By Werner Herzog
In November of 1974 whereas at domestic in Munich, Werner Herzog gets a mobile name reporting that his pricey buddy Lotte Eisner (1896-1983), a renown German movie historian and critic (holocaust survivor, archivist for los angeles Cinémathèque Française, her existence by myself is worthy its personal book!) is terminally sick in Paris. Distraught with the inside track and insistent that she needs to get well, Herzog makes a decision that if he can succeed in her strolling, all can be good back and his pal will live to tell the tale. With little greater than a brand new pair of trainers, Herzog units off instantly taking walks in the course of the German geographical region and into France, a visit that takes him 3 weeks to accomplish, spanning 500 miles (but, finally, this is often the guy who as soon as had a 320 ton steamer dragged through give up a mountain within the Amazon throughout the filming of Fitzcarraldo). alongside the best way, his journals recount amazing information of the snow-covered panorama, the author's fight with chilly and daily survival (remember whilst there have been no cellphones or net for checking in and journey planning?), in addition to memories of his motion pictures, own heritage and solitude. The brilliant photographs Herzog's writing creates make the serious feelings he should have been experiencing on the time, particularly tangible. an analogous issues present in his movies of guy battling opposed to the chaos and overwhelming strength of nature are felt during this frost-ridden tale of obdurate insistence and non secular choice. It's as though Herzog believes surviving the early iciness blizzards of 1974 will distract demise and ship it somewhere else, clear of the ailing mattress of his pricey good friend.
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