werner herzog

i was lucky enough to attend a two hour lecture at ucla on friday night with director werner herzog which totally blew my mind. no camera’s were allowed inside the auditorium unfortunately so i wasn’t able to capture the experience through my lens, and let it be said that even note-taking whilst he was speaking was a feat in itself as herzog’s tangent vibrates upon a frequency all of its own. he waxed lyrical on everything from his love for los angeles to klaus kinski, german poetry, opera and his thoughts on hollywood (he revealed several counts of forging the necessary papers in order to continue filming in remote destinations).
one particular comment which springs to mind forty-eight hours following the event related to his thoughts on media manipulation in newspapers/magazines etc, which spurred the following declaration: “today represents a catastrophic time for women.” very interesting stuff.