Peter Landesman Quotes

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Peter Landesman Quotes

Salvador Dali, lying on his deathbed in a stupor, is said to have been fed thousands of sheets of blank paper to sign for fake lithographs.
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Sometimes, in a fictional story, you can be more honest and truthful, actually. As a journalist, you're a prisoner of the data, in effect. You have to tell the story with evidence you can verify.

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I can't worry about the consequences of what I do; that's not my job.

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I did nothing at the behest of the NFL, for the NFL, against the NFL.

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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.

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I was a painter before I was a writer, so I was always a visual artist. And my writing, to me, was always visual.

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I've been writing screenplays for a long time, and a lot of it came out of the journalism I was doing.

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There's a constant dialogue going back and forth between the filmmakers and the producers.

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To me, film is the most complete method of storytelling.

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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.

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Life is itself an occupational hazard. Sometimes the things we love hurt us. Embracing and navigating around that contradiction is part of what it is to be alive.

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Once you turn on the camera, making a movie is making a movie. I don't care if it's $9 million dollars or $50 million dollars. You have bigger toys, bigger set, actors who are better paid, but once you turn on the camera, it's director and performance, and I don't find a big difference.

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One way to test a picture's integrity is to turn it upside down - a technique used not only by connoisseurs but also by artists trying to see their work with a fresh eye.

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We've all seen 'Network' and 'Wag the Dog,' but we were somehow insulated by the fact that those were just movies, fictions, and we could rest easy that the Real News doesn't operate that way. Well, it does - sometimes.

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What interested me was the story of Bennet Omalu. You hear his narrative: Immigrant from Nigeria, landing in Pittsburgh, only to learn and tell the truth about this most American - and sacrosanct - cultural institution: the NFL.

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When you're researching something for a movie, you get a very different kind of reaction than when you're researching something for an article for 'The New York Times.'

— Peter Landesman

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