A Companion to Werner Herzog by Brad Prager

By Brad Prager

A significant other to Werner Herzog showcases over dozen unique scholarly essays interpreting approximately 5 a long time of filmmaking by way of the most acclaimed and cutting edge figures in international cinema.

  • First assortment in 20 years devoted to analyzing Herzog’s expansive career
  • Features essays via foreign students and Herzog experts
  • Addresses a vast spectrum of the director’s movies, from his earliest works corresponding to Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such fresh movies as The undesirable Lieutenant and Encounters on the finish of the World
  • Offers artistic, leading edge ways guided via movie historical past, artwork heritage, and philosophy
  • Includes a entire filmography that still incorporates a record 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 courting 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 dying for 5 Voices (pages 187–207): Holly Rogers
Chapter nine Demythologization and Convergence (pages 208–229): Jaimey Fisher
Chapter 10 “I do not like the Germans” (pages 233–255): Chris Wahl
Chapter eleven Herzog's center of Glass and the elegant 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 chic (pages 329–355): Erica Carter
Chapter 15 Didgeridoo, or the hunt for the starting place 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 area (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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Kaf ka, Franz: The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins (Cambridge, MA: Exact Change, 1991). Kant, Immanuel: Critique of the Power of Judgment, trans. Paul Guyer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Kent, Leticia: “Werner Herzog: ‘Film is Not the Art of Scholars, but of Illiterates,’” New York Times, September 11, 1977: Arts 19, 30. Kleist, Heinrich von: “St. Cecilia,” The Marquise of O—, and other stories, trans. David Luke and Nigel Reeves (New York: Penguin, 1978).

Breugel’s depiction of the fall, however, recalls the modest pathos of a quiet and seemingly unseen failure. Stroszek or Kaspar, that is, Bruno Schleinstein, could represent this part. Indirectly intersecting with one another in Herzog’s work, the images of failed flights illuminate one another, even from across the depths of time. Notes 1 This English version of the text is drawn from Herzog’s essay ”On the Absolute, the Sublime, and Ecstatic Truth” (2010a: 12). That essay is translated by Moira Weigel.

July 13 (1968), Section: “Die geistige Welt”: IV. Handke, Peter: Kaspar (Frankfurt a. : Suhrkamp, 1968). Handke, Peter: Short Letter, Long Farewell, trans. Ralph Manheim (New York: New York Review of Books, 2009 [original German, 1972]). Handke, Peter: The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld, trans. Michael Roloff (New York: Continuum, 1974). Herzog, Werner: “Rebellen in Amerika. Zu Filmen des New American Cinema,” Filmstudio 43 (1964): 55–60. Herzog, Werner: “Mit den Wölfen heulen,” Filmkritik 7 ( July 1968): 460–461.

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