May 09, 2007

Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe

In the late seventies Herzog bet Errol Morris if Morris ever made a documentary Herzog would eat his shoe. Errol Morris is now one of the most famous documentary makers alive. So Herzog ate his shoe.

Best bit – when Herzog explains he jumped into a cactus after one of the little people from Even Dwarfs Started Small got run over and set on fire and Herzog wanted to show he had some understanding of the problems little people faced in the world.

Some how what should be one of the most ridiculous things ever manages to be quite profound.

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  1. Dan Goodman

    Brilliant! Thanks for posting this. I love his deadpan style, talking about the social purpose of film as he chews on his shoe.

    Such a weird coincidence I just finished watching Woyzeck before checking WB tonight.

    10 May 2007, 01:51

  2. It’s not self destructive to jump into a cactus. It’s just giving them a little fun.


    Cheers, good find. Herzog is mental. Actually, I’ll go one further: he’s A mental. But one what done fun films. I watched My Best Friend.

    15 May 2007, 06:34

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