Claude Lanzmann “sensed that there was just ‘one right path’ to follow, and he set a rule for himself: ‘I refused to carry on until I had found it, which could take hours or days, on one occasion I am not likely to forget it took three weeks.’”

Claude Lanzmann, The Patagonian Hare, trans. Frank Wynne, quoted in Richard Brody’s review in the New Yorker, “Witness” (March 19, 2012), 81-2.

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