Frederick Wiseman
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"Frederick Wiseman" is an American Film director/filmmaker, documentarian, and theatrical director.

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There are lots of different ways to make film. I don't believe there has to be any orthodox way to making movies, or any rules. It's what works for the filmmaker, and, theoretically, the audience.

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.

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.

Anybody whose mind is functioning at all can't be content with the way the world works.

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.

We understand your situation with funding, but we're not asking for anything the county doesn't need. We feel that we've got to have these schools.

Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts.

My goal is to make as many films as possible about different aspects of American life.