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Herzog on Herzog Paul Cronin

Herzog on Herzog

Paul Cronin

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ISBN : 9780571207084
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352 pages
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An invaluable set of career-length interviews with the German genius hailed by François Truffaut as the most important film director aliveMost of what weve heard about Werner Herzog is untrue. The sheer number of false rumors and downright liesMoreAn invaluable set of career-length interviews with the German genius hailed by François Truffaut as the most important film director aliveMost of what weve heard about Werner Herzog is untrue. The sheer number of false rumors and downright lies disseminated about the man and his films is truly astonishing. Yet Herzogs body of work is one of the most important in postwar European cinema.His international breakthrough came in 1973 with Aguirre, The Wrath of God, in which Klaus Kinski played a crazed Conquistador. For The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Herzog cast in the lead a man who had spent most of his life institutionalized, and two years later he hypnotized his entire cast to make Heart of Glass. He rushed to an explosive volcanic Caribbean island to film La Soufrière, paid homage to F. W. Murnau in a terrifying remake of Nosferatu, and in 1982 dragged a boat over a mountain in the Amazon jungle for Fitzcarraldo. More recently, Herzog has made extraordinary documentary films such as Little Dieter Needs to Fly. His place in cinema history is assured, and Paul Cronins volume of dialogues provides a forum for Herzogs fascinating views on the things, ideas, and people that have preoccupied him for so many years.