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Movie Premier in 1977.
Herzog take a portrayal crew to the coral island of Guadeloupe when he hear that the volcano lying on the island be going to erupt. Everyone enjoy gone, not beside all for one elderly man who refuse to leaves. Herzog catch the eeriness of an forsaken town, with hold back lights cycling over and done with an approved bad intersection.
Color Info: Color
Countries: West Germany
Genres: Documentary, Short
Sound Mix: Mono
Tech Info: OFM:35 mm, PFM:35 mm
Release Dates: USA:1 October 1977, USA:18 May 1978, Poland:June 1978, Czech Republic:10 April 2003
In movie played:
Werner Herzog (actor)
Articles: "The New York Review of Books" (USA), 19 July 2007, Vol. LIV, Iss. 12, pg. 24-26, by: Ian Buruma, "Herzog and His Heroes", "Chicago Tribune" (USA), 8 July 2007, by: Patrick Goldstein, "In His Life and Work, Werner Herzog Welcomes Risks", "LA Times" (USA), 1 February 2006, by: Chris Lee,, "Joaquin Phoenix Pulled from Car Wreck by Director Werner Herzog", "Film Comment" (USA), July 2005, Vol. 41, Iss. 4, pg. 42-43+45-47, by: Paul Arthur, "Beyond the Limits: Werner Herzog's metaphysical realism: 40 years of boldly going where no documentary has gone before", "Film Comment" (USA), July 2005, Vol. 41, Iss. 4, pg. 44-45, "Hot Spots: Highlights From Werner Herzog's Documentary Work"
Herzog is being admired for being the only director who was able to work with the late and very eccentric 'Klaus Kinski' (qv)., Herzog once promised to eat his shoe if a young American film student went out and actually made the film he was always only talking about. The young student was 'Errol Morris' (qv), who met the challenge with his off-beat 1978 pet cemetery documentary _Gates of Heaven (1978)_ (qv) (and went on to make _The Thin Blue Line (1988)_ (qv) and _Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)_ (qv)). Herzog makes good on his promise in the film _Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)_ (qv), directed by 'Les Blank' (qv)., Worked nights in a steel factory in 1961 to raise money for his films. In 1966, he was employed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ., Brother of 'Lucki Stipetic' (qv)., Has three children from three women: 'Rudolph Herzog' (qv) (born in 1973), 'Hanna Mattes' (qv) (born in 1980) and Simon Herzog (born in 1989)., When he was thirteen years old he and his family lived in an apartment in Munich which they shared with several other people. One of them was the actor 'Klaus Kinski' (qv)., Was voted the 35th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly., Claims to have walked by foot from Munich, Germany to Paris, France (a distance of about 500 miles) in 1974 to prevent the very sick film historian and good friend Lotte Eisner from dying (as, applying his logic, she wouldn't dare to die until he visited her on her deathbed). Eisner indeed went on to live for 8 more years after Herzog's journey., Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 422-429. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988., Said in commentary to _Incident at Loch Ness (2004)_ (qv) that his first book was a Marshall Plan copy of "Winnie the Pooh", and it remains one of his favorites., 'Joaquin Phoenix' (qv) was in a car accident on a winding canyon road that flipped his car over. Shaken and confused, Phoenix heard a tapping on his window and a voice say, "Just relax." Unable to see the man, Phoenix replied, "I'm fine. I am relaxed." Then managed to see that the man was Werner Herzog, and Herzog replied, "No, you're not." After helping Phoenix out of the wreckage, Herzog phoned for an ambulance and vanished., In late 2005, during an interview with BBC journalist Mark Kermode regarding _Grizzly Man (2005)_ (qv), a sniper opened fire on them with an air rifle. Kermode panicked when Herzog calmly said, "Someone is shooting at us." One of the pellets then hit Herzog. An unmoved Herzog insisted on continuing the interview., Herzog claims in a 2006 Bloomberg interview that he had the chance to direct both _Brokeback Mountain (2005)_ (qv) and _One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)_ (qv)., Invited to join AMPAS in 2006, Lives in Los Angeles., Was romantically linked to 'Eva Mattes' (qv)., Studied at the University of Munich and later earned a scholarship to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after some days., Only feature-film director to have made a film on every continent., Has two brothers, Tilbert and Lucki, and one sister, Sigrid., Claimed that when he was a few days old, he was nearly killed after Allied bombs caused a skylight in his nursery to shatter. The shards fell around his cot but somehow did not injure him., Mother, Elisabeth, and father, Dietrich, were biologists., Made his first phone call at the age of 17.
Trademarks: His films contain animals doing unusual things., His films contain long, extended landscape shots., Frequently worked with 'Klaus Kinski' (qv)., Screeching cellos and violins in musical scores
Biographical Movies: _Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)_ (qv)
Interviews: "Le Monde" (France), 11 December 2008, by: Jacques Mandelbaum, "J'ai toujours été solitaire et isolé", "The Independent" (UK), 27 March 2008, Iss. 6692, pg. 20, by: Charlie Radcliffe, "The 5-minute Interview: Werner Herzog 'I really enjoy 'Wrestlemania'. That would be my ideal night out.'", "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 6 February 2008, Iss. 6963, pg. 10 - 11, by: Christina Patterson, "'My films are certainly not art' [The Big Interview]", "The Independent Arts & Books Review" (UK), 23 November 2007, pg. 10 - 11, by: James Mottram, "'Fear? It's not in my dictionary'", "The New York Times" (USA), 1 July 2007, by: Mekado Murphy, "Werner Herzog Is Still Breaking the Rules", "Radio Times" (UK), 16 December 2006, Vol. 331, Iss. 4315, pg. 34, by: Danny Scott, "Grizzly end"
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied times of yore, literature and drama, but hasn't all gone it. Founded his individual let go camaraderie contained by 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog personal win numerous national and multinational award in shop at of his films.
Height: 5' 11 1/2"
Quotes: TV uses landscapes. I transform landscapes -- I direct landscapes., [On the ending of _Stroszek (1977)_ (qv):] "When I saw the dancing chicken, I knew I would create a grand metaphor -- for what, I don't know.", [On working with 'Klaus Kinski' (qv):] "I had to domesticate the wild beast.", Perhaps I seek certain utopian things, space for human honour and respect, landscapes not yet offended, planets that do not exist yet, dreamed landscapes. Very few people seek these images today., .. So, you have to be daring to do things like this, because the world is not easily accepting of filmmaking. There will always be some sort of an obstacle, and the worst of all obstacles is the spirit of bureaucracy. You have to find your way to battle bureaucracy. You have to outsmart it, to outgut it, to outnumber it, to outfilm them -- that's what you have to do., I love nature but against my better judgment., [During the making of _Fitzcarraldo (1982)_ (qv)] I shouldn't make movies anymore. I should go to a lunatic asylum., Every gray hair on my head I call Kinski., If I had to climb into hell and wrestle the devil himself for one of my films, I would do it., Film should be looked at straight on, it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates., Through invention, through imagination, through fabrication, I become more truthful than the little bureaucrats., At my utopian film academy I would have students do athletic things with real physical contact, like boxing, something that would teach them to be unafraid. I would have a loft with a lot of space where in one corner there would be a boxing ring. Students would train every evening from eight to ten with a boxing instructor: sparring, somersaulting (backwards and forwards), juggling, magic card tricks. Whether or not you would be filmmaker by the end I do not know, but at least you would come out as an athlete., I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk., I have the impression that the images that surround us today are worn out, they are abused and useless and exhausted. They are limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution. When I look at the postcards in tourist shops and the images and advertisements that surround us in magazines, or I turn on the television, or if I walk into a travel agency and see those huge posters with that same tedious and rickety image of the Grand Canyon on them, I truly feel there is something dangerous emerging here. The biggest danger, in my opinion, is television because to a certain degree it ruins our vision and makes us very sad and lonesome. Our grandchildren will blame us for not having tossing hand-grenades into TV stations because of commercials. Television kills our imagination and what we end up with are worn out images because of the inability of too many people to seek out fresh ones., Actually, for some time now I have given some thought to opening a film school. But if I did start one up you would only be allowed to fill out an application form after you have walked alone on foot, let's say from Madrid to Kiev, a distance of about five thousand kilometres. While walking, write. Write about your experiences and give me your notebooks. I would be able to tell who had really walked the distance and who had not. While you are walking you would learn much more about filmmaking and what it truly involves than you ever would sitting in a classroom. During your voyage you will learn more about what your future holds than in five years at film school. Your experiences would be the very opposite of academic knowledge, for academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion., Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness., Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs., Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism., Someone like 'Jean-Luc Godard' (qv) is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good Kung Fu film., Coincidences always happen if you keep your mind open, while storyboards remain the instruments of cowards who do not trust in their own imagination and who are slaves of a matrix... If you get used to planning your shots based solely on aesthetics, you are never that far from kitsch., I invite any sort of myths [about myself] because I like the stooges and doppelgangers and doubles out there. I feel protected behind all these things. Let them blossom! I do not plant them, I do not throw out the seeds. I advise you to read Herzog on Herzog because there you see a few clarifications., It is my firm belief, and I say this as a dictum, that all these tools now at our disposal, these things part of of this explosive evolution of means of communication, mean we are now heading for an era of solitude. Along with this rapid growth of forms of communication at our disposal - be it fax, phone, email, Internet or whatever - human solitude will increase in direct proportion., To me, adventure is a concept that applies only to those men and women of earlier historical times, like the medieval knights who traveled into the unknown. The concept has degenerated constantly since then... I absolutely loathe adventurers, and I particularly hate this old pseudo-adventurism where the mountain climb becomes about confronting the extremes of humanity., If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big colour photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe., On 'Klaus Kinski' (qv): "People think we had a love-hate relationship. Well, I did not love him, nor did I hate him. We had mutual respect for each other, even as we both planned each other's murder"., Your film is like your children. You might want a child with certain qualities, but you are never going to get the exact specification right. The film has a privilege to live its own life and develop its own character. To suppress this is dangerous. It is an approach that works the other way too: sometimes the footage has amazing qualities that you did not expect., Our children will hate us for not throwing hand grenades into every TV station because of commercials., "Every gray hair on my head is because of Kinski." - on 'Klaus Kinski' (qv), You leave this jungle now and you'll find eight bullets in you and the ninth one will be for me - to 'Klaus Kinski' (qv) on the set of _Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)_ (qv) (aka Aguirre: The Wrath of God)., It is not only my dreams, my belief is that all these dreams are your's as well. The only distinction between me and you is that I can articulate them. And that is what poetry or painting or literature or film making is all about... it's as simple as that. I make films because I have not learned anything else and I know I can do it to a certain degree. And it is my duty because this might be the inner chronicle of what we are. We have to articulate ourselves, otherwise we would be cows in the field., I'm not out to win prizes - that's for dogs and horses., I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that!, I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews., There are certainly laws and elements that make a film more accessible to mainstream audiences. If you've got 'Tom Cruise' (qv) as a strongman, I'm sure it would have larger audiences, but it wouldn't have the same substance.
Birth Notes: Munich, Germany
Books: Timothy Corrigan. _The Films of Werner Herzog ._ New York: Routledge, 1990. ISBN 0416410707, Beat Presser, "Werner Herzog" (ARTE EDITION/Jovis Verlag 2002), p. 128, ISBN 3-936314-31-4, german, Paul Cronin. _Herzog on Herzog._ London: 2003.
Other Works: Vom Gehen Im Eis (Of Walking in Ice) - journal/book
Birth Name: Stipetic, Werner H.
Spouse: 'Martje Grohmann' (qv) (1967 - 1987) (divorced); 1 child, 'Lena Herzog' (qv) (1999 - present), 'Christine Ebenberger' (qv) (19 August 1987 - 1994) (divorced); 1 child
Edward Lachman (cinematographer)
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein (cinematographer)
Werner Herzog (director)
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus (editor)
By the way This movie is found by requests volcano, caribbean, mother-earth, man-against-nature, aerial-photography, recklessness, pursuit-of-danger, fearlessness, desertion