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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

Cinema Size Bladder

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

- 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

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

Shooting Act Then

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

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Storytelling Modernity

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

- 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

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

Think Receive Very

I still receive very regular death threats that make it impossible for me to return to Indonesia. I think I could get in, but I don't think I could get out again.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Go Away Ignored

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

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Background Get Rigorous

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

- 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

Film Which Subjects

In terms of so-called fly-on-the-wall documentaries, there's a claim that the camera is a transparent window into a pre-existing reality. What really is happening is that the film crew and the subjects are collaborating to simulate a reality in which they pretend the camera is not present.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Shadow Think I Think

I think 'The Act of Killing' forced people to look at the problem, but the problem is actually a state run by thugs, or a shadow state, a part of the state that's run by thugs, and a military that enjoys complete legal - not just impunity, but immunity.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Think I Think Same Time

I think we are fascinated and scared by evil at the same time. I think it's important not to suppress our fascination but to walk into it with open eyes.

- 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

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

Very Telling Mostly

In documentary filmmaking, there's a tradition of telling stories about victims. We often do that from a very patronizing place, but mostly we do it from a very selfish place, to reassure ourselves that our lives are in sympathy and solidarity with the victims.

- 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