Scenarios: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo

Scenarios Aguirre the Wrath of God Every Man for Himself and God Against All Land of Silence and Darkness Fitzcarraldo I do not follow ideas I stumble into stories or into people and I know that this is so big I have to make a film Very often films come like uninvited guests like burglars in the middle of the nigh

  • Title: Scenarios: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo
  • Author: Werner Herzog Martje Herzog Alan Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9781517903909
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • I do not follow ideas, I stumble into stories or into people and I know that this is so big, I have to make a film Very often, films come like uninvited guests, like burglars in the middle of the night They are in your kitchen something is stirring, you wake up at 3 a.m and all of a sudden they come wildly swinging at you.When I write a screenplay, I write it as if II do not follow ideas, I stumble into stories or into people and I know that this is so big, I have to make a film Very often, films come like uninvited guests, like burglars in the middle of the night They are in your kitchen something is stirring, you wake up at 3 a.m and all of a sudden they come wildly swinging at you.When I write a screenplay, I write it as if I have the whole film in front of my eyes Then it is very easy for me, and I can write very, very fast It is almost like copying But of course sometimes I push myself I read myself into a frenzy of poetry, reading Chinese poets of the eighth and ninth century, reading old Icelandic poetry, reading some of the finest German poets like H lderlin All of this has absolutely nothing to do with the idea of my film, but I work myself up into this kind of frenzy of high caliber language and concepts and beauty.And then sometimes I push myself by playing music, for example, a piano concerto by Beethoven, and I play it and write furiously But none of this is an answer to the question of how you focus on a single idea for a film And then, during shooting, you have to depart from it sometimes, while keeping it alive in its essence Werner Herzog, on filmmakingWerner Herzog doesn t write traditional screenplays He writes fever dreams brimming with madness, greed, humor, and dark isolation that can shift dramatically during production and have materialized into extraordinary masterpieces unlike anything in film today Harnessing his vision and transcendent reality, these four pieces of long form prose earmark a renowned filmmaker at the dawn of his career.

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    1. Werner Herzog Martje Herzog Alan Greenberg

      Werner Herzog born Werner Stipeti is a German film director, screenwriter, actor, and opera director.He is often associated with the German New Wave movement also called New German Cinema , along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schl ndorff, Wim Wenders and others His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams or people with unique talents in obscure fields.

    869 thoughts on “Scenarios: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo”

    1. Werner Herzog screenplays have the same relation to orthodox screenplays as Werner Herzog movies have to orthodox movie-making, which is to say, it's about as far as you can get and still be in the same genre.Herzog is an acquired taste. It's a rare bright moment in these gloomy times that more and more people seem to be acquiring the taste. His voice has become so familiar that he can lend it (for a handsome sum, I hope) to a good-natured parody in a big budget Hollywood movie, and can be playe [...]


    2. Scenarios by Werner Herzog is a free NetGalley ebook (published by my alma mater's University of Minnesota Press) that I read in late September.Having seen two (Aguirre Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo) out of the four (Every Man for Himself and God Against All, Land of Silence and Darkness) films depicted here in screenplay/cineplay form in addition to Burden of Dreams and My Best Fiend, I was extremely excited to a) see how the thematic intent of a screenplay matches with the film's visual and b) [...]


    3. This is like nothing I've ever read before, just as Werner Herzog films are like nothing I've ever seen elsewhere. I like that there's a still photo included from each of the four filmed scenarios. Herzog's descriptions are so vivid they are manic, and I just have to say these stories are all weird. I don't know what Herzog's motivation is besides his obvious love of words, music and describing misery and violence, but I'd love to know where his head is at when he has a male character ask what w [...]


    4. Werner Herzog's Scenarios is an intense collection of narratives with Aguirre being particularly disturbing. Mr. Herzog never fails to deliver something that is heart-wrenching, disturbing, informative and thought-provoking. I enjoyed each scenario especially the Land of Silence and Darkness and the female subject Fini. Sometimes I thought Werner was pushing the envelope a bit and heading straight into madness with the lengthy prose, but in the end reading through to each scenario's end was very [...]


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