Aguirre, the Wrath of God (BFI Film Classics)

Aguirre the Wrath of God BFI Film Classics Aguirre the Wrath of God Aguirre der Zorn Gottes is and perhaps always will be Werner Herzog s most important film Appearing in Aguirre put Herzog on the map of world cinema But the film s imp

  • Title: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (BFI Film Classics)
  • Author: Eric Ames
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes is and perhaps always will be Werner Herzog s most important film Appearing in 1972, Aguirre put Herzog on the map of world cinema But the film s importance also derives from the young German director s tense, behind the scenes relationship with actor Klaus Kinski Did Herzog really direct him at gunpoint Did they ploAguirre, the Wrath of God Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes is and perhaps always will be Werner Herzog s most important film Appearing in 1972, Aguirre put Herzog on the map of world cinema But the film s importance also derives from the young German director s tense, behind the scenes relationship with actor Klaus Kinski Did Herzog really direct him at gunpoint Did they plot each other s murder The legends begin hereIn this groundbreaking book, Eric Ames reconstructs the film as an experiment in visualising the past from the viewpoint of the present Aguirre is not a history film in the narrow sense, but it does engage a specific episode in the conquest of the New World, and it explores that history in terms of vision Interweaving close analysis with extensive archival research, Ames explores Aguirre as a seminal film about the madness and hopelessness of Western striving In addition, as an appendix, he offers for the first time a complete translation of an infamous, secretly recorded argument between Herzog and Kinski on the set.

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    1. One of the newest editions of the BFI series focuses on Werner Herzog's 1972 break out film in BFI: Aguirre Wrath Of God (2016) by Eric Ames. The book is arranged into eight chapters: 1. Visionary History, 2. The Descent, 3. Assembling the Troops, 4. Visions of the World, 5. The Act of Conquest, 6. Into the Quiet, 7. Hallucination, and 8. Aguirre Lives. Ames discusses the historical sources as they differ from Herzog's script as well as the problems and difficulties of the production, how the fi [...]

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