Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors: A Companion to Werner Herzog

Editor/Author Prager, Brad
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $55.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-9440-2
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 84
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to Werner Herzog showcases over two dozen original scholarly essays examining nearly five decades of filmmaking by one of the most acclaimed and innovative figures in world cinema. - First collection in twenty years dedicated to examining Herzog’s expansive career - Features essays by international scholars and Herzog specialists - Addresses a broad spectrum of the director’s films, from his earliest works such as Signs of Life and Fata Morgana to such recent films as The Bad Lieutenant and Encounters at the End of the World - Offers creative, innovative approaches guided by film history, art history, and philosophy - Includes a comprehensive filmography that also features a list of the director’s acting appearances and opera productions - Explores the director’s engagement with music and the arts, his self-stylization as a global filmmaker, his Bavarian origins, and even his love-hate relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Werner Herzog’s Companions: The Consolation of Images Brad Prager
  • Part I Critical Approaches and Contexts
  • 1 Herzog and Auteurism: Performing Authenticity Brigitte Peucker
  • 2 Physicality, Difference, and the Challenge of Representation: Werner Herzog in the Light of the New Waves Lúcia Nagib
  • 3 The Pedestrian Ecstasies of Werner Herzog: On Experience, Intelligence, and the Essayistic Timothy Corrigan
  • Part II Herzog and the Inter-arts
  • 4 Werner Herzog’s View of Delft: Or, Nosferatu and the Still Life Kenneth S. Calhoon
  • 5 Moving Stills: Herzog and Photography Stefanie Harris
  • 6 Archetypes of Emotion: Werner Herzog and Opera Lutz Koepnick
  • 7 Coming to Our Senses: The Viewer and Herzog’s Sonic Worlds Roger Hillman
  • 8 Death for Five Voices: Gesualdo’s “Poetic Truth” Holly Rogers
  • 9 Demythologization and Convergence: Herzog’s Late Genre Pictures and the Rogue Cop Film in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans Jaimey Fisher
  • Part III Herzog’s German Encounters
  • 10 “I don’t like the Germans”: Even Herzog Started in Bavaria Chris Wahl
  • 11 Herzog’s Heart of Glass and the Sublime of Raw Materials Noah Heringman
  • 12 The Ironic Ecstasy of Werner Herzog: Embodied Vision in The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner Roger F. Cook
  • 13 Tantrum Love: The Fiendship of Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog Lance Duerfahrd
  • Part IV Herzog’s Far-Flung Cinema: Africa, Australia, the Americas, and Beyond
  • 14 Werner Herzog’s African Sublime Erica Carter
  • 15 Didgeridoo, or the Search for the Origin of the Self: Werner Herzog’s Where the Green Ants Dream and Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines Manuel Köppen
  • 16 A March into Nothingness: The Changing Course of Herzog’s Indian Images Will Lehman
  • 17 The Case of Herzog: Re-Opened Eric Ames
  • 18 The Veil Between: Werner Herzog’s American TV Documentaries John E. Davidson
  • 19 Herzog’s Chickenshit Rembert Hüser
  • 20 Encountering Werner Herzog at the End of the World Reinhild Steingröver
  • Part V Toward the Limits of Experience: Philosophical Approaches
  • 21 Perceiving the Other in the Land of Silence and Darkness Randall Halle
  • 22 Werner Herzog’s Romantic Spaces Laurie Johnson
  • 23 The Melancholy Observer: Landscape, Neo-Romanticism, and the Politics of Documentary Filmmaking Matthew Gandy
  • 24 Portrait of the Chimpanzee as a Metaphysician: Parody and Dehumanization in Echoes from a Somber Empire Guido Vitiello
  • 25 Herzog and Human Destiny: The Philosophical Purposiveness of the Filmmaker Alan Singer
  • Filmography Compiled by Chris Wahl