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    An Appreciation of Werner Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant' on his 72nd Birthday

    Werner Herzog's "The Bad Lieutenant Port of Call - New Orleans" premiered five years ago yesterday, September 4, at the Venice Film Festival. His 67th birthday was the following day, so on this day we look back at one of the documentarian's most baffling narrative films.

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    Watch: First Clip From Joshua Oppenheimer’s Venice-Premiering Doc ‘The Look of Silence’

    Here’s three things that you need to know about director Joshua Oppenheimer, an American filmmaker who’s based in Copenhagen, Denmark: 1.) He directed the widely beloved “The Act of Killing,” a documentary routinely found on many year-end best-of lists in 2013. 2.) Documentary luminaries like Werner...

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    Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The ...

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    Werner Herzog Was Once Tricked Into Getting High and Other Highlights From His Vulture Interview

    In anticipation of the release of the new release "Herzog: The Collection" Blu-ray set, Werner Herzog participated in a Vulture interview where he divulged some hilarious insights from his life and filmmaking career. Here are the top highlights from the transcript.

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    Daily Reads: Marvel's Third-Act Problem, Werner Herzog Data Journalism

    Plus: How "The Killing" ended on its own terms, and Bradley Cooper wasn't the only actor playing Rocket Raccoon.

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    Interview: Werner Herzog On 'Herzog: The Collection'

    The new box set “Herzog: the Collection,” released by Shout Factory, collects 16 of Herzog's films, presented on Blu-ray for the first time, from his 1970 debut "Even Dwarves Started Small" to 1999's “My Best Fiend." Herzog has 57 films to his name, of course—and counting—but these early works pulse...

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    The Films Of Werner Herzog: A Retrospective

    It was 2011 when we first attempted our own "Fitzcarraldo"-like endeavor in writing a comprehensive retrospective on the films of the notoriously prolific Werner Herzog. Since then, not only has he added six or so more titles to his filmography, he's been feverishly at work on the seventh—the much-a...

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    This Week in Home Video: Werner Herzog and 'Twin Peaks' Box Sets

    Plus: "Noah," "The Other Woman," "Woodstock" and "The Big Chill."

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    Contest: Win A Copy Of ShoutFactory’s Massive Limited Edition Werner Herzog Boxset ‘The Collection’

    This contest is so good it speaks for itself. ShoutFactory is putting out a massive, limited edition Werner Hezog box set titled “Herzog: The Collection.” Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries from the German iconoclast, 15 of which are making their B...

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