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#1. One of the most interesting results was part of a study my students and I conducted dealing with status in email correspondence. Basically, we discovered that in any interaction, the person with the higher status uses I-words less (yes, less) than people who are low in status. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#2. It was interesting to shoot history as it happens, without anyone demanding a huge story. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#3. The main thing known about secrets is that keeping them is unhealthy for the brain.46 Psychologist James Pennebaker and his colleagues studied what - Author: David Eagleman
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#4. After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labor. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#5. We need to take out the trash. As it happens, I have no intention of actually analyzing that data. Nor am I proposing to my son that we take a family outing to the trash bin. In many situations, people use the word we when they mean you. It serves as a polite form to order others around. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#6. Candid still photography had taken over ... What was interesting was that the photographs came without any intention of instructing you ... You're like a cat looking out the window. You don't have to even know what you're watching, but you're watching it, and you're watching it very accurately. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#7. I kind of liked the idea of filming musicians. I could like a musician and know, at the same time, maybe nobody else maybe liked them much or appreciated them. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#8. Males categorize their worlds by counting, naming, and organizing the objects they confront. Women, in addition to personalizing their topics, talk in a more dynamic way, focusing on how their topics change. Discussions of change require more verbs. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#9. Well, it is curious what lasts and what doesn't. Publishing empires and whatnot would pay anything to figure it out. But they can't figure it out. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#10. To make theater out of real life, you need to catch dialogue when it happens. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#11. Two of my sons are themselves filmmakers, and we can't afford them nor they us. They work in the real world and earn money and are pretty good at it. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#12. I heard the new film, 'Tangerine,' was filmed entirely on iPhones. No cameras were involved! - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#13. Human relationships are not rocket science
the are far, far more complicated - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#14. Animals are companions on this planet, not necessarily our feedbags. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#15. Holding back our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can place people at risk for minor and major diseases. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#16. I didn't know Jack Kennedy that well, but Bobby was a hero to me. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#17. James W. Pennebaker and his associates at the University of Texas have conducted extensive research on the benefits of journaling. His findings: if you want relief, write about your most upsetting experiences, write through the pain, and connect painful events with your life story. - Author: Laurie A. Helgoe
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#18. The very first thing I ever did, I was doing some work for the French Cultural Center. They wanted a little recording set up. And I got wire. A wire recorder. The wire came off spools, and to cut and edit, you tied it together in little square knots. Can you imagine? - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#19. I think the process is one of using the camera and sound in the way a detective uses a magnifying glass: to find the clues. They're discovery devices, not performance devices - you're watching things the way a cat does. You're not judging. You're there to witness something. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#20. I was inspired by Maya Deren because she was the first woman filmmaker whose films I saw. I also loved Fellini and Goddard because they were so different from Hollywood films. But when I saw the cinema verite films that were made by Drew Associates with Leacock and Pennebaker I found my passion. - Author: Chris Hegedus
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#21. When the fearsome foursome of rock music, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis, decided to show up in Toronto for a rock and roll festival, I knew we had to go there to try to get them all on film. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#22. When the American documentary filmmaker Donn Alan Pennebaker wanted to do a film on Dylan, Dylan asked him what he'd already done, and Pennebaker answered, Nothing except shots in the street. Dylan asked to see them, and he agreed to let him do the film. - Author: Raymond Depardon
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#23. I wanted James Carville to never die. I wanted Dylan, the poet, to not die. I wanted to put these people in a place where they would be inviolate. It wasn't enough to have a still life of them. I wanted to surround them with the lives they led. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#24. I would never say no to anything that sounded interesting! The thing I like about making films is that the adventure just begins when you pick up the camera. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#25. Younger people could dredge up an impressive number of dark words to express their pain. As writers got older and older, their negative emotion vocabulary diminished and their positive emotion word count skyrocketed. As - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#26. One of the things we found out as we filmed with people who dealt with chimps, and with all animals, and it's really incredible, is their levels of intelligence that we don't recognize right away. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#27. I think, in general, independents don't have a lot of access to really good scriptwriters or actors or actresses, so they're very limited in what they can do. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#28. You can't point a camera at someone and find out what's in their head. But it does the next best thing - it lets you speculate. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#29. I think nowadays people are so used taking the camera to the family picnic - so people are less surprised by films made of them, like home movies. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#30. After I published a paper showing that suicidal poets used pronouns differently from non-suicidal poets, a slightly inebriated poet threatened me with a butter knife at a party in my own home. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#31. When I did 'Don't Look Back,' I no longer had Time-Life looking over my shoulder, so I could kind of do it as I wanted, and it was like I was really correcting 'Jane.' - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#32. The emotional findings, then, suggest that to gain the most benefit from writing about life's traumas, acknowledge the negative but celebrate the positive. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#33. A film is made in somebody's head - out of their determination to do it at all. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#34. If you're setting up lights and tripods, and you've got three assistants running around, people will want to get you out as fast as they can. But if you go the opposite way, if you make the camera the least important thing in the room, then it's different. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#35. If you are looking for a lover, a job, a new house, or a serial killer, Snoop is for you. It's great science and a fun read by a world-renowned personality researcher. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#36. Albert Grossman called my office and spoke with my partner Richard Leacock and asked if we'd be interested in making a film with his client, Bob Dylan. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#37. Somebody like Bowie was so interesting because when you got him off stage, he was like a businessman. But on stage, he was just dazzling. It was like watching butterflies grow. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#38. I guess I think that films have to be made totally by fascists
there's no room for democracy in making film. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#39. Theater is where you go to find out something new that you don't know. It goes through somebody's brain and comes out in a comprehensible way that is beautiful, that's really interesting. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#40. You don't necessarily need a script or actors to tell a compelling tale. Finding a person at a key moment in his life and rendering the truth as you see it - that's the truest form of drama. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#41. Filming is a witnessing process. You don't try to control it, even though sometimes you wish you could because it can go really, really wrong for you. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#42. I had maybe heard 'The Times Are A-Changing' on the radio, but I had no idea who Dylan was. No idea. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#43. If you're filming somebody doing something they really want to do, you're probably not very high on their list of problems to deal with. You see James Carville on the phone - he's like that whether you have a camera or not. He isn't doing it just for you, and that's hard to explain. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#44. I've since learned that when someone changes the conversational direction, it serves as a powerful marker of what is on his or her mind. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#45. I think of all my movies as home movies! It's just that some are more expensive than others. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#46. Nobody would let us do 'Crisis' again. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#47. People don't really want reality. They want theater, and that's different. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#48. We're actually thinking about distributing 'Moon Over Broadway' on-line. It's tempting, because when you go to a major studio, it's sort of like a farm, you know? They make all the money, since it's kind of a buyer's market. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#49. I think the films we see, the Hollywood films, which are basically entertainment, will still be there, but they'll be in a totally different category. People won't take them seriously. They'll kind of end up the way comic books have. A side view of things. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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#50. As the number of studies increased, it became clear that writing was a far more powerful tool for healing than anyone had ever imagined. - Author: James W. Pennebaker
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#51. Before the camera, you only had secondhand takes - someone had to tell you what they saw or draw a picture of it or sing a song. Because of the camera, sometimes to our horror, we now know everything that happens in the world - things that before we were sheltered from. - Author: D. A. Pennebaker
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