Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Best Fiend, Werner Herzog

I applied for Werner Herzog's new undertaking--The Rogue Film School. It's rather expensive ($1,450 for a weekend seminar, plus expenses to, from and in LA), but I cannot resist. Herzog is one of my favorite filmmakers, and, probably moreso than any other filmmaker, will guarantee to be interesting and original. Here is the description on roguefilmschool.com

"The Rogue Film School is not for the faint-hearted. It is for those who have traveled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs or as wardens in a lunatic asylum, for those who are willing to learn about lock-picking or forging shooting permits in countries not favouring their projects. In short: it is for those who have a sense for poetry. For those who are pilgrims. For those who can tell a story to four-year-old children and hold their attention. For those who have a fire burning within. For those who have a dream."

I recommend any and all of his films if you're not familiar. Personal favorites: Stroszek, Fitzcarraldo, Agurrie, the Wrath of God.


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