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Werner Herzog

Director

“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”

 

Biography

One of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema and one of the most extreme personalities in film, Werner Herzog quickly gained recognition not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in the Film history, but for pushing himself and his crew to absurd and unprecedented lengths, again and again, in order to achieve the effects he demanded. Born Werner Stipetic in Munich on September 5, 1942, Herzog came of age in Sachrang, Bavaria, amid extreme poverty and destitution. After Herzog turned seventeen, a German film producer optioned one of his screenplays, then promptly destroyed the contract when he discovered the author’s age. Circa 1962, 20-year-old Herzog enrolled in the University of Munich as a history and literature student, and produced his first motion picture, the twelve minute Herakles, his second short Game in the Sand, and his third, the pacifist tract The Unprecedented Defense of Fortress Deutschkreuz.In 1963, he established his own production… read more

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Meine Gu

6Nov13

Cinematic experience with Werner Herzog is like catching a glimpse into the authenticity of the living.

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mursal

12Aug13

I want him to narrate my life.

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Ben Wheeler

4Aug13

Yesterday was supposed to be a typical day at the Getty Museum in LA. Upon arrival I stumbled upon an installation called HEAR SAY OF THE SOUL by Werner Herzog. Five projectors, 180 degrees, & his cellist collaborator's music emanating all around. If you think I was in heaven, I was---and even deeper when I discovered that both Herzog & cellist were to be speaking that very evening; ECSTASY & DREAMS MANIFEST!

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Silvia Bombardini

24Jul13

Ten Thousand Years Older? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Thousand_Years_Older

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From One Second To The Next" Documentary

6 posts by 4 people 8 months ago

Favorite Werner Herzog Film

39 posts by 31 people 8 months ago

?Herzog directing Moby Dick? Possible?

20 posts by 8 people over 2 years ago

Bad Lieutenant Remake

64 posts by 40 people over 2 years ago

Raise Your Hand if You Dislike Werner Herzog's Fiction Films

34 posts by 22 people almost 3 years ago

Favorite Werner Herzog Film

94 posts by 78 people over 3 years ago

What's the best introduction to Herzog?

23 posts by 14 people over 3 years ago

Keanu Reeves directed by Herzog?....

11 posts by 7 people over 3 years ago