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On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying: Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman


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  • Actors: Werner Herzog
  • Directors: Slought Publications
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Microcinema International
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 63 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AXTZJ8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,685 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Features a public conversation with filmmaker Werner Herzog and Karen Beckman about aliens as a fixture of our imagination, the fundamental achievement of the human race, and the ecstasy of ski-flying.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr Lawrence Hauser on August 27, 2009
Although perhaps not the ultimate Werner Herzog interview, this hour-long presentation of his thoughts and opinions on a wide range of both esoteric and quite personal topics held my interest from start to finish. One serious problem, however, was that the interview was conducted with the participants standing in front of the audience. This seemed an uncomfortable arrangement, particularly for Herzog, who looked like he would have been so much happier seated in a well-constructed chair. But I thought Karen Beckman asked a series of provocative questions to which Herzog gave his full attention and strove to answer in an always unique and surprising manner. He can be quite funny, I discovered, as when commenting on the possibility of aliens visiting our planet or when describing attempts to calm his wife's fear of flying during severe turbulence at high altitude. I also learned a few startling things as the interview progressed. Herzog, it turns out, does not dream. And he is a great admirer of Fred Astaire. For the reason why, don't miss this intriguing interview which has now been released on DVD for those Herzog devotees, like myself, who seem never to be able to get enough of the man.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sadie L. Shaw on June 16, 2008
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Anything connected with Werner Herzog is worthwhile, and I enjoyed his comments in this hour-long interview.

But I was frustrated with the interviewer, who kept asking multi-part questions while waving one hand spastically, and did not stop her babbling until Herzog cut her off.

He kept saying that her questions were impossible to follow, but all she did was giggle and grin.

Only an hour into it does the camera shift angles so we finally get to watch Herzog, and not her.
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