Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski: Together Forever
Annotation:Documentary with film excerpts about the stormy artistic partnership between Herzog and Kinski. Is Kinski the actor and Herzog the director, or is it the other way around?
Annotation:Herzog embarked on the first of a series of collaborations with Kinski on Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). This story of insane Spanish conquistador Don Lope de Aguirre (Kinski) and his ill-fated quest to locate El Dorado, the Incan city of gold, forced Herzog and the crew to venture deep into the heart of the Peruvian jungles, where they battled now-legendary conditions to obtain the images. Critics and the public instantly heralded the film as a masterwork.
Annotation:A remake of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) which solidified Herzog's aim of connecting German cinema's past to the present, and in which Kinski's hyper-articulated performance as Dracula blurs the line between horror and farce (as many of his Herzogian roles do).
Annotation:Goes behind the scenes in the making of Herzog's Fitzcarraldo. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects, as well as recording some of Kinski's notorious tantrums.