- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber (4 Nov. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571207081
- ISBN-13: 978-0571207084
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Herzog on Herzog Paperback – 4 Nov 2002
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'...intelligent and incisive...' -- The Independent on Sunday newspaper
...exemplary of how this series interview-based books should work...
...as inspirational as Herzog's early movies... -- Sight and Sound magazine, November 2002
BOOK OF THE WEEK '... hilarious and engrossing...' -- The Guardian newspaper
About the Author
Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making.
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In this book, Herzog and interviewer Paul Cronin attempt to dispel some of these myths, whilst simultaneously creating some new ones of their own (with Herzog being the living proof that truth really is stranger than fiction), with the pair casting a critical eye over the filmmaker's career, from his first film Signs of Life in the late 1960's, to his more recent endeavour, 2001's Invincible, as well as discussing his childhood in the secluded Bavaria countryside, his years as a globetrotting youth, his volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski and his thoughts and ruminations on life, work, travel and cinema. As a subject, Herzog is fascinating...Read more ›
I bought this book a while back, before an exam for a Film Study class and Herzog was one of the film makers I had to know about, since we had watched and discussed several of his films. I passed the exam with no difficulty, and it was mostly due to the fact that this book made me feel closer to Herzog's take on what movie making is all about, his beliefs, his modus operandi, his hardships and what made him become the out of the ordinary, rule breaking, mostly self-taught genius that we all love. The questions are not some bland lines you find in most interviews, but insightful and cleverly thought lines, making for a wonderful flow of question and answer.
While reading, you feel like you are witnessing the dialogue between the two, and you can almost hear Herzog when reading his answers. The division into chapters also makes it easier to find which topics are discussed in which part of the book. All in all a wonderful read, inspirational and definitely a step closer to understanding Werner Herzog!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book but really low quality recycled paper used. Very dark and tiring on the eyes.Published 10 months ago by anastasis efentakis
A great read for anyone interested in filmmaking or the filmmaking process. Also a good read for people who want to be inspired by others.Published on 30 Sept. 2013 by michael
Currently studying Herzog in University and needed various reliable sources. This book is fantastic and sets a lot of false rumours to bed. Easy reading.Published on 20 Nov. 2011 by OWilde
This is a really good read - lots of juicy stories about Herzog and Kinski. I've been trying to find a book about Herzog for ages, and Herzog on Herzog is a very welcome addition... Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2002
I've been waiting for this book for years. Why has it taken so long for someone to sit down and get inside the head of this brilliant filmmaker? Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2002
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