History Creator / WernerHerzog

23rd Jun '18 3:05:38 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SelfDeprecation: As discussed under AdamWesting, he is perfectly willing to lampoon his reputation as a hyper-intense Germanic semi-lunatic with a tendency to say very dramatic things about the human condition.

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* SelfDeprecation: As discussed under AdamWesting, he is perfectly willing to lampoon his reputation as a hyper-intense Germanic semi-lunatic with a tendency to say very enigmatically dramatic things about nature and the human condition.
13th Apr '18 12:09:57 PM Pren
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: He spent his childhood in a remote mountain village and had no idea there was such a thing as movies until age 11. When he finally was introduced to them, he thought they were real and thus got very upset at any mistakes he saw that none of his friends cared about, basically giving himself a crash course in the language of cinema.
1st Mar '18 7:04:56 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Differentiates. From idealistic ''Fitzcarraldo'' to cynical ''Aguirre, the Wrath of God''. Just comparing ''The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser'' to ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' can cause whiplash.

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* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Differentiates.His films are all over the place. From idealistic ''Fitzcarraldo'' to cynical ''Aguirre, the Wrath of God''. Just comparing ''The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser'' to ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' can cause whiplash.
16th Feb '18 6:29:06 PM Bergamot
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* EatingShoes: The documentary filmmaker Errol Morris was having trouble completing his debut feature ''Gates of Heaven''. In order to provoke Morris into finishing the film, Herzog told Morris that he'd never finish it -- but that if he ''did'' finish it, he, Herzog, would eat his own shoe. Morris finished the film. Herzog got the great Berkeley chef Alice Waters to cook his shoe in garlic, herbs and stock for five hours, and he ate it in public - except for the sole, because as he explained, you never eat the bones of the chicken. The whole thing was filmed by director Les Blank and released as the aptly-titled short documentary ''Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe''.

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* EatingShoes: The documentary filmmaker Errol Morris was having trouble completing his debut feature ''Gates of Heaven''. In order to provoke Morris into finishing the film, Herzog told Morris that he'd never finish it -- but that if he ''did'' finish it, he, Herzog, would eat his own shoe. Morris finished the film. Herzog got the great Berkeley chef Alice Waters to cook his shoe in garlic, herbs and stock for five hours, and he ate it in public - except for the sole, because as he explained, you never eat the bones of the chicken. The whole thing was filmed by director Les Blank and released as the aptly-titled short documentary ''Werner ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe''.Shoe]]''.
8th Feb '18 8:40:29 AM costanton11
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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Werner strongly frowns upon using storyboards (referring to it as a tool of cowards) or shooting any excess footage in his films.
3rd Feb '18 12:28:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Invincible}}'' (2001)
28th Jan '18 10:21:55 PM MackWylde
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* CentralTheme: To mainly look at the beauty and poetry of life and human nature.

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* CentralTheme: To mainly look at the beauty and poetry The infinite power of life and human nature. will and the subsequent potential for self-destruction.
28th Jan '18 6:37:56 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SelfDeprecation: As discussed under AdamWesting, he is perfectly willing to lampoon his reputation as a hyper-intense Germanic semi-lunatic with a tendency to say very dramatic things about the human condition.
2nd Jan '18 7:43:58 AM HazelMcCallister
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* ''Film/IncidentAtLochNess'' (2004)



* AdamWesting[=/=]TheCameo: Herzog has a number of acting credits and is often playing either a parody of 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]]

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* AdamWesting[=/=]TheCameo: Herzog has a number of acting credits and is often playing either a parody of himself, such as in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Incident at Loch Ness'', ''Film/IncidentAtLochNess'', or using his very unique voice to play a very serious character [[MetaCasting saying totally]] [[PlayingAgainstType ridiculous things.]] [[invoked]]
20th Dec '17 11:33:34 AM AHI-3000
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-->"In Bravaria, we have a saying. [...] It means ''This is the most depressing fucking kid I've ever met in my life.''"

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-->"In Bravaria, Bavaria, we have a saying. [...] It means ''This is the most depressing fucking kid I've ever met in my life.''"
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