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Continually blurring the line between fiction and reality, Werner Herzog has made a career of crossing boundaries and reinventing himself. Since his early emergence as a leader in the New German cinema, Herzog is now widely recognized as one of the most acclaimed and innovative filmmakers of the modern era—as well as one of its most controversial and enigmatic figures.

A Companion to Werner Herzog presents more than two dozen original scholarly essays that probe deeply into various aspects of Herzog’s career and eclectic body of cinematic work. Contributions from internationally recognized film scholars and Herzog experts offer fresh perspectives on such topics as Herzog’s engagement with music and the arts, his self-stylization as a global filmmaker, the director’s Bavarian origins, and even his visionary collaboration—and love-hate relationship—with the late actor Klaus Kinski. Filled with illuminating insights, A Companion to Werner Herzog offers a long-overdue exploration of the life and artistic contributions of one of the true giants of international cinema.

Synopsis:

A Companion to Werner Herzog showcases over two dozen original scholarly essays examining nearly five decades of filmmaking by one of the most acclaimed and innovative figures in world cinema.
  • First collection in twenty years dedicated to examining Herzog’s expansive career
  • Features essays by international scholars and Herzog specialists
  • Addresses a broad spectrum of the director’s films, from his earliest works such as Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such recent films as The Bad Lieutenant and Encounters at the End of the World
  • Offers creative, innovative approaches guided by film history, art history, and philosophy
  • Includes a comprehensive filmography that also features a list of the director’s acting appearances and opera productions
  • Explores the director’s engagement with music and the arts, his self-stylization as a global filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, and even his love-hate relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski

About the Author

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and an active member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He has authored two monographs: Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007) and The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007). His articles have appeared in New German Critique, Studies in Documentary Film, Art History, and in the Modern Language Review. Most recently he has co-edited the collections The Collapse of the Conventional: German Film and its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (2010) and Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xiv

Werner Herzog’s Companions: The Consolation of Images 1

Brad Prager

Part I Critical Approaches and Contexts 33

1 Herzog and Auteurism: Performing Authenticity 35

Brigitte Peucker

2 Physicality, Difference, and the Challenge of Representation: Werner Herzog in the Light of the New Waves 58

Lúcia Nagib

3 The Pedestrian Ecstasies of Werner Herzog: On Experience, Intelligence, and the Essayistic 80

Timothy Corrigan

Part II Herzog and the Inter-arts 99

4 Werner Herzog’s View of Delft: Or, Nosferatu and the Still Life 101

Kenneth S. Calhoon

5 Moving Stills: Herzog and Photography 127

Stefanie Harris

6 Archetypes of Emotion: Werner Herzog and Opera 149

Lutz Koepnick

7 Coming to Our Senses: The Viewer and Herzog’s Sonic Worlds 168

Roger Hillman

8 Death for Five Voices : Gesualdo’s “Poetic Truth” 187

Holly Rogers

9 Demythologization and Convergence: Herzog’s Late Genre Pictures and the Rogue Cop Film in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans 208

Jaimey Fisher

Part III Herzog’s German Encounters 231

10 “I don’t like the Germans”: Even Herzog Started in Bavaria 233

Chris Wahl

11 Herzog’s Heart of Glass and the Sublime of Raw Materials 256

Noah Heringman

12 The Ironic Ecstasy of Werner Herzog: Embodied Vision in The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner 281

Roger F. Cook

13 Tantrum Love: The Fiendship of Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog 301

Lance Duerfahrd

Part IV Herzog’s Far-Flung Cinema Africa, Australia, the Americas, and Beyond 327

14 Werner Herzog’s African Sublime 329

Erica Carter

15 Didgeridoo, or the Search for the Origin of the Self: Werner Herzog’s Where the Green Ants Dream and Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines 356

Manuel Köppen

16 A March into Nothingness: The Changing Course of Herzog’s Indian Images 371

Will Lehman

17 The Case of Herzog: Re-Opened 393

Eric Ames

18 The Veil Between: Werner Herzog’s American TV Documentaries 416

John E. Davidson

19 Herzog’s Chickenshit 445

Rembert Hüser

20 Encountering Werner Herzog at the End of the World 466

Reinhild Steingröver

Part V Toward the Limits of Experience Philosophical Approaches 485

21 Perceiving the Other in the Land of Silence and Darkness 487

Randall Halle

22 Werner Herzog’s Romantic Spaces 510

Laurie Johnson

23 The Melancholy Observer: Landscape, Neo-Romanticism, and the Politics of Documentary Filmmaking 528

Matthew Gandy

24 Portrait of the Chimpanzee as a Metaphysician: Parody and Dehumanization in Echoes from a Somber Empire 547

Guido Vitiello

25 Herzog and Human Destiny: The Philosophical Purposiveness of the Filmmaker 566

Alan Singer

Filmography 587

Compiled by Chris Wahl

Index 611

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405194402
Author:
Prager, Brad (edt)
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Prager, Brad
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
New German cinema, European film,
Subject:
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Subject:
The Bad Lieutenant,
Subject:
Signs of Life,
Subject:
Fata Morgana
Subject:
Klaus Kinski
Subject:
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Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
New Germa
Subject:
n cinema, European film,
Subject:
New German cinema, Europ
Subject:
ean film,
Subject:
New German cinema
Subject:
, European film,
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL eMRW (including BRO)
Series:
WBCF - Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20120529
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
644
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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  • First collection in twenty years dedicated to examining Herzog’s expansive career
  • Features essays by international scholars and Herzog specialists
  • Addresses a broad spectrum of the director’s films, from his earliest works such as Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such recent films as The Bad Lieutenant and Encounters at the End of the World
  • Offers creative, innovative approaches guided by film history, art history, and philosophy
  • Includes a comprehensive filmography that also features a list of the director’s acting appearances and opera productions
  • Explores the director’s engagement with music and the arts, his self-stylization as a global filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, and even his love-hate relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski
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