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    Werner Herzog Making Two New Doc Series: 'Hate in America' and 'On Death Row'

    Werner Herzog's TV documentary project "On Death Row," a series of interviews with death row inmates, served as a kind of continuation of the themes in his 2011 film "Into the Abyss," and aired in four parts in the US on the Investigation Discovery channel. Now Herzog's g...

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    In The Works: Pattinson Lands Lawrence of Arabia Role in Herzog's Gertrude Bell Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts, Talks to Jon Stewart

    Good news for Robert Pattinson. He's set to play a young T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert." Naomi Watts will co-star as Gertrude Bell in Herzog's biopic, which is set to kick off production this fall. The movie follows Bell's life as a writer, archaeologist...

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    Robert Pattinson Joins Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' With Naomi Watts

    Now, this is how you not only get over a breakup, but continue to build a helluva resume. Say what you will about Robert Pattinson, but he is using his "Twilight" fame to take on challenging, interesting projects. Over the past few months, he's attached himself to "Mission: Blackl...

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    Who Got Snubbed? 10 Directors Who Surprisingly Aren't On The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films List

    So many auteurs, so little time... It's less than 24 hours since the unveiling of Sight & Sound's once-a-decade extensive poll of film critics to find the quote-unquote greatest film of all time, which for the first time ever, saw Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" fall off the top spot and replaced by Al...

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    Watch Out, Ridley: Werner Herzog's Gertrude Bell Film Starring Naomi Watts Hoping To Shoot In The Fall

    Ridley Scott, eat your heart out. Or, maybe a shoe is more appropriate here? Werner Herzog is set to beat out Scott with his own biopic of famed British explorer Gertrude Bell set to begin production this fall.

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    Review: Restrained Werner Herzog Still Shines In Gripping 'Death Row' Series

    The prologue of each of the four episodes of “Death Row” is the same: a restless camera prowls through the dismal ante-room, holding cell and injection chamber of an unnamed execution facility, while director Werner Herzog tells us in his familiar teutonic monotone that, as a German and a guest of t...

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    Werner Herzog On John Waters: "I Have The Feeling That This Man Is Gay."

    There is no one who can turn a phrase better than Werner Herzog, and he's one of the few people we could actually say "we could listen to him read the phone book" and mean it. It seems every now and then a morsel of genius falls out of his brain and onto the Internet and today is no di...

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    Werner Herzog Planning Documentary On Fashion Photographer Helmut Newton & An IMAX Look At Volcanoes

    Let's assume German filmmaker Werner Herzog does not sleep, and then count our blessings that he doesn't. Still trucking along and pushing 70, in the last decade alone Herzog directed 11 films (both documentaries and feature-length narratives) and in 2009 he helmed two films "Bad L...

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    'The Happy Worm Bait Shop in the holy land': 5 Great Herzogian Moments in 'On Death Row'

    Some of the filmmaker's signature moments from his new miniseries about inmates awaiting lethal injection in Texas and Florida.

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    Werner Herzog Talks Movie Music, Opera, The Career Of Klaus Kinski & The Humor In His Films At BAM

    Let the record show, Werner Herzog is the best when it comes to choosing music--after all, he said so last night. Talking to a completely full room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Rose Theater after a screening of "The White Diamond," Herzog mulled over opera and working with musici...

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