'Nosferatu the Vampyre' 1979: Werner Herzog 'Unseen' German-Language Version

'Nosferatu the Vampyre' 1979: Werner Herzog German-language version to be presented at Film Forum (image: Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski in 'Nosferatu the Vampyre') Werner Herzog's stylish 1979 horror drama Nosferatu the Vampyre will have a two-week run at New York City's Film Forum from Friday, October 25, through Thursday, November 7. Tagged as “the unseen German-language version,” Nosferatu the Vampyre, starring Klaus Kinski in […]

Robert Pattinson 'Life': Dennis Stock But No T.E. Lawrence? + Bill Condon 'Breaking Dawn' Director's Cut

Robert Pattinson Life. Robert Pattinson 'Life': Pattinson to play James Dean photographer and travel companion Dennis Stock Robert Pattinson is keeping himself busy. Pattinson is reportedly going to play Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the aptly titled Life, to be directed by Anton Corbijn, himself a photographer. Dane DeHaan is slated to co-star as Stock's traveling companion and photographic subject James Dean. The screenplay, […]

Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank Dies: Shoe-Eating Werner Herzog Portraitist

Documentary filmmaker Les Blank has died: Best-known for Werner Herzog / Fitzcarraldo documentary Burden of Dreams (image: Herzog in Burden of Dreams) Les Blank, among whose credits is the BAFTA-winning documentary Burden of Dreams, about the making of Werner Herzog's problem-plagued Amazon-set Fitzcarraldo, died of cancer earlier today in Berkeley, Calif., Deadline.com reports. Blank was 77. In the late '60s, Les Blank (born on Nov. […]

Angelina Jolie Leg & United Nations Envoy + Gay John Waters & Jessica Chastain Most Influential Person?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Leg + Marlene Dietrich Pioneer Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie's notorious right leg (“Brangeleg” for short?) are seen backstage at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on February 26. Pitt was a Best Actor nominee for Bennett Miller's Moneyball. (Image: Darren Decker / […]

'Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary': Truth vs. Reality on Film

Pepita Ferrari's Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary Pepita Ferrari's 2008 documentary on the insights of the documentarian's craft, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, is a solid effort. However, despite its nature, Capturing Reality never does what it celebrates in the works of others: it fails to innovate and explore every way that true stories can be told. In fact, Ferrari's 97-minute film consists […]

Colin Firth & Werner Herzog: AFI FEST

Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi has announced its Centerpiece Galas: Diego Luna's Abel, Richard J. Lewis' Blarney's Version (perhaps best known as the movie that cost Rachelle Lefevre the role of the evil vampire Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine, George Hickenlooper's Casino Jack, John Wells' The Company Men, and an ensemble […]

Swedish Oscar Winners + Meryl Streep Beats Herself at Golden Globes

At a meeting held Monday, the 2009 Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) jury comprised of Katinka Faragó, Nils Petter Sundgren, Pia Johansson, Jannike Åhlund, Johan Renck, Mikael Marcimain and Guldbagge jury chairman Eva Swartz Grimaldi (not voting) picked Niels Arden Oplev's box office smash The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the best Swedish picture of the year. Adapted by Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg (from Stieg […]

Werner Herzog Braves Antarctica, Colin Firth Meets Oscar Wilde

'Encounters at the End of the World': Werner Herzog braves 'Antarctica.' Werner Herzog in Antarctica and dwindling water supplies: Academy showcases 'Encounters at the End of the World' and 'Flow: For Love of Water' Werner Herzog's Academy Award-nominated Encounters at the End of the World and Irena Salina's Flow: For Love of Water will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]

Sylvester Stallone & Eva Mendes + Colin Firth-Nicholas Hoult Gay Drama: Venice Film Festival

Colin Firth, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Ford, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode. Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Matthew Goode: 'A Single Man' at the Venice Film Festival Actors Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, and Nicholas Hoult, along with fashion designer-turned-filmmaker Tom Ford, are pictured above at the premiere of Queer Lion winner – for Best LGBT Film – A Single Man at the 2009 Venice Film […]

Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars + Kate Winslet Breaks Bette Davis Record?

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / © A.M.P.A.S. Photos: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S. Sophia Loren Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle […]

'Woyzeck': Werner Herzog 'Lesser' Effort Superior to 'Hollywood Masterpieces'

Woyzeck with Klaus Kinski. Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski collaborated on five features: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Cobra Verde (1987). In all five films Kinski played the titular character – a multinational group consisting of the following backgrounds: Spanish, Transylvanian, German, Irish, and Brazilian. The father of actors Nicolai Kinski, Nastassja Kinski, and Pola […]

'Little Dieter Needs to Fly': Werner Herzog

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) Dir. / Scr.: Werner Herzog. Cast: Dieter Dengler     Little Dieter Needs to Fly is another in the remarkable body of Werner Herzog's film work, one that is without peer. Having recently rewatched it on DVD, nearly a decade after its initial US release in 1997, it has lost none of its power. I could see its influence […]

'Signs of Life': 'Extraordinary' Werner Herzog Film

No filmmaker's career has been more defined and structured by the musical choices he has made than that of Werner Herzog. This claim is evident from his first full-length feature, Lebenszeichen / Signs of Life (1968), which he made when he was twenty-four – three years after having written the screenplay. (He claims he got the idea for it when he was fifteen or sixteen, […]

'Klaus Kinski: My Best Fiend': Werner Herzog & Unusual Collaborator

Werner Herzog's 1999 documentary, Mein liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski / Klaus Kinski: My Best Fiend, is yet another in the dazzling array of Herzog documentary – or documentary-like – films. This one follows the director's turbulent friendship and creative partnership with the legendary German actor Klaus Kinski, with Herzog also acting as narrator (in German with English subtitles, or dubbed into English). In the […]