A Companion to Werner Herzog

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Brad Prager
John Wiley & Sons, May 21, 2012 - Performing Arts - 629 pages
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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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Contents

Critical Approaches and Contexts
33
On Experience
80
1Title NamePrager Comp byPLavanya Date22Feb2012 Time 121653 PM Stage Proof Page Number Part II Herzog and the Interarts
99
Werner Herzog and Opera
149
The Viewer and Herzogs Sonic Worlds
168
Herzogs Late Genre
208
Herzogs German Encounters
231
Herzogs Heart of Glass and the Sublime of Raw Materials
256
The Fiendship of Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog
301
Herzogs FarFlung Cinema
327
Werner
356
The Changing Course
371
ReOpened
393
Werner Herzogs American TV Documentaries
416
Herzogs Chickenshit
445
Encountering Werner Herzog at the End of the World
466

Embodied Vision
281

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About the author (2012)

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and an active member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He has authored two monographs: Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007) and The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007). His articles have appeared in New German Critique, Studies in Documentary Film, Art History, and in the Modern Language Review. Most recently he has co-edited the collections The Collapse of the Conventional: German Film and its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (2010) and Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008).

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