Ferocious Reality: Documentary According to Werner Herzog (Visible Evidence, Volume 27)

Ferocious Reality: Documentary According to Werner Herzog (Visible Evidence, Volume 27)

Eric Ames


Over the process his occupation Werner Herzog, identified for such visionary masterpieces as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), has directed virtually sixty motion pictures, approximately 1/2 that are documentaries. And but, in a press release added in the course of a public visual appeal in 1999, the filmmaker declared: “There are deeper strata of fact in cinema, and there's the sort of factor as poetic, ecstatic fact. it truly is mysterious and elusive, and will be reached in basic terms via fabrication and mind's eye and stylization.” Ferocious truth is the 1st ebook to invite how this conviction, so adversarial to the conventional tenets of documentary, can tell the paintings of 1 of the world’s so much provocative documentarians.
Herzog, whose Cave of Forgotten goals used to be might be the main celebrated documentary of 2010, could be the so much influential filmmaker lacking from significant reports and histories of documentary. interpreting such extraordinary motion pictures as classes of Darkness (1992) and Grizzly guy (2005), Eric Ames exhibits how Herzog dismisses documentary as a style of filmmaking with a view to creatively interfere and perform it. In shut, contextualized research of greater than twenty-five motion pictures spanning Herzog’s occupation, Ames makes a case for exploring documentary movies by way of functionality and explains what it potential to take action. hence his ebook expands the sector of cinema stories at the same time it bargains a useful new standpoint on a bit studied yet essential a part of Werner Herzog’s awesome oeuvre.

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