Michelangelo Antonioni on his main character, John Locked played by Jack Nicholson, in his 1975 film THE PASSENGER (screening Tuesday, August 26 in 35mm as part of our series with VICE News Journalists in Film – get tickets!)
…His problem is that he is a journalist – he can’t get involved in everything he reports because he’s a filter. His job is always to talk about and show something or someone else, but he himself is not involved. He’s a witness not a protagonist And that’s the problem.
via Diary of a Screenwriter