Werner Herzog

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#51 Post by exte » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:17 pm

dadaistnun wrote:New Fresh Air interview.
I'm a very professional man.
Why do I watch Wrestlemania?
LMFAO! That was fucking great!

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#52 Post by putney » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:48 pm

I'm a very professional man.
i have to say from my experience he IS a very professional man, one of the most inspiring balances of "unhinged" inspiration and illumination and utter in-the-moment professionalism...

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#53 Post by exte » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:25 pm

Oh I believe it. I just love how he says things most people wouldn't. I love that about him. And he's hilarious, too.

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#54 Post by Person » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:34 pm

Herzog on Herzog is the most interesting book on a filmmaker I have ever read - exilerating, shocking, hilarious, iconoclastic; it has it all.

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#55 Post by miless » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:51 pm

my favorite quote from him was told by his wife, who was worried during a shoot in the vicinity of a cannibalistic tribe.
she woke up to a sound and was scared, so she awoke Werner and told him how she heard something, and she thought it was the cannibals.
his response was classic Herzog: "When they come, you won't hear them."
he then rolled over and went back to sleep.

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#56 Post by kinjitsu » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:50 pm

From The Ecstatic Truth - Werner Herzog's Quest by Daniel Zalewski, originally published in The New Yorker - via
the Werner Herzog archive:
"I remember the time we visited this tribal area, five days by boat from Guayaramerín, Bolivia, which we were told was cannibalistic, " she recalled. "We spent the night outside, in two hammocks. That night, when I heard a noise near us, I woke up, gasping, 'Werner, it's them!" He sleepily replied, 'When they come, we won't hear them.' He went straight back to sleep. I didn't."

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#57 Post by putney » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:34 am

exte wrote:Oh I believe it. I just love how he says things most people wouldn't. I love that about him. And he's hilarious, too.
sorry, i honestly didn't mean that as a snappy retort... i only got to work with him for a few days, but i can tell you, he was so inspiring, hilarious, kind, insightful like someone who can see the big picture can be, and just flat out amazing.

i too think "herzog on herzog" is the best there is. i always buy it for friends and say "this is MY bible." hahaha.

it's true though, you could just pick any page every day when you wake up, and what you'll find there will kick start you into kicking ass that day. he's absolutely the best....

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#58 Post by blindside8zao » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:55 am

the vorspiel for Das Rheingold is also used in the new world. It may be my favorite piece of music ever and it feels very appropriate for a sunrise. I often start my day with that or the Lohengrin overture. I obviously think a lot of myself if I think I need to start my day with Wagner overtures.

Great to hear that about the Herzog book. I just wanted to back up what everyone is saying about herzog on herzog. It's a great book and I think even people who haven't seen more than one or two herzog movies have a lot to take from the book. I value it more than some of his movies. I actually feel the same way about the long interviews on the Eraserhead DVDs.

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#59 Post by hot_locket » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:25 am

Person wrote:JOY!

Herzog's, On Walking in Ice is finally being reissued in September. Amazon.com listing.

Herzog likes this book more than any of his films (Herzog on Herzog, p. 282) so I'll be sure to check it out. OOP copies usually went for $80-150.
I am VERY thrilled by this news.
putney wrote:i too think "herzog on herzog" is the best there is. i always buy it for friends and say "this is MY bible." hahaha.

it's true though, you could just pick any page every day when you wake up, and what you'll find there will kick start you into kicking ass that day. he's absolutely the best....
I really need to buy this.

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#60 Post by Solaris » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:06 pm

I've just discovered Herzog's filmed opera Giovanna d'Arco is available on DVD.

Does anybody own this and care to comment?

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#61 Post by Antoine Doinel » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:06 am

A conversation with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog.

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#62 Post by exte » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:48 pm

Antoine Doinel wrote:A conversation with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog.
I'd rather listen to it if you ask me, but thanks anyway!

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#63 Post by King Prendergast » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:54 pm

Do you regard anything Herzog has done as an "essay film"?

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#64 Post by miless » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:03 pm

King Prendergast wrote:Do you regard anything Herzog has done as an "essay film"?
yes, particularly Great Blue Yonder.

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#65 Post by King Prendergast » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:07 pm

miless wrote:
King Prendergast wrote:Do you regard anything Herzog has done as an "essay film"?

yes, particularly Great Blue Yonder.

Agreed. I would also add Fata Morgana and Grizzly Man as clear examples of filmic essays, with Grizzly being an amalgam of the essay and found-footage film. Benjamin would have been impressed.

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Werner Herzog gets shot...literally

#66 Post by stroszeck » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:30 pm

Werner Herzog gets shot...literally

Priceless video

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#67 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:33 pm

Very very old news. "It was not a significant bullet" is legendary

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#68 Post by kaujot » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:43 am

I'd heard about the incident, of course, but I've never seen the video until now.

Awesome.

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#69 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:07 pm

A conversation between Werner and Errol Morris, reliving the days of meeting mass murderers and contemplating digging up graves. Just another day in the Herzogiverse.

Classic Herzog's description of the serial killer Kemper as "an elephant with the soul of Mozart."

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#70 Post by miless » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:27 pm

for those interested in the Portland area, the NW Film Center is putting on a retrospective.

here's the schedule:

May 2, 7pm: Encounters at the End of the World
May 3, 7pm: Fitzcarraldo
May 4, 7pm: The Great Ecstacy of Woodcarver Steiner w/ Lessons of Darkness
May 8, 7pm: Woyzeck
May 9, 7pm: Cobra Verde
May 10, 7pm: Aguirre: The Wrath of God
May 10, 9pm: Woyzeck
May 11, 7pm: Echoes From a Sombre Empire
May 16, 7pm: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
May 16, 9:15pm: Grizzly Man
May 17, 7pm: Grizzly Man
May 18, 7pm: Heart of Glass
May 23, 7pm: Little Dieter Needs to Fly
May 23, 9pm: Stroszek
May 24, 7pm: Rescue Dawn
May 24, 9:30pm: Little Dieter Needs to Fly
May 25, 7pm: Stroszek
May 29, 7pm: Nosferatu the Vampyre

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#71 Post by origami_mustache » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:17 pm

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In his latest film, Encounters At The End Of The World, Werner Herzog narrates, directs, and even does production sound, which mostly consists of him randomly pontificating about science, philosophy, nature, and the inevitable demise of human existence. The underwater photography was gorgeous, and it was fitting that it is juxtaposed with choral music, as Herzog hints at a spiritual force that coincides with nature. Aside from the seal noises that sound like a Merzbow or Black Dice album, the suicidal penguin and Herzog's absurd and sometimes egotistical narration were my favorite parts. The film comes across as more of a side project and an excuse to go to Antarctica when compared with his master works, but one thing is still clear...Werner Herzog is amaaazing.

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Production sound FTW!

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Re: Werner Herzog

#72 Post by dadaistnun » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:11 pm

I'm not really sure where else to post this:

Bruno S. in the NYT. Be sure to watch the video.

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Re: Werner Herzog

#73 Post by hot_locket » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:02 am

Wow, thanks a lot for posting. First I've heard about Nazi experimentation... :shock:

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Re: Werner Herzog

#74 Post by sir karl » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:16 am

This video seriously made my day, thanks.

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Re: Werner Herzog

#75 Post by Person » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:37 pm

Bruno strikes me as being a sad, yet heroic figure. He knows that Old Berlin is now long dead and that he shall soon decay with it.
Who then shall transmit the songs of his childhood?

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