Facts about Ken Burns

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Ken Burns is a famous Director from USA, he/she is 66 years old and still alive, born July 29, 1953.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Ken.

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Famous quotes by Ken Burns (33)


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"You don't work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches"
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"The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice"
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"Like a layer on a pearl, you can't specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl"
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"I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style"
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"History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions"
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"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being"
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"The flame is not out, but it is flickering"
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"I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement"
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"I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again and there's a certain musical virtuosity involved in it"
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"I subscribe to William Faulkner's' view that history is not just about what we were before but who we are now"
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"History's just been made for sale to an inside deal"
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"By its very nature, no one person can ever be the center of jazz"
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"The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts"
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"Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America"
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"I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on"
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"I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault"
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"Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics"
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"In a sense I've made the same film over and over again. In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?"
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"I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content"
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"I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever"
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"We're having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz?"
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"The way I work, the interview never becomes larger than the person being interviewed"
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"I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance"
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"In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel"
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"I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge"
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"I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities"
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"I don't use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts"
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"A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm"
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"One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes"
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"I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, until film turned my head"
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"I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally"
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"I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films"
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"I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War"


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