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ISBN-10: 1317928970

ISBN-13: 9781317928973

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1986
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Given Herzog s personal pronouncement that movie isn't the artwork of students, yet of illiterates, it isn't incredible that his paintings has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically bold and even as provocatively eccentric, Herzog s movies were greeted both by means of severe adulation and severe condemnation.

Even as Herzog s rebellious pictures have received him a name as a grasp of the German New Wave, he has been attacked for indulging in a romantic naivete and wilful self-absorption. To his toughest critics, Herzog s motion pictures look as little greater than Hollywood fantasies disguised as excessive seriousness. This e-book is an try and remove darkness from those contradictions. It gathers essays that spotlight from a number of angles on Herzog and his paintings. The participants movement past the myths of Herzog to enquire the advantages of his paintings and its position in movie historical past. A not easy variety of flicks is roofed, from "Fata Morgana" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" to newer positive factors reminiscent of "Nosferatu" and "Where the fairway Ants Dream," providing the reader methods of realizing why, regardless of the controversies surrounding Herzog and his motion pictures, he continues to be a massive and renowned overseas filmmaker. Orignally released in 1986.

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Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History (Routledge Library Editions: Cinema)

Post yr observe: First released in 1986
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Given Herzog s personal pronouncement that movie isn't the artwork of students, yet of illiterates, it's not impressive that his paintings has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically formidable and while provocatively eccentric, Herzog s motion pictures were greeted both via severe adulation and severe condemnation.

Even as Herzog s rebellious photos have won him a name as a grasp of the German New Wave, he has been attacked for indulging in a romantic naivete and wilful self-absorption. To his toughest critics, Herzog s movies look as little greater than Hollywood fantasies disguised as excessive seriousness. This e-book is an try and light up those contradictions. It gathers essays that attention from various angles on Herzog and his paintings. The participants circulation past the myths of Herzog to enquire the benefits of his paintings and its position in movie heritage. A demanding variety of flicks is roofed, from "Fata Morgana" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" to newer positive factors corresponding to "Nosferatu" and "Where the fairway Ants Dream," providing the reader methods of realizing why, regardless of the controversies surrounding Herzog and his motion pictures, he continues to be a tremendous and renowned overseas filmmaker. Orignally released in 1986.

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H. or the mysteries of walking in ice 27 Wim Wenders, Sohab Shahid Saless and Werner Schroeter, among others, either made the pilgrimage to her Paris flat, or asked her to preview their films in Germany. She recognizedthe geniusof Herzog, Fassbinderand Wenders before it was fashionableto do so. Herzog stated in an interview: The right person,who has so to speakblessedand legalized it [New GermanCinema], just as the Popeat one time confirmed the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, that is in our caseLotte Eisner.

And finally, in keepingwith romantic ideals, Herzog seemsconsciouslyto cultivate the presuppositionthat the artist and his/herwork are one, that the very qualities characterizingan aesthetic object can be readily identified with the personcreatingthoseforms. The very act of creation becomes, then, a passion,both in the literal senseand metaphorically,a journey 30 The Films of Werner Herzog to Calvary. As HerbertAchternbusch,the scriptwriter for Heart of Glass, noted of Herzog somewhatcaustically in "Land in Sight": "I too no longer dared to predict whether he might possibly nail his actors to trees in his next film" (Achternbusch,1978, 266).

In contrast, such filmmakers as Wim Wenders, Alexander Kluge or Edgar Reitz are known to us almost exclusively through their films and theoretical texts, through the process of aesthetic reception. Indeed, to Herzog's advantage,critical reception of New German Cinema has tended to favor those directors who have brought their auteurial and biographicalpersonasinto close proximity, remnantsof a bowdlerizedauteurtheory. Through the mass media, specifically the pressand television, the public identifies each 24 The Films of Werner Herzog aspectof the director's constructedauthorial image, resulting in their mutual reinforcement.

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