Film Studies For Free wanted to let academic fans of Werner Herzog know that (certainly in the UK, but most probably elsewhere, too, if no geoblocking) they can currently watch eight of his films on YouTube in their glorious entirety. This is thanks to the video distributor Starzmedia, one of the companies participating in YouTube's growing efforts to stream full-length films with the support of the movie companies who own the rights. Below, FSFF has embedded the trailers of seven of the Herzog films that are currently available. Click on the titles to visit the YouTube pages for the full-length films, which can be watched freely online in relatively good quality versions (Even YouTube Screens Started Small...). (Click HERE for The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser added later. The Starzmedia channel for Herzog is HERE).
And, if that weren't enough excitement for one FSFF day, beneath the video-trailers, at the foot of this post, are some other choice links to freely available Herzog material online.
Scholarly online writing about Herzog:
- Adam Bingham, 'Images from the end of the world: Werner Herzog's La Soufrière', Senses of Cinema, September 2006
- Tom Bissell, 'The Secret Mainstream: Contemplating the Images of Werner Herzog', Harpers Magazine, December 2006
- Buffalo Film Seminars - selected writings about Herzog (and, especially, Aguirre: Wrath of God)
- Garrett Chaffin-Quiray, 'An Adaptation With Fangs: Herzog's Nosferatu,' Kinoeye, Vol. 2, Issue 20, December 2002
- Alkan Chipperfield, 'Murmurs from a Shadowless Land: Fragmentary Reflections on the Cinema of Werner Herzog', Senses of Cinema, June 2001
- David Church, 'Werner Herzog', Senses of Cinema, June 2006
- Roger Dawkins, 'Thoughts of Deleuze, Spinoza and the Cinema (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser)', Contretemps, 3 July 200
- Michael Koller, 'The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner', Senses of Cinema, February 2002
- Joe Muszynski, 'A Legacy of Quality: Werner Herzog's Nosferatu and the New German Cinema'
- Benjamin Noys, 'Antiphusis: Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man', Film-Philosophy, 11.3, November 2006
- Ingo Petzke, 'Aguirre, the Wrath of God', Senses of Cinema, February 2002
- Cynthia Rockwell, 'Werner Herzog and the Documentary Film', e-Thesis, Boston University 1994
- Antonia Shanahan, 'My Best Fiend', Senses of Cinema, February 2002
- Herzog's Official Website is HERE
- Ray Pride gathered a load of great Herzog paraphernalia/paratextuality a couple of years back at Movie City Pride (videos/articles/interviews) and you can access it HERE (link courtesy of GreenCine Daily, April 4 2007). Link added April 21
- And you can listen to a great interview with Herzog HERE, by Jonathan Demme, courtesy of Pinewood Dialogues