A better half to Werner Herzog showcases over dozen unique scholarly essays studying approximately 5 a long time of filmmaking via the most acclaimed and leading edge figures in international cinema.
• First assortment in 20 years devoted to reading Herzog's expansive profession gains essays via overseas students and Herzog experts
• Addresses a huge spectrum of the director's movies, from his earliest works akin to Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such fresh movies as The undesirable Lieutenant and Encounters on the finish of the World
• bargains artistic, cutting edge methods guided by way of movie background, paintings historical past, and philosophy
• incorporates a complete filmography that still contains a record of the director's performing appearances and opera productions
• Explores the director's engagement with tune and the humanities, his self-stylization as an international filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, or even his love-hate dating with the actor Klaus Kinski
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1 Title Name: Prager Comp. by: RKarthikeyan Date: 22 Feb 2012 Time: 12:14:57 PM Stage: Proof Page Number: 29 30 Brad Prager Plula, Ekkehard: “Einzelgänger unter Außenseitern: Der junge Regisseur Werner Herzog,” Der Tagesspiegel—Berlin, February 7, 1971: 58. 2 (2010): 119–136. Prager, Brad: “Mit den Augen des Tieres: Werner Herzogs Primaten,” Lektionen in Herzog. Neues über Deutschlands verlorenen Filmautor Werner Herzog und sein Werk, ed. Chris Wahl (Munich: edition text + kritik, 2011), pp. 210–233.
It’s not the blood, sweat, and tears of the actors alone that is taken up into the images of a film, it is centrally the physical investment of the director, who treks through jungles, contracts fevers, and makes the difficult ascent himself. This is the point at which Herzog’s assertions betray their mystical dimension. For Herzog the physicality demanded by cinema involves a subjective effort not only to merge with the material world, but also to merge with the image itself. ” This question calls to mind the troubled image of Herzog as a maker of so-called documentaries whose artifice is criticized for undermining the objectives of the genre.
Herzog, Werner: “Mit den Wölfen heulen,” Filmkritik 7 ( July 1968): 460–461. : 1 Title Name: Prager Comp. by: RKarthikeyan Date: 22 Feb 2012 Time: 12:14:57 PM Stage: Proof Page Number: 28 Chapte Comp. Werner Herzog’s Companions 29 Herzog, Werner: Stroszek—Nosferatu. Zwei Filmerzählungen (Munich: Hanser, 1979). Herzog, Werner: Of Walking in Ice: Munich–Paris, 11/23 to 12/14, 1974, trans. Martje Herzog and Alan Greenberg (New York: Tanam Press, 1980a [original 1978]). Herzog, Werner: Screenplays.