Posts tagged ‘Werner Herzog’

December 9, 2013

Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Embracing Under a Rainbow

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December 8, 2013

25 Werner Herzog Film Posters

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October 31, 2013

Werner Herzog Talks About His Film Nosferatu

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Watch the full version of Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu (with English subtitles).

June 4, 2013

Fitzcardboardaldo / The Corrugation of Dreams

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April 26, 2013

Cobra Verde — Werner Herzog (Full Film)

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April 19, 2013

Even Dwarfs Started Small — Werner Herzog (Full Film)

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April 10, 2013

Werner Herzog on Les Blank

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April 8, 2013

RIP Filmmaker Les Blank

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RIP filmmaker Les Blank, 1935-2013.

Les Blank served as director and cinematographer of dozens of films, mostly documentaries. He’s probably most famous for his 1982 film Burden of Dreams, which chronicles Werner Herzog struggling against nature and humanity alike to make Fitzcarraldo. For me, the two films are inseparable. Here is Blank talking about making that film:

(Les Blank also made Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe).

Blank was also famous for documenting blues, jazz, folk, and other types of roots music in a naturalistic, earthy fashion.

He also loved gap toothed women:


March 30, 2013

Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun — Werner Herzog

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March 26, 2013

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

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March 14, 2013

Bells from the Deep — Werner Herzog (Full Documentary)

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March 1, 2013

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser — Werner Herzog (Full Film)

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February 8, 2013

Watch Room 666, A Wim Wenders Documentary Featuring Godard, Herzog, Spielberg, and More

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February 6, 2013

“When you shoot an elephant, it stays on its feet for ten days before it falls over” (Werner Herzog)

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Iquitos, 29 June 1979

When you shoot an elephant, it stays on its feet for ten days before it falls over. When I got back on the ice after two minutes in the penalty box, a puck struck hard from a short distance away smashed into my head. There was a pulsing flash of light before my eyes, and I became weightless. On the boat to Belén: roast alligator was served. Women delousing children, children carrying much too heavy burdens held by forehead straps.

Boats passing, everything in slow motion. A large pile of empty tortoise shells. Chickens tied by the legs, swinging in an empty-looking radius. At night the cooking fires glow. Enormous fish at the market, fruit juices surrounded by swarms of flies, filth. Children playing marbles between the houses’ stilts. Vultures that spread their wings like Christ on the Cross and remain in that statuelike position, presumably to cool off or to drive away itching mites. In early times it was interpreted as the posture for prayer, and because of the mites the eagle became the favorite heraldic bird for coats of arms. Cattle heads, skinned and bloody, on a hand cart. The women crouch in the brownish water, doing their laundry. In a bar a man was lying on the floor unconscious, dead drunk. By fifteen most of the girls already have one or two children. This city seems to be inhabited exclusively by children. Today is a holiday. In the evening up the Río Momón by boat.

An entry from Werner Herzog’s journal Conquest of the Useless, which records the difficulties he faced while making Fitzcarraldo.

January 5, 2013

Aguirre, The Wrath of God — Werner Herzog (Full Film)

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December 14, 2012

Watch Death for Five Voices, Werner Herzog’s Film About the Bizarre Life of Carlo Gesualdo

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December 4, 2012

Cave of Forgotten Dreams — Werner Herzog (Full Film)

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November 28, 2012

That Time Werner Herzog Saved Joaquin Phoenix’s Life

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October 24, 2012

Werner Herzog Talks About Filming Nosferatu the Vampyre

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October 19, 2012

The White Diamond — Werner Herzog (Full Documentary)

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