LIVE Conversation Portrait: Was the 20th Century a Mistake?
Werner Herzog in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
~ ideas drawn in real-time by Flash Rosenberg, artist in residence for LIVE from the NYPL
The New York Public Library, nypl.org/events/live-nypl
PAUL HOLDENGRÄBER is the Director of Public Programs, now known as LIVE from the NYPL.
This conversation occurred on February 16, 2007.
executive producers: Ron Qurashi, Diane Charles, Intelligent Life Productions
sponsor: Lexus and L/Studio.com
live-drawing and director: Flash Rosenberg
video editor: Sarah Lohman
original theme music: Ken Rosenberg
WERNER HERZOG’s films include Aguirre, The Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo, Even Dwarfs Started Small, Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World. Born in Munich, director, screenwriter, producer, and actor Herzog grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw films, television, or telephones as a child. During high school he worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce films and made his first film in 1961 at age 19. Since then he has become one of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema producing, writing, and directing more than forty films, publishing more than a dozen books of prose, and directing as many operas. Herzog quickly gained notoriety not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in the history of the medium, but for pushing himself and his crew to unprecedented lengths to achieve the effects he demanded.
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