Author: Herzog, Werner
Individual film directors, film-makers
Published on 20 November 2014 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 80 pages
198 x 158 x 5 | 68g
A poetic meditation on life and death, by one of the most renowned and respected film-makers and intellectuals of our time. In November 1974, when Werner Herzog was told that his mentor Lotte Eisner, the film-maker and critic, was dying in Paris, he set off to walk there from Munich, â€˜in full faith, believing that she would stay alive if I came on footâ€™. Along the way he recorded what he saw, how he felt, and what he experienced, from the physical discomfort of the journey to moments of rapture. It is a remarkable narrative â€“ part pilgrimage, part meditation, and a confrontation between a great German Romantic imagination and the contemporary world. This edition of the book is being published for the first time as a classic piece of proto-psychogeography, to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the legendary directorâ€™s walk.