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The Twilight World by Werner Herzog review – a film-maker’s eerie debut

Whenever a master of one artistic medium chooses to work in another, it raises the question of what the new discipline might offer, and what the previous one denied. The Twilight World isn’t Werner Herzog’s first book (nor his last – a memoir is awaiting translation), but it is his first attempt at what might loosely be called a novel. So: why not another film? What does the novel have to offer a man who, 60 years and 70 films deep into his career, can surely film whatever he wants?
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The Defiant Strangeness of Werner Herzog

Twenty-five years ago, while in Tokyo directing an opera, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog turned down the offer of a private audience with the emperor of Japan. “It was a faux pas, so awful, so catastrophic that I wish to this day that the earth had swallowed me up,” Herzog writes in the preface to his first novel, The Twilight World. Nonetheless, his hosts wondered whether he might like to meet some other Japanese celebrity. Without hesitation, he asked to visit Hiroo Onoda.
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Why Werner Herzog thinks human space colonization “will inevitably fail”

Last Exit: Space is a new documentary on Discovery+ that explores the possibility of humans colonizing planets beyond Earth. Since it is produced and narrated by Werner Herzog (director of Grizzly Man, guest star on The Mandalorian) and written and directed by his son Rudolph, however, it goes in a different direction than your average space documentary. It's weird, beautiful, skeptical, and even a bit funny.
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Review: Narrated by Werner Herzog, Last Exit: Space Considers Saving Humanity with Long-Range Space Travel

Anyone who claims to be a lover of documentaries would be a fool to miss any film narrated by the great Werner Herzog. Normally, such works are also directed by him as well; however, the new offering Last Exit: Space is actually helmed by his son Rudolph Herzog (executive produced by Werner) and takes a fascinating and honest look at just how realistic the idea of colonizing other worlds actually is. With more than 7 billion people on the earth, shrinking resources, and a climate that is becoming increasingly unpredictable, the curiosity surrounding moving some part of the population to Mars or searching for other planets with a similar makeup to Earth has been growing exponentially in recent years.
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'Last Exit: Space' Documentary Trailer Featuring Werner Herzog

"We should go as soon as we're capable of going." Discovery has revealed an official trailer for Last Exit: Space, a documentary film made by Rudolph Herzog. He is one of Werner Herzog's sons, and has been a filmmaker for years already, with a few other feature films so far and lots of TV documentaries. It seems the younger Herzog is exploring one of the few places Werner has not yet been to: space! Rudolph and Werner Herzog take us on an unforgettable journey into space and living beyond Earth as they look to answer the big question: How close are we to fulfilling our dream of becoming space colonists? The documentary is executive producer by Werner and features his narration as well. Which makes this a perfectly captivating and intriguing space exploration film to watch! There's nothing like listening to Werner ask, "Will we seek our destiny in the stars?" A good question! And I hope this film is critical about those billionaire jackasses.
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Film Legend Werner Herzog to Speak in Boca Raton

Werner Herzog, the celebrated German filmmaker known for his bonkers art-house adventures, eccentric documentaries, and meme-friendly style of voice-over narration, will make a rare appearance in Boca Raton next month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his landmark 1972 film “Aguirre, the Wrath of God.”. The event is among...
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The Bizarre Reason Werner Herzog Once Ate A Shoe

Hailed as a pioneer of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog is known for his powerful film directing style, his deep, cutting voice, and his many works that cover everything from half-crazed rubber barons dragging steamships through the jungle to the ill-gotten fate of Timothy Treadwell. It's no surprise that Herzog is viewed as something an enigma — a complex riddle with a staggeringly blunt answer.
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Werner Herzog Is Getting A Star Wars Action Figure, And He Would Like To See The Baby

Action figure collecting is a complicated profession. Most of the "Star Wars" figures out there are variations on the same characters alongside endless versions of Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers. But every now and then, there's an entirely new action figure that we never thought we'd see on shelves. Hot on the heels of announcing Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, Hasbro has revealed Werner Herzog as The Client, the mysterious character who gives out the bounty for the creature known as The Child in the first season of "The Mandalorian." Check out this glorious action figure below.
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Werner Herzog Is Finally Getting An Action Figure, Commemorating His Turn On ‘The Mandalorian’

For going on seven decades, Werner Herzog has done it all. One of the leading lights of the New German Cinema movement of the 1960s and ‘70s, he’s directed movies in jungles, over burning oil fields, on an island with an active volcano. He claimed to threaten to shoot Aguirre: The Wrath of God star Klaus Kinski when he tried to quit. He pulled Joaquin Phoenix from a car wreck. He’s reportedly the reason Baby Yoda was a puppet and not some charmless CGI vomit. But through it all, through thick and thin, he’s never had an action figure.
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