Frases de Werner Herzog
Data de nascimento: 5. Setembro 1942
Werner Herzog, nome artístico de Werner H. Stipetic , é um premiado cineasta alemão.
Herzog é sempre associado ao movimento do Novo Cinema Alemão, juntamente com Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Wim Wenders, entre outros. Não se considerava um membro desse movimento, mas, sem dúvida, era um importante simpatizante.
Os seus filmes contêm sempre heróis com sonhos impossíveis ou pessoas com talentos únicos em áreas obscuras.
Dirigiu, entre muitos outros filmes Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht , uma nova visão sobre o clássico de Murnau, de 1922 e Fitzcarraldo .
O seu ator fetiche era Klaus Kinski, apesar das relações tumultuosas entre os dois. Herzog também trabalhou com atores e personalidades brasileiras como José Lewgoy, Grande Otelo, Milton Nascimento, e Tarcísio Filho, dentre outros.
Citações Werner Herzog
„Your film is like your children. You might want a child with certain qualities, but you are never going to get the exact specification right. The film has a privilege to live its own life and develop its own character. To suppress this is dangerous.“
Contexto: Your film is like your children. You might want a child with certain qualities, but you are never going to get the exact specification right. The film has a privilege to live its own life and develop its own character. To suppress this is dangerous. It is an approach that works the other way too: sometimes the footage has amazing qualities that you did not expect.
„In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel.“
Burden of Dreams (1982)
Contexto: Taking a close look at what is around us, there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. And we in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle, we in comparison to that enormous articulation, we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half-finished sentences out of a stupid suburban novel, a cheap novel. And we have to become humble in front of this overwhelming misery and overwhelming fornication, overwhelming growth, and overwhelming lack of order. Even the stars up here in the sky look like a mess. There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no harmony as we have conceived it. But when I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It is not that I hate it, I love it, I love it very much, but I love it against my better judgment.
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„But the question that everyone wanted answered was whether I would have the nerve and the strength to start the whole process from scratch. I said yes; otherwise I would be someone who had no dream left, and without dreams I would not want to live.“
Fonte: Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
"Don Lope de Aguirre" in Aguirre: The Wrath of God [Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes] (1972)