Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paul Cronin - Herzog on Herzog (2002,PDF)

Skroz al' skroz genijalna knjiga posvećena Herzogu, i vaistinu neizmerno hvala čoveku koji mi je ovo poslao i učinio me srećnim bar na trenutak. Naime, radi se o razgovorima sa Herzogom koje je obavio pisac i filmadžija Paul Cronin, a koje su kontam snimali diktafonom, te je sve pretvoreno u 350 strana intervjua sa ovom legendom a po meni i jednim od najvećih svetskih reditelja. Priča je podeljena u 9 poglavlja od kojih svako predstavlja po jedan period karijere ovog majstora, i predstavljeni su bukvalno svi Herzogovi filmovi, od početne priče o detinjstvu i odrastanju, preko njegovog prvenca, nemog filma Herakles iz '62 godine, zatim gomile genijalnih dokumentaraca, pa sve do igranog filma Invincible iz 2001. Dakle, niti jedan, ali bukvalno niti jedan naslov od tih 44 filma koje je snimio u periodu od '62 do '01 nije zapostavljen, i o svakom Herzog priča baš naširoko na radost sviju nas. Znači, ovo možda jeste ultra produženi intervju, ali nikako klasičan intervju na kakve smo navikli, jer kad je Herzog u igri treba biti spreman na sve vrste iznenađenja i odstupanja od svih mogućih standarda. Najnajtopilije preporučujem.

"An invaluable set of career-length interviews with the German genius hailed by François Truffaut as “the most important film director alive. Most of what we’ve heard about Werner Herzog is untrue. The sheer number of false rumors and downright lies disseminated about the man and his films is truly astonishing. Yet Herzog’s body of work is one of the most important in postwar European cinema.

His international breakthrough came in 1973 with Aguirre, The Wrath of God, in which Klaus Kinski played a crazed Conquistador. For The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Herzog cast in the lead a man who had spent most of his life institutionalized, and two years later he hypnotized his entire cast to make Heart of Glass. He rushed to an explosive volcanic Caribbean island to film La Soufrière, paid homage to F. W. Murnau in a terrifying remake of Nosferatu, and in 1982 dragged a boat over a mountain in the Amazon jungle for Fitzcarraldo. More recently, Herzog has made extraordinary “documentary” films such as Little Dieter Needs to Fly. His place in cinema history is assured, and Paul Cronin’s volume of dialogues provides a forum for Herzog’s fascinating views on the things, ideas, and people that have preoccupied him for so many years."

1 comments:

borisav_90 said...

Brate hvala ti na ovome!!! :)

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