Ken Burns

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Ken Burns in 2007.

Kenneth Lauren Burns (29 July, 1953 –) is the acclaimed American director of many documentary series such as The Civil War, The Vietnam War, and Baseball.


  • One would think that making a film is an additive process; you're building this—it's not, it's subtractive. The best metaphor I know of is we make maple syrup in [Walpole, New Hampshire] and it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. And that's what the process is.
    • 60 Minutes Season 53, Episode 42, "SolarWinds, Ken Burns, Best Band in the Land" (2021)

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