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Retrospective: The Films Of Werner Herzog

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  • April 29, 2011 5:21 AM
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Few filmmakers have had as varied, or colorful, a career as Werner Herzog. A man that Francois Truffaut, who should know, once called "the most important film director alive," Herzog has been knocking out classics, in both the fictional and documentary worlds, for over 40 years now. Perhaps still best known for his tempestuous relationship with Klaus Kinski, with whom Herzog produced many of his very best films, the director's oeuvre goes far beyond those five, from minor classics to eye-opening documentaries, from classics of German cinema to a star-driven remake of an Abel Ferrera film.

Review: Werner Herzog's 'Cave Of Forgotten Dreams' Is Neither Forgettable Nor Very Dreamy

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  • April 26, 2011 10:51 AM
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The following is a slightly modified reprint of a review that ran at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Werner Herzog Says Woody Allen Won't Milk A Cow, Calls Out Oliver Stone For Skipping Warren Report

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 8:37 AM
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Says Klaus Kinski Turned Down Frederico Fellini Because He Thought He Made Bad FilmsPut a microphone near Werner Herzog and he's bound to say something amazing -- the director is relentless quote machine. So no surprise that in a recent interview with GQ (print edition), Herzog dropped a few more fantastic nuggets about his fellow colleagues in the industry.

Matt Damon Discusses How 'Bourne Ultimatum' Scheduling Kept Him Out Of 'Avatar'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 28, 2011 8:17 AM
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Actor Also Took 'Stuck On You' Instead Of Werner Herzog's 'Rescue Dawn'While discussing "The Adjustment Bureau" during press rounds this past week, Matt Damon admitted to what we already know is one of cinema's greatest what-ifs: that instead of Sam Worthington as Jake Sully in "Avatar" it could have been the Oscar-winning actor instead. Damon took the opportunity to clarify that he had not made a giant career blunder in not taking on "Avatar," but that something as simple as scheduling had killed the chance for the most successful movie of all-time to have an actually interesting leading man as its protagonist.

Werner Herzog Directing 'Death Row' Documentary For Investigation Discovery

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2011 9:15 AM
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Says There's No Financing Yet For 'Queen Of The Desert' While we'll have to wait and see if Werner Herzog can get the pieces together for his period epic "Queen Of The Desert" that currently has Naomi Watts circling to star, and which Herzog says doesn't have financing just yet, the director is hard at work on what should be yet another fascinating documentary.

Naomi Watts May Play 'Queen Of The Desert' For Werner Herzog

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 3:54 AM
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After letting Nicolas Cage essentially play himself in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" and delving into 3D with "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Werner Herzog looks set to tackle a massive period tale.

Watch: Trailer For Werner Herzog's 3D Doc 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2011 3:29 AM
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The trailer for Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” has hit, and the footage seems to be mostly men walking around hidden caves, staring at old drawings. When we saw it at the Toronto Film Festival a few months ago, we thought pretty much the same thing.

Round Up: Limited Edition Soundtracks To Early Herzogs On The Way, Will Oldham In New Short Film

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 1, 2011 6:37 AM
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German avant-garde rockers Popol Vuh are producing a special limited box-set containing their scores for the Werner Herzog + Klaus Kinski buddypack of "Aguirre: The Wrath of the God," "Nosferatu," "Fitzcarraldo," and "Cobra Verde," plus "Heart of Glass," which features lead performances by hypnotized actors. Those not down with Herzog's latest (or dismayed that their favorite renegade director became a done-to-death Internet meme where all jokes go to die a million times over) will enjoy the trip down memory lane, as included in the collection is a near 100-page booklet featuring "unseen footage and images." 5,000 copies only, pre-order while they're hot at Amazon!

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