History Creator / WernerHerzog

21st May '16 10:47:09 PM karstovich2
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Movie director who has emerged as the most successful of the German New Wave filmmakers. A man beloved on the Art House circuit and with several mainstream successes under his belt. His films, both fictional and documentary, are often slow and atmospheric, but are universally beautiful and human. Really, his films only have one subject - the infinite power of human will and the subsequent potential for self-destruction.

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Movie '''Werner Herzog''' (born 1942 in UsefulNotes/{{Munich}}) is a German movie director who has emerged as the most successful of the German New Wave filmmakers. A man beloved on the Art House circuit and with several mainstream successes under his belt. His films, both fictional and documentary, are often slow and atmospheric, but are universally beautiful and human. Really, his films only have one subject - the infinite power of human will and the subsequent potential for self-destruction.
12th May '16 5:44:04 PM eroock
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** The main character of ''Film/MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirl'', being a fan of Herzog, does a so-so impersonation of his accent at one point.
8th May '16 3:30:49 PM eroock
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-->--"Minnesota Declaration", 1999

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8th Feb '16 11:22:55 AM TinyTedDanson
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... and many others.

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* AdamWesting: Herzog has a number of acting credits and is often playing a parody of himself. ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' and ''Incident at Loch Ness'' are two examples. Also appeared as a parody of himself in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* AdamWesting: AdamWesting[=/=]TheCameo: Herzog has a number of acting credits and is often playing a either parody of himself. himself, such as in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Incident at Loch Ness'', or using his very unique voice to play a very serious character [[MetaCasting saying totally]] [[PlayingAgainstType ridiculous things.]] [[invoked]]
** In
''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' and ''Incident at Loch Ness'' are two examples. Also appeared he appears as a parody of himself filming documentary footage:
-->"In Bravaria, we have a saying. [...] It means ''This is the most depressing fucking kid I've ever met
in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.my life.''"
** Also in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', providing the closing narration for the episode "Ricky Spanish":
-->''"Two beautiful creatures trapped in a prison of another's design like a madman lost in a supermarket. One is freed while the other dies alone in a glass tomb, which used to contain farts."''
** In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', as an alien advisor criticizing the human race:
-->''"I've dwelled among the humans, their entire culture is built around their penises. It is funny to say they are small. It is funny to say they are big. I've been at parties where humans have held bottles, pencils, thermoses in front of themselves and called out 'Hey look at me! I'm Mr. So-And-So Dick! I've got such-and-such for a penis!' I never saw it fail to get a laugh."''
2nd Aug '15 10:28:11 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd May '15 12:25:20 AM LordGro
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A CrazyAwesome leader of the German New Wave. A man beloved on the Art House circuit and with several mainstream successes under his belt. His films, both fictional and documentary, are often slow and atmospheric, but are universally beautiful and human. Really, his films only have one subject - the infinite power of human will and the subsequent potential for self-destruction.

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A CrazyAwesome leader Movie director who has emerged as the most successful of the German New Wave.Wave filmmakers. A man beloved on the Art House circuit and with several mainstream successes under his belt. His films, both fictional and documentary, are often slow and atmospheric, but are universally beautiful and human. Really, his films only have one subject - the infinite power of human will and the subsequent potential for self-destruction.
2nd May '15 12:17:41 AM LordGro
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* BrutalHonesty: Herzog is known for making strong, blunt statements in his smooth, almost lyrical tone of voice.
2nd May '15 12:16:54 AM LordGro
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** Pretty much every time KlausKinski is on the screen.




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2nd May '15 12:16:05 AM LordGro
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* LongRunner: He's coming up on forty years, with almost a film a year.
2nd May '15 12:14:13 AM LordGro
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* FauxlosophicNarration / NietzscheWannabe: Albeit in [[TropesAreNotBad a good way]]. [=BBC=] film critic Creator/MarkKermode (the interviewer when Herzog was shot with the air rifle) in particular seems to be a fan of Herzog's narration style and called him "The great Germanic nihilist". For example he thought ''Film/EatPrayLove'' would have been improved if "Werner Herzog had come on and told her (Creator/JuliaRoberts) there is no God. The end".
--> I get the feeling the abyss looked back into Werner Herzog and goes "blimey..." - ''Mark Kermode''
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