It looks like we really need to pick up “Werner Herzog — A Guide for the Perplexed” by Paul Cronin. Even though it hit shelves last fall, some of the treasures to be found within are just now starting to surface. Last week came Herzog’s twenty-four great pieces of advice that adorn the back cover of the book, and today you can check out the fantastic foreword, penned by Harmony Korine, that is perhaps the most perfect introduction his friend and filmmaker could ever receive.
It’s probably best you just skip ahead and read it in full, but it’s not very often that you’ll find a tribute to a director featuring the words “chickens,” “maniac,” and “icon.” And yet, it’s a flawless encapsulation of Herzog the man and moviemaker. So while you wait for Herzog’s next film, “Queen Of The Desert” (check out the first look images here), perhaps track down ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ and kick it off by reading Korine’s opening words below. [Keyframe]