OK, Let’s Talk Herzog
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Man, I aught to make a tumblog of Herzog quotes or something. This guy has been real funny the last couple days. He’s got a little film seminar in LA next January. You can go if you want to fork over $1500 and if Werner lets you. He’s also the admissions office to this thing, and probably the copywriter for the website here are a couple choice quotes.
Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth.
Rouge Film School is not for the faint hearted; it is for those who have traveled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs, or as wardens in a lunatic assylums, for those who are willing to learn about lockpicking or forgien shooting permits in countries not favoring their projects. In short: for those with a sense of poetry. For those who are pilgrams. For those who can tell a story to four year old children and hold their attention. For those who have a fire within.
Prior working experience, diplomas, credits are of minor importance.
Related, but more reflective, will be a reading list: if possible, read Virgil’s “Georgics”, read “Hemingway’s “The short happy life of Francis Macomber”, The Poetic Edda, translated by Lee M. Hollander (in particular the Prophecy of the Seeress), Bernal Diaz del Castillo “True History of the Conquest of New Spain”.
And another one about the time where Herzog turned down an invitation to be a guest in Nick Cage’s house. I like this sentance a lot.
We would not be two men meeting unshaven in the morning over coffee. VIA