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All Quotes by author - Peter Landesman
" 14th- and 15th-century drawings are almost unheard-of - and as a result, they generate jealous desire among dealers and curators. Museums in particular value rarity and pedigree more than attractiveness. "
" A museum's meticulous presentation - exhaustive captions, hushed lighting, state-of-the-art armature - creates an institutional authority that is constructed to seem impregnable. "
" As a filmmaker, it's not my intent to trigger or shape national discourse. My task is to make as powerful and understandable a film as I can. What happens next is what happens next. "
" As a journalist, as a screenwriter and as a director, I'm trying to tell compelling and truthful stories. "
" Documentaries for me always felt kind of limiting. I wanted to go bigger. And I also love actors, and I love performance. So feature filmmaking was always the intent. "
" Each year, tens of millions of museumgoers walk through the entrance of the Getty, or the Metropolitan or the Prado or the Hermitage, and never consider the possibility of having to arbitrate for themselves the authenticity of what they have come to see. "
" Even the two novels I've written were based on true stories. It's how I'm wired - real life is fascinating and fantastical enough. The kind of journalism I did unpeeled lids from cans otherwise sealed. "
" Film brings together framing and light and color and performance and music and all of that. To me, everything I've done in my life has been preparing me for filmmaking. "
" Film is probably the medium best suited to reach the most people - the visual, the aural, the limbic, the intellectual: it captures all these parts of our mind and soul. No other art form comes close. "
" Hard information on the quantity of bogus art sold is difficult to come by, in part because fraud, when discovered by dealers and auction houses, is usually kept secret to boost public confidence in the art market. "
" I always spend a good deal of time with the people I write about. I try and smell the normalcy of their lives. I try to look at the normal rhythm of their life. "
" I am an old journalist, so I always do a lot of research and dive deep into people's character, who they are, and their motivation. "
" I can't worry about the consequences of what I do; that's not my job. "
" I consider myself neither liberal nor conservative when it comes to foreign policy. "
" I'd followed the strange deaths of pro football players for years, sensing something odd going on. "
" I did nothing at the behest of the NFL, for the NFL, against the NFL. "
" I don't actually see that much difference between telling stories in journalism and telling them on film. The tools are very different, but the basic idea is the same. "
" I had a very strong background in journalism, so it's my instinct to try to be as fair and accurate as possible. "
" I love football. I played it into two years of college. "
" I love the game. I love to watch. I watch it with my kids. I'm able to divorce the beauty of the athletics from the corporate entity that is the National Football League. "
" I love writing in compressed time periods because the act of survival in the midst of panic and fear, that's where true heroism comes. If you have a uniform, and you're expected to do things, it's a sort of incremental heroism. "
" I'm Jewish, not Catholic, but I'm a spiritual person. "
" I played football the whole time I was growing up, and through two years of college. I think it's a beautiful game in many respects, one that allows you to follow a player from boyhood through manhood. "
" I start each of my scripts by going on a journey of painstaking research and discovery, much as I do a piece of long-lead journalism. "
" I started writing screenplays myself and eventually directing. "
" It's very dangerous for a storyteller to walk into a situation with a political agenda because you end up telling a story about issues instead of telling a story about people. "
" I've been writing screenplays for a long time, and a lot of it came out of the journalism I was doing. "
" I was a painter before I was a writer, so I was always a visual artist. And my writing, to me, was always visual. "
" I was a painter, then a novelist, then a journalist, then a screenwriter, and now I'm a director, and it feels all part of the same continuum. One led to the other, and it just feels like the natural confluence of all the ways of storytelling that I've been doing for almost 30 years. "
" I was a war correspondent and journalist for a long time, and I was very near the towers on 9/11 and very shortly after in Afghanistan. "
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