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Werner Herzog Creates Required Reading & Movie Viewing Lists for Enrolling in His Film School

“Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read… read, read… read,” Werner Herzog once said. “If you don’t read, you will never be a filmmaker.” The director of Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans hasn’t distanced himself from that pronouncement in assembling the curriculum for his Rogue Film School, which we first featured last year. Herzog’s unconventional crash-course in auteurship may promise to cover “the art of lock-picking, traveling on foot, the exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully, the athletic side of filmmaking, the creation of one’s own shooting permits, the neutralization of bureaucracy, and guerilla filmmaking,” but it also demands that its students hit the books.

— Read on www.openculture.com/2015/12/werner-herzog-lists-of-required-books-and-films.html