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Walker Percy and Peter Handke

One of the many pleasures of publishing with Farrar, Straus, Percy had learned over the years, was receiving copies of their newly published books. Percy usually found a few titles on each season’s list that strongly grabbed his attention, but one book on the fall 1974 list, a collection of two novellas and a memoir…

Werner Herzog Quotes

Here’s a compilation of some of my favourite WH quotes. He’s THE man so long as he doesn’t have silly Hollywood money at his disposal which somehow strips his work of any authenticity that makes him the genius that he is — cases in point The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Rescue Dawn.…

From One Second to the Next

Werner Herzog’s PSA documentary on texting and driving. What concerns me as well is the flip side to the coin: my daughter blithely walking in front of a vehicle while texting and with earphones in, her presence of mind severely compromised. I’ve seen her and others do it. On why he stressed emotion over graphic…

Les Blank 1935-2013

The passing of a great documentary film maker known to me through his association with Herzog. Blank was a Tulane grad and made a few films with NOLA interest notably on cooking and second lines. Burden of DreamsDocumentary filmLes Blanknew orleansWerner Herzog

Werner Herzog Interview

Not exactly an in depth interview but still . . . if you want to know more details about Herzog’s work just play the commentary track on his films as released by Anchor Bay. Always such a pleasure to listen to this man. And yes he can make infinitely better films on a shoe-string budget –…

Herzog Interview

Here is an NPR interview with Werner talking about his latest documentary “The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams“. Interesting thoughts on filming in 3-D: The brain is lazy and tries to avoid 3-D . . . Cave of Forgotten DreamsChauvet CaveWerner Herzog