Monday, February 15, 2010

Werner Herzog

The Vancouver games brings to mind Werner Herzog's short film, The Great Ecstasy of the Sculptor Steiner (1975). Ski jumper Walter Steiner's flights are beautifully photographed, and the music, by Popul Vuh, is a perfect fit. Herzog's commentary in this film (bottom still) has the same intensity as in his memorable interviews in Les Blank's Burden of Dreams (1982).
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