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What's your favorite film by Werner Herzog?

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
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other
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Signs of Life
0 (0%)
Even Dwarfs Started Small
1 (3.3%)
Fata Morgana
0 (0%)
Land of Silence and Darkness
1 (3.3%)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
8 (26.7%)
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
0 (0%)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
0 (0%)
Heart of Glass
0 (0%)
Stroszek
1 (3.3%)
La Soufrière
0 (0%)
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck
0 (0%)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
0 (0%)
Woyzeck
0 (0%)
Fitzcarraldo
6 (20%)
God's Angry Man
0 (0%)
Ballad of a Little Soldier
0 (0%)
Cobra Verde
0 (0%)
Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun
0 (0%)
Scream of Stone
0 (0%)
Lessons of Darkness
0 (0%)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
0 (0%)
My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
0 (0%)
Invincible
0 (0%)
Wheel of Time
0 (0%)
The White Diamond
0 (0%)
Grizzly Man
10 (33.3%)
The Wild Blue Yonder
0 (0%)
Rescue Dawn
0 (0%)
Encounters at the End of the World
1 (3.3%)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
2 (6.7%)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
0 (0%)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
0 (0%)
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
0 (0%)
Into the Abyss
0 (0%)
Queen of the Desert
0 (0%)
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
0 (0%)
Salt and Fire
0 (0%)
Family Romance, LLC
0 (0%)

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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2014, 10:00:26 PM »
It's disturbing to read your research.

Yep, I thought rewatching that final scene was just that much creepier with those articles in mind.
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2014, 10:05:16 PM »

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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2014, 10:16:16 PM »
Yeah, for me, all of this stuff (including the My Best Fiend material) added up to a man seemed to feel so entitled to say and do whatever he wanted just to exert his ego.  I am sure there was more humanity to the man, but it's difficult to imagine.
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2014, 10:35:40 PM »
The Seven Deadly Sins in Cinema: Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
Love this (among other things): "It is as if Herzog, a target of a number of counter-accusations by said fiend, is saying, “Look, I am really not making this Kinski character up.”"
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2014, 10:50:50 PM »
The Seven Deadly Sins in Cinema: Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
Love this (among other things): "It is as if Herzog, a target of a number of counter-accusations by said fiend, is saying, “Look, I am really not making this Kinski character up.”"
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2014, 11:08:24 PM »
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 09:58:45 AM »
Great article, and great background to Kinski and Aguirre.  I watched it, recently, and found it a disturbing, unpleasant film.  But a great choice for "pride", and, perhaps, "avarice."
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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2015, 12:26:49 AM »
La Soufrière
* * * - Very Good

How does one kick back after a day with 200+ mind-numbing minutes of Edvard Munch, the 60s surreal challenge of The Swimmer and (one of the better) Rossellini/Bergman collaborations, Europa '51? How about a little bit of Herzog. This Doc Short (available on youtube) comes highly recommended by MartinTeller, and no wonder. It's Herzog vs. The Volcano and it's impossible to guess who is going to win.

Herzog and his crew go into a village evacuated under the threat of an impending eruption. This instant ghost town is perfect material for Herzog's wry observations. But that's not enough. With the threat increasing, Herzog wants to get as close to the volcano as possible, proud that he will have the last recorded images of the area. He makes some interesting discoveries (and hits the one dead spot during a song), but the film finishes strong.

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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2015, 12:32:13 AM »
does herzog have the oddest filmography of any filmmaker? it's got to be up there right?

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Re: Herzog, Werner - Director's Best
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2015, 12:37:28 AM »
I would agree just for the ease he has going between fiction and documentary filmmaking. He also does a nice balancing act in both styles between commercial (Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3D) and non-commercial (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans)