would be doing it, they say.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things.
  • Bradley Whitford
    Bradley Whitford
    American actor and political activist 1959-
    Bradley Whitford
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    We're telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story.
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster
    American actor 1980-
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    We've turned film into such an industry that we pursue naturalism just by shaking the camera and cutting the film to ribbons to provoke a bogus sense of documentary. But we haven't done the homework. To push the depth that the Actor's Studio did or the Russian theatres did with their actors is to rehearse, to spend time, to dig, to excavate.
  • Brian De Palma
    Brian De Palma
    American film director and screenwriter 1940-
    Brian De Palma
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    Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff, you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be able to be in control enough to capture what's happening.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?
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