Herzog, Werner 1942-
Most widely held works about Werner Herzog
Most widely held works by Werner Herzog
Grizzly man ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Werner Herzog investigates the death of preservationist and former television actor Timothy Treadwell, who was killed in the Alaskan wilderness, along with his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, by the bears he lived among and dedicated his life to protecting.
Fitzcarraldo ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
Rescue dawn ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.
Encounters at the end of the world ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent.
Bad lieutenant port of call New Orleans ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Lt. Terence McDonagh is a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves and together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience.
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 859 libraries worldwide
A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip.
Woyzeck ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 620 libraries worldwide
"Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he cannot control. Abused and tortured, both physically and psychologically by commanding officers, doctors and his unfaithful wife, Marie, Woyzeck struggles to hold on to his humanity and his fragile sanity. In the film's shattering climax, he is finally driven over the brink into madness and murder."--Container.
Stroszek ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
After being released from prison, Berlin street musician Bruno Stroszek finds himself lost in a world where he simply doesn't belong. So along with his prostitute girlfriend and an eccentric neighbor, Stroszek moves to America, where he's told, everyone is rich. It doesn't take long, however, after moving into a mobile home and taking a job as a mechanic, for Stroszek to realize that the streets of Railroad, Wisconsin aren't paved with gold.
Conquest of the useless : reflections from the making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
One of the most revered filmmakers of our time, Werner Herzog wrote this diary during the making of Fitzcarraldo, the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be rubber baron who pulls a steamship over a hill in the Amazon jungle in order to access a rich rubber territory. Later, Herzog spoke of his difficulties when making the film, including casting problems, reshoots, language barriers, epic clashes with the star, and the logistics of moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Hailed by critics around the globe, the film went on to win Herzog the 1982 Outstanding Director Prize at Cannes. Herzog's diary is a glimpse into the mind of a genius during the making of one of his greatest achievements."--Jkt.
Burden of dreams ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and German and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
Of walking in ice : Munich-Paris, 11/23 to 12/14, 1974 by Werner Herzog ( Book )
50 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 422 libraries worldwide
The enigma of Kaspar Hauser ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Based on a real historical event, this is the story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who appeared in a small German town in 1820 after having lived in total isolation from humans since birth. He is taught to speak, read, and write by townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered.
Fitzcarraldo : the original story by Werner Herzog ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 417 libraries worldwide
De belevenissen van een 19e eeuwse avonturier in het oerwoud van het Amazonegebied.
Cobra Verde ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages war with a local tribal king.
The white diamond ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Graham Dorrington is an enthusiastic English aeronautical engineer on a mission to revive the airship, that ill-fated aeronautic conveyance otherwise known as the dirigible or zeppelin, to fly over the Amazon canopy. His eagerness is diminished by the memory an incident 10 years earlier, in which photographer Dieter Plage was killed. This film records an expedition to Guyana, where Dorrington and his small crew of researchers, technicians, and porters struggle with the elements, the laws of physics, and one another as they try to get a new vessel off the ground. Mr. Herzog, who has made a specialty of finding obsessives and eccentrics who push themselves to extremes, asks questions, films, and narrates the result.
Little Dieter needs to fly ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews, archival footage and re-enactments seamlessly woven together.
Herzog on Herzog by Werner Herzog ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Screenplays by Werner Herzog ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and German and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Invincible ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, an extraordinary tale of a simple Jewish man who rises from a life of obscurity to defend his heritage. With Hitler on the brink of power and the world on the road to war. A journey from a humble village in Poland to the giddy excesses of 1930s Berlin and the risks he took to fight for his people.
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen Even dwarfs started small ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in German and held by 286 libraries worldwide
"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container.
Action and adventure films Actors Alaska Antarctica Antarctica--McMurdo Station Bear attacks Bear watching Biography Crime films Criminal behavior Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dengler, Dieter Diaries Documentary films Documentary films Drama Drug addicts El Dorado Escaped prisoners of war Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films--for English speakers Films for the hearing impaired Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture) German language Germany Grizzly bear Herzog, Werner,--1942- Human-animal relationships Human beings--Effect of climate on Human beings--Effect of environment on Insanity (Law) Interviews Laos Manners and customs Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures--Production and direction Nonfiction films Police misconduct Research Research teams Social isolation--Psychological aspects Travel Treadwell, Timothy,--1957-2003 United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films
Chercog, Verner 1942-
Chertsogk, Berner 1942-
Hersōg, Verṇar, 1942-
Stipetič, Werner, 1942-
Stipetic, Werner H., 1942-
Stipetić, Werner 1942-
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