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Herzog on Herzog Paul Cronin was a researcher and translator on Faber and Faber's Cassavetes on Cassavetes and is the editor of two forthcoming volumes in the University of Mississippi's 'Conversations with Filmmakers' series (Errol Morris and Roman Polanski). Currently he is writing a book about cameraman Haskell Wexler for the American Society of Cinematographers, and is editing a collectionof writings and lectures by director Alexander Mackendrick for Faber and Faber. His film 'Look Out Haskell, It's Real!' The Making o f Medium Cool has been screened on television and at festivals worldwide, and he is co-founder of the production company Sticking Place Films (www.thestickingplace.com).

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First published in 2002 by Faber and Faber Limited 3 Queen Square London wciN 3AU Published in the United States by Faber and Faber Inc. an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux LLC, New York Photoset by Faber and Faber Ltd Printed in England by Clays Ltd, St Ives pic All rights reserved ©Werner Herzog, 2002 Commentary and Introduction © Paul Cronin, 2002 The right of Werner Herzog and Paul Cronin to be identified as authors of this work has been asserted in accordance with Section 77 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way o f trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out or otherwise circulated withoutthe publisher's prior consent in any form o f binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN O-57I-20708-I

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Contents

Introduction 1 The Shower Curtain {Herakles, Game in the Sand, TheUnprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz)
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Blasphemy and Mirages {Signs of Life, Last Words, Precautions Against Fanatics, The Flying Doctors of East Africa, Even Dwarfs Started Small, Fata Morgana)

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3 Adequate Imagery {Handicapped Future, Land of Silence and Darkness, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner, No One Will Play with Me) 4Athletics and Aesthetics {The Enigma of'Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass) 5 Legitimacy {How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck, Stroszek, La Soufrière, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Woyzeck) 6 Defying Gravity {God's Angry Man, Huie's Sermon, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad of the Little Soldier, The Dark Glow of the Mountains

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7 The Work of Illusionists (Where the Green Ants Dream, CobraVerde, Wodaabe, Echoes from a Sombre Empire, The Eccentric Private Theatre o f the Maharaja o f Udaipur, Scream o f Stone, Film Lesson) 8 Fact and Truth (Lessons o f Darkness, Bells from the Deep, The Transformation o f the World into Music, Death for Five Voices, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Wings o f Hope) 9 The Song of Life ( M y Best Fiend, The Lord and the Laden, Pilgrimage, Invincible) The...
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