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Werner Herzog on death, danger, and the end of the world…

April 16, 2012

Werner Herzog is among my favorite filmmakers. Following is a snippet (and link to original article) from a recent interview with him, entitled: Werner Herzog on death, danger, and the end of the world….

“Some years ago, Werner Herzog was on an internal flight somewhere in Colorado and the plane’s landing gear wouldn’t come down. They would have to make an emergency landing. The runway was covered in foam and flanked by scores of fire engines. “We were ordered to crouch down with our faces on our knees and hold our legs,” says Herzog, “and I refused to do it.” The stewardess was very upset, the co-pilot came out from the cabin and ordered him to do as he was told. “I said, ‘If we perish I want to see what’s coming at me, and if we survive, I want to see it as well. I’m not posing a danger to anyone by not being in this shitty, undignified position.'” In the end, the plane landed normally. Herzog was banned from the airline for life but, he laughs, it went bust two years later anyway. Herzog tells this story to illustrate how he’ll face anything that’s thrown at him, as if that was ever in any doubt…”

Follow this link to read the full article from the Guardian

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  1. April 18, 2012 10:08:11 am

    Perfectly reasonable.

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