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    Watch: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Talk About One of the Most Chilling Films Ever Made, 'The Act of Killing'

    When Joshua Oppenheimer brought his ambitious and incredibly chilling documentary "The Act of Killing" to Toronto and Telluride last year, he came to those fests with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog signed on as Executive Producers. That piqued a lot of interest, but what really got people talking w...

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    Les Blank Friends Bid Documentarian a Festive Farewell (November 27, 1935 -- April 7, 2013)

    Of course it's a cliche to say that the honoree at a memorial service would have enjoyed it -- but in Les Blank's case, it's impossible to avoid. The party was designed by Les' two sons, Harrod and Beau, and Team Blank, a host of friends and supporters, to encompass many of the pursuits that Les del...

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    Watch: Wim Wenders' 1982 Documentary 'Room 666' Talks with Godard, Herzog, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and More

    Check out this strangely hypnotic stream-of-thought documentary essay, "Room 666," made by Wim Wenders at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. The 44-minute film features thoughts on cinema from an impressive roster of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, fellow New German Cinema directors Werner Herzog and Raine...

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    WATCH: Werner Herzog's Unsettling 'Don't Text While Driving' PSA

    Be sure to check out this "Don't Text While Driving" PSA directed by Werner Herzog. Only 30 seconds long, the video has Herzog's signature observant touch, and with unsettling succinctness shows the catastrophic results of a distracted driver sending a text message as short as "On my way."

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    Watch: Werner Herzog's Eye-Opening 'Don’t Text While Driving’ PSA

    The majority of AT&T commercials these days tend to feature a guy talking to a group of kindergarten kids, listening to them say the “darndest things.” But most recently, AT&T has been taking on a more serious issue in their ads, regarding texting and driving. The ads are meant to promote their “It ...

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    Werner Herzog to Receive Locarno Film Fest's Lifetime Achievement Award

    German director and voiceover enthusiast Werner Herzog will receive this year's Locarno International Film Festival's Pardo d'onore, the festival announced Wednesday.

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    James Franco Could Replace Jude Law In Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen Of The Desert’

    ​​Greenlight power is everything, and it often requires a top-shelf or name-brand cast to light the fuse. Werner Herzog seemingly nailed it with the power trio of Robert Pattinson, Naomi Watts and Jude Law for his would-be next narrative feature, "Queen of the Desert" -- the true story of Gertrude B...

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Herzog's Beautifully Bizarre 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans'

    Overlooked and Underrated Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Werner Herzog's beautifully bizarre Nicolas Cage-starrer, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans."

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    Watch: Werner Herzog Describes Roger Ebert's Search For "Truth In Cinema" On 'Charlie Rose'

    It’s really amazing how fast time flies. It has already been two weeks since Roger Ebert left us, leaving a void in the film world that may never be filled. For many, his name was synonymous with the term “movie critic” with the Siskel & Ebert brand becoming a household name shortly after entering n...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog Talks Ebert as More Than a Critic and Soldier of Cinema on Charlie Rose (VIDEO)

    Director Werner Herzog has had a sad last couple of weeks, with the loss of his friends film critic Roger Ebert and documentarian Les Blank. Below, Herzog's thoughts on Ebert on Charlie Rose (he joins critics A.O. Scott and Dana Stevens), with quote highlights.

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