Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014)

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Peter Matthiessen was born on May 22, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991), The Young One (1960) and Dead Birds (1963). He was married to Maria Eckhart, Deborah Love and Patsy Southgage. He died on April 5, 2014 in Sagaponack, New York. See full bio »

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 1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord (based on the novel by)
 1975 Fighting for Our Lives (Documentary)
 1963 Dead Birds (Documentary)
 1960 The Young One (story "Travellin' Man")
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 1983 Never Cry Wolf (wildlife consultant)
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary) (expedition historian)
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 2015 Knight of Cups
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 1992 Incident at Oglala (Documentary) (special thanks)
 1982 Fitzcarraldo (special thanks)
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 2016 On Meditation (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (Documentary)
 2011 Les Carnets de route de François Busnel (TV Series documentary)
- Une nouvelle Angleterre (2011) ... Himself
- Episode dated 17 November 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2008 Doc (Documentary)
 2006 Soil and Sand (Short)
 1991 Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier (Documentary)
 1990 Adventure (TV Series documentary)
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary)

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Soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free 'being' becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. See more »


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