New course for Autumn 2019 -- CMS 271 Great Directors: Werner Herzog

CMS 271 Perspectives on Film: Great Directors -- Werner Herzog

MW 10:30am-12:20pm, KNE 110; SLN: 12687

This course explores the making of Werner Herzog as a legendary filmmaker and cultural icon. Lectures and discussions will focus on his many films: from Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Nosferatu to Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams. We will also consider Herzog’s related activities – directing operas, appearing in Hollywood blockbusters – as well as the many parodies and self-parodies of him and his work, while questioning the very idea of the “great director” and its effects in film culture. Assignments include online discussion posts and in-class exams. VLPA

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