By Brad Prager
A significant other to Werner Herzog showcases over dozen unique scholarly essays studying approximately 5 a long time of filmmaking by way of some of the most acclaimed and leading edge figures in global cinema.
- First assortment in 20 years devoted to interpreting Herzog’s expansive career
- Features essays by means of foreign students and Herzog experts
- Addresses a vast spectrum of the director’s motion pictures, from his earliest works corresponding to Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such contemporary motion pictures as The undesirable Lieutenant and Encounters on the finish of the World
- Offers artistic, leading edge ways guided by way of movie heritage, artwork heritage, and philosophy
- Includes a finished filmography that still encompasses a record of the director’s performing appearances and opera productions
- Explores the director’s engagement with song and the humanities, his self-stylization as a world filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, or even his love-hate dating with the actor Klaus Kinski
Chapter 1 Herzog and Auteurism (pages 35–57): Brigitte Peucker
Chapter 2 Physicality, distinction, and the problem of illustration (pages 58–79): Lucia Nagib
Chapter three The Pedestrian Ecstasies of Werner Herzog (pages 80–98): Timothy Corrigan
Chapter four Werner Herzog's View of Delft (pages 101–126): Kenneth S. Calhoon
Chapter five relocating Stills (pages 127–148): Stefanie Harris
Chapter 6 Archetypes of Emotion (pages 149–167): Lutz Koepnick
Chapter 7 Coming to Our Senses (pages 168–186): Roger Hillman
Chapter eight loss of life for 5 Voices (pages 187–207): Holly Rogers
Chapter nine Demythologization and Convergence (pages 208–229): Jaimey Fisher
Chapter 10 “I don't love the Germans” (pages 233–255): Chris Wahl
Chapter eleven Herzog's middle of Glass and the chic of uncooked fabrics (pages 256–280): Noah Heringman
Chapter 12 The Ironic Ecstasy of Werner Herzog (pages 281–300): Roger F. Cook
Chapter thirteen Tantrum Love (pages 301–326): Lance Duerfahrd
Chapter 14 Werner Herzog's African elegant (pages 329–355): Erica Carter
Chapter 15 Didgeridoo, or the hunt for the beginning of the Self (pages 356–370): Manuel Koppen
Chapter sixteen A March into Nothingness (pages 371–392): Will Lehman
Chapter 17 The Case of Herzog (pages 393–415): Eric Ames
Chapter 18 The Veil among (pages 416–444): John E. Davidson
Chapter 19 Herzog's Chickenshit (pages 445–465): Rembert Huser
Chapter 20 Encountering Werner Herzog on the finish of the realm (pages 466–484): Reinhild Steingrover
Chapter 21 Perceiving the opposite within the Land of Silence and Darkness (pages 487–509): Randall Halle
Chapter 22 Werner Herzog’s Romantic areas (pages 510–527): Laurie Johnson
Chapter 23 The depression Observer (pages 528–546): Matthew Gandy
Chapter 24 Portrait of the Chimpanzee as a Metaphysician (pages 547–565): Guido Vitiello
Chapter 25 Herzog and Human future (pages 566–586): Alan Singer
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A significant other to Werner Herzog showcases over dozen unique scholarly essays reading approximately 5 a long time of filmmaking through probably the most acclaimed and leading edge figures in international cinema. First assortment in 20 years devoted to studying Herzog’s expansive careerFeatures essays via overseas students and Herzog experts Addresses a huge spectrum of the director’s movies, from his earliest works akin to indicators of existence and Fata Morgana to such contemporary movies because the undesirable Lieutenant and Encounters on the finish of the WorldOffers inventive, cutting edge methods guided through movie historical past, artwork heritage, and philosophyIncludes a complete filmography that still encompasses a checklist of the director’s appearing appearances and opera productions Explores the director’s engagement with track and the humanities, his self-stylization as a world filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, or even his love-hate dating with the actor Klaus KinskiContent: bankruptcy 1 Herzog and Auteurism (pages 35–57): Brigitte PeuckerChapter 2 Physicality, distinction, and the problem of illustration (pages 58–79): Lucia NagibChapter three The Pedestrian Ecstasies of Werner Herzog (pages 80–98): Timothy CorriganChapter four Werner Herzog's View of Delft (pages 101–126): Kenneth S.
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When he says that he really needed to hoist his steamship over a mountain and that he did not want to shoot a film with special effects in which a boat floats in a bathtub Herzog seems to be drawing a direct comparison between his own 18 Brad Prager filmmaking style and Petersen’s. In Fitzcarraldo, he would later profess that you can see the real strain on people’s faces, and audiences are seeing an exploit, not a special effect; they can thus believe their eyes again (Osegueda 2009). The same impulse can be said to guide Herzog’s unconventional desire to film the largest chicken he can find being chased by a dwarf, who is riding a miniature horse, around the world’s largest tree (Bissell 2006: 72).
He is a rare example of a European auteur from the 1970s who successfully crossed over. But even as he has become an American filmmaker, self-citations are everywhere to be found in the work. In other words, his signature persists. Not only is Rescue Dawn (2006) a feature film remake of his own documentary Little Dieter in the form of the American Prisoner of War (POW) film (and it would be difficult to argue that the film deviates thoroughly from the genre), but one is tempted to see the dwarf in the POW prison in Rescue Dawn as an echo of the many other dwarfs in his films, that is, as a moment of self-citation.
Borski, Arnim: “Exzentriker—das sind die anderen,” Der Abend, July 6, 1973: 6. Byron, Lord: Childe Harold (Cheshire: Cool Publications, 2004 [original 1818]). Canby, Vincent: “Dwarfs Started Small,” New York Times, September 17, 1970: 58. Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness (London: Penguin Books, 2007 [original 1902]). Corrigan, Timothy: “Producing Herzog: From a Body of Images,” The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History, ed. Timothy Corrigan (New York: Methuen, 1986), pp. 3–22. : Herzog on Herzog (London: Faber & Faber, 2002).
A Companion to Werner Herzog by Brad Prager