BACKPACKER Interview: Ken Burns
Famed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about the people, places, and lasting importance of his latest project, The National Parks: Americas Best Idea.
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Ken Burns can’t be anything but Ken Burns. He speaks just like his films unfold, in eloquent, thoughtful, slow-burn sentences that take their time to unfurl but always captivate you with their breadth of history and meaning.
On the verge of releasing his latest film, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” the Emmy-winning filmmaker sat down with BACKPACKER to chat about it. Check it out:
“We are still basking in the warmth of the half-life of (John Muir’s) ideas…they have changed and rearranged the molecules of Americans.”
Wow. I wish I said that.