Herzog on Herzog
21 May 2015
Warning: Spoilers
I have to say I am quite a fan of Werner Herzog's movie, but i am an even bigger fan on the director himself. His voice is a joy to listen to, so I thought why not watch this half-hour documentary? And it was a good choice. Herzog basically tells us about his life in general, also as a boy and young man, for example on how he lived during the aftermath of World War II or what the Oktoberfest means to him. If you plan on getting into the works of Herzog, this documentary may be a good start as it includes many of the films he made until the 19802 and also gives the audience unique footage from his directorial efforts. So you can pick which movie may be the best choice for you to start. Skijumping? Spanish explorers looking for El Dorado? War? Volcanoes? Your pick to make. Another interesting part of this film is when he meets one of the most famous mountaineers of all time, Reinhold Messner, to discuss the possibility of an Alps movie starring Klaus Kinski. Today we know this was never made. And he interviews his longtime collaborator Lotte Eisner, which was particularly nice for me to watch as I love their film "Fata Morgana". But even without all these references to Herzog's work, this would have been worth a watch as (you know that if you know Herzog) he keeps telling exciting anecdotes from start to finish of this half hour. Recommended.
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