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Autobiographical Acts

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores a series of documentaries, each from a different decade of Herzog’s career, namely, I Am My Films (1978), Portrait Werner Herzog (1986), My Best Fiend (1999), and Grizzly Man ... More


Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Eric Ames

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the course of his career Werner Herzog, known for such visionary masterpieces as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), has directed almost sixty films, roughly ... More


Moving Landscapes

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Landscape is central to Herzog’s notion of documentary because he explicitly stylizes it. In interviews, he even characterizes himself as ‘a director of landscape.’ This chapter explores the ... More


Cultural Politics

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the political aspect of Herzog’s documentaries since his fall from grace in the early 1980s, especially around the making of Fitzcarraldo (1982). Charges of environmental and ... More


Baroque Visions

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates Herzog’s documentaries vis-à-vis the transatlantic revival of the baroque in twentieth-century culture. It argues that the baroque, which is characterized in aesthetic terms by ... More


Sensational Bodies

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how Herzog’s documentaries involve sensational bodies, including the bodies of spectators. The analysis focuses on Land of Silence and Darkness (1971), Herzog’s personal ... More


Werner Herzog, Documentary Outsider

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, namely to explore Werner Herzog’s ambivalent and innovative relationship with documentary cinema. The book proceeds from the ... More


Reenactments

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates Herzog’s use of reenactment as a documentary technique. It argues that Herzog co-opts reenactment in the context of his own work, where it serves as both a cinematic ... More


Ecstatic Journeys

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the interrelationship of spirituality and documentary in Herzog’s body of work. It begins with a brief look at Huie’s Sermon (1980), an observational documentary focusing on the ... More


Actor, Avatar

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The director’s relationship to his actors, and how that collaboration works within the framework of self-projection. Attention is paid to personal relationships between actors and directors ... More


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