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Joshua Oppenheimer

British,  Director
Total Quotes : 78
Guilt Denial Very

Denial, panic, threats, anger - those are very human responses to feeling guilt.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Been Part Method

For my part, as a filmmaker, I've never been a fly-on-the-wall documentarian. I have no commitment to that method. I believe it's a lie.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Shooting Act Then

From 2005 to 2010, I was exclusively shooting 'The Act of Killing' and then editing it.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Cinema Size Bladder

I don't drink in the cinema because I have a bladder the size of a hummingbird.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Honor Always Oscar

I am always a little surprised when anyone sees anything I make, so being nominated for the Oscar is beyond amazing - what a tremendous honor.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Law About Genuinely

Although we can talk about an Indonesian democracy, or we can talk about democratic elections and democratic rituals - the trappings of democracy - we can't genuinely talk about democracy in Indonesia because there is not rule of law, and democracy without rule of law is a nonsense.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

New Which Films

Films can't change the society; they can simply open the space for the discussion which can lead to social change and can start new forms of social activism.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Storytelling Modernity

Cinema is, of course, the great storytelling medium of modernity.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Holocaust Before Peter

I heard about the Holocaust before hearing the 'Cinderella' story or watching 'Peter Pan.'

- Joshua Oppenheimer

American Passport British

I have a British and an American passport.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Background Get Rigorous

I didn't really get any rigorous background in film history.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Through Fiction Works

At Harvard, direct cinema was the core of the film department, and most of the students were trying to make socially conscious works, but I was trying to combine fiction and non-fiction to show how our seemingly factual world is constituted through fantasy and stories.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Go Away Ignored

For a long time, the Indonesian government ignored 'The Act of Killing,' hoping it would go away.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Fiction Rather Our World

Fiction allows us to both evade truth and to approach it - or, rather, it's fiction that allows us to 'construct' our world. It's haunted by the unimaginable and the unspeakable.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Fact I Think Very

I think Direct Cinema's trying to be insightful by looking at reality in a very close way while, in fact, much more is staged than we like to think. In cinema verite, it's about trying to make something invisible visible - the role of fantasy and imagination in everyday life.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Process Very Making

Yes, it was difficult - making 'The Act of Killing' in particular was a very lonely process. No one really believed in it until very close to the end. But it was also a sanctuary. I was working in obscurity.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Mentor Fiction Background

My background is in filmmaking, and my mentor is Dusan Makavejev, who combined fiction and documentary.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Dreams Questions About

For me, I'm a filmmaker because, above all, I'm an explorer. It's my way of exploring and investigating the problems, the questions, and the mysteries about what it means to be human that vex me most, that keep me up at night, and that, when I finally fall asleep, insinuate themselves into my dreams.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Act Committed Filmmakers

There are committed Indonesian filmmakers who are committed supporters of 'The Act Of Killing.'

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Law Army Ended

Military rule in Indonesia formally ended in 1998, but the army remains above the law.

- Joshua Oppenheimer