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Herzog on Herzog Paperback – July 9, 2003
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About the Author
Paul Cronin is a writer and filmmaker. He edited Roman Polanski: Interviews and writes for numerous publications, including Sight and Sound.
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I actually read this book for the first time (I've been through it 5 or 6 times now) right after my father abandoned my family to live with his new wife in cancun. I guess I was going through a rough time, maybe I needed a more stable father figure or something. Well, my therapist, the great Dr. Tucker, advised that I try Herzog to fill that void, and the mans films completely changed my life. This book is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for fans of Herzog himself or the film medium in general. True story: I work with autistic children on the middle school level, and this one boy Justin started looking through this book when I set it down from reading it on a break. He found the book so engaging that I let him take it home to finish (loaning things out to these kids is always a bad idea, but I figured I'd give it a shot)...long story short, little Justin came back to class the next day, and overnight his speech improved so dramatically that my aide called it a miracle. Anyway, if you're thinking about buying this book you will not be sorry of you do, because if you don't read this as soon as possible you are going to be really sorry. I hope this helped, and HAPPY READING!!!!
I'm beginning to learn that most of what we consider to be true in this life is comprised mostly of myths and heapful conjecture, and that people prefer to accept third-hand information from others in respect of a particular person, instead of merely talking to them themselves. Take the storied rivalry between famed brat-actor Klaus Kinski and Mr. Herzog. So much has been written and said about these two. So much excavating around in the rubbish pit has been done in respect of these two famous/infamous personalities, that's it's truly hard to know just *what* to believe anymore. Inside these pages, Herzog sets the record straight.
That's one of the reasons why I grooved along with this book so much.
Then there were the didactic filmmaking elements. The nitty-gritties. The real deal. There were the aspects of the process of making a film, and those oh-so-distillable quotables...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
if you want to learn about herzog's inner mind buy this book, shipped quicklyPublished 10 months ago by Pen Name
For those who have seen and appreciated Werner Herzog's films, this book is a must read.Published 18 months ago by B. Ying
Who doesn't love Herzog? This is from his early years but still a good gift for my film teacher hubby.Published on February 2, 2014 by Deva Ludwig
Really important filmmaker. His life-story is really unique and through the book you can see how his films developed, what inspired him, what triggered him and how he looked at... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Thomas
Cronin's work on the filmmaker is still the best resource available on the mind of Herzog. Nice read, consider it!Published on November 23, 2012 by imagemakker
Werner resisted this book for a long time. The images in his films should do the talking, he says. I agree, but hoo boy is it great to have some of Werner on the printed page, if... Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by A fellow with a keyboard
Most average people couldn't or wouldn't read this book but he is not only a genius in film but in the written word. The person I would most like to meet in this world!Published on August 7, 2012 by kent strock
Whether you like the director or not, this book is an excellent read. Full of bizarre anecdotes as well as thought provoking statements about topics from film-making to walking,... Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by neko.no.te
Awesome book. Very insightful, with regard to both filmmaking and life, and Herzog is simply hilarious. I don't often reread books, but this one is staying on my shelf. Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by Brian A. Jewell