Articles tagged werner herzog

With ‘Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida’, Errol Morris Flexed His Filmmaking Muscles

Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida both offer hints of the Errol Morris films to come, but are not essential on their own.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Into the Abyss’

In his documentaries especially, Herzog throws the supposed regulations out completely, ditching any pretense toward objectivity or “documentation” for a decidedly first-person perspective

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.

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Werner Herzog Goes 3D with ‘Caves of Forgotten Dreams’

The wildly eclectic Bavarian, my personal favorite of all film directors, Werner Herzog will be releasing a new documentary in 2011. It is called Caves of

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? dir. Werner Herzog (trailer)

Since 1987’s Cobra Verde, Werner Herzog has directed just two feature films in the ensuing twenty two years—Invincible (2001) and Rescue Dawn (2007), preferring to focus

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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Herzog’s ‘Encounters’ Are More than Memorable

Werner Herzog is a filmmaker who works in two distinct arenas. The first can be categorized as ‘man vs. his inherent nature’, the struggles of

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The new documentary from the eccentric German director Werner Herzog, “Encounters at the End of the World,” is not your typical nature film. Invited by

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Encounters at the End of the World

The most noble pursuits, Encounters at the End of the World suggests, are reverent communions and painstaking observations of wild life.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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24 Mar 2008 // 2:00 AM

The Grand

Werner Herzog plays The German. In another movie, this might be all you need to know.

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17 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog has made a career out of profiling men with impossible dreams who end up fighting against nature and society to make them a reality.

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In auteur/artist Werner Herzog’s world, there are only two major conflicts – man vs. nature, and man vs. his own nature. Such a philosophy

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6 Jul 2007 // 5:00 AM

Rescue Dawn (2007)

Dieter's dedication grants him passion and strength, but the film never lets you forget the paradox he lives, his illicit status and the fact that "America" cannot rescue him.

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz

The distance between one's self and the person snuggly sleeping next to us is often cruel and crushing.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grizzly Man (2005)

In the bears, the film proposes, Treadwell found companionship and refuge, a way to escape or maybe remake himself.

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Burden of Dreams: Criterion Collection (1982)

Complex, ambitious, inspired, Herzog here talks his way through the making of his movie with a remarkable self-consciousness.

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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

There's something about the loch, its deep dark water mystery and nightmarish symbolism, keeps us engaged.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

A girlish figure skater glides across the ice, accompanied by a sorrowful Puccini aria. A young man (this is Julien, played by Ewan Bremner, best known in the United States as Trainspotting's hapless Spud) runs through snowy woods, his breath coming in gasps.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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