Monday, August 10, 2009

Recommended Viewing:
Werner Herzog @ Book Soup

Close your cubicle curtain, slip in some ear buds, and enjoy 45 engrossing minutes of director Werner Herzog reading from/talking about his new book, Conquest of the Useless. Conquest is the so-unbelievable-it's-gotta-be-true journal Herzog kept while making his provocative and poetic 1982 film, Fitzcarraldo. The film, about a man's unrelenting drive to build an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, eerily parallels the book's account of the determined director's (mis)adventures filming a movie in the middle of the Peruvian jungle. Both are highly recommended, but as we're a bookstore, I'm leaning towards you renting the movie and buying the book.

Embedded above is part 1 of 9. For the complete Herzog@Book Soup playlist, click here.