Posts Tagged ‘Les Blank’

Werner Herzog – There is no harmony in the universe

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

“Taking a close look at what is around us, there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. And we in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle, we in comparison to that enormous articulation, we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half-finished sentences out of a stupid suburban novel, a cheap novel.

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Werner Herzog, 30 years ago

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Werner Herzog, 1980, speaking about TV and advertising and how films function while eating his shoe in public to help Errol Morris get his first major film released. See also The Occasional Diary Entries of German Director Werner Herzog. I wish I could speak as well in a second language as Herzog does, and I like his sense of the impoverishment of our shared language of images, an observation that seems completely undated in 2010.

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Wish Werner Herzog would come by the studio

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Wish Werner Herzog would come by the studio and narrate our work in that soft, brutal, matter-of-fact German tone. Instead I just re-read the imaginary Herzog diary, below, to wallow in Herzog postmortemese.

This morning Sarah said “Dear Diary: I am making a bag out of a trench coat.

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