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Werner Herzog
September 5, 1942 -
Nationality: German
Category: Director
Subcategory: German Director

I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews.


Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable.


There are certainly laws and elements that make a film more accessible to mainstream audiences. If you've got Tom Cruise as a strongman, I'm sure it would have larger audiences, but it wouldn't have the same substance.


I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that!


I cannot work fast enough. I cannot cope fast enough, really. And just releasing a film is hard.


Technology has a great advantage in that we are capable of creating dinosaurs and show them on the screen even though they are extinct 65 million years. All of a sudden, we have a fantastic tool that is as good as dreams are.


You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.


Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.


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