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Ten Poems

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner Herzog : A Guide for the Perplexed

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...Translated by Presley ParksOriginally published in Akzente: Zeitschrift für Literatur June 1978...

Thinking about Germany

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... and one of those unimaginative huts too. In the field towards the forest two young deer were grazing together with a hind. When I appeared, they observed me closely for a while, trying to sniff out who this was that had come. “Herzog’s my...

Legitimacy

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... to happen he took me aside and said, “Werner, this is utterly stupid. You’ll be knocked down within thirty seconds at most and end up in hospital. It’s not worth it.” He was no dummy, though sometimes a very frightening man. I’m sure he...

Defying Gravity

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...How did you end up in Berkeley, publicly munching through your footwear, as documented by Les Blank in Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe?In the seventies I spent time in Berkeley with Errol Morris, who was a graduate student, when we were both...

Adequate Imagery

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... their Golden Calf. It has nothing to do with me or my films.Our culture today, especially television, infantilises us. The indignity of it kills our imagination. May I propose a Herzog dictum? Those who read own the world. Those who watch...

The Song of Life

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Have you ever doubted your abilities?Never, which is probably why I have achieved certain things. I’m aware that I possess an almost absurd self-confidence, but why should I doubt my abilities when I see all these films so clearly before my...

The Minnesota Declaration

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Lessons of Darkness Werner Herzog By dint of declaration the so-called Cinéma Vérité is devoid of vérité. It reaches a merely superficial truth, the truth of accountants. One well-known representative of Cinéma Vérité declared publicly...

Athletics and Aesthetics

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner Herzog : A Guide for the Perplexed

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... my condolences to Herzog; if a deliberate notion of minimal art, the back of my hand to him.” “German and Gimcrack,” in Something to Declare, p. 334.On Aguirre’s photography, for example, which “never transcends mere adequacy,” Simon wrote:...

Fact and Truth

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner Herzog : A Guide for the Perplexed

Faber & Faber, 2014

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... the whole class hostage. “Nobody is going to leave until Herzog sings.” Everyone started pressuring me, saying, “Don’t worry, we won’t listen to you. We just want to go outside during the break.” The headmaster insisted there would be no break...

The Shower Curtain

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner Herzog : A Guide for the Perplexed

Faber & Faber, 2014

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... paperwork, paid the few dollars to register the company, and founded Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.Establishing my own company when I so young meant I didn’t really have a proper childhood. I skipped over everything expected of someone my age, like...