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On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying: Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman
On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman
Actors: Werner Herzog, Karen Beckman
Director: Slought Publications
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 3min

On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying features a public conversation with filmmaker Werner Herzog and Karen Beckman about aliens as a fixture of our imagination, the fundamental achievement of the human race, and the ecstasy of ski...  more »

     
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Actors: Werner Herzog, Karen Beckman
Director: Slought Publications
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Studio: Microcinema
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 3min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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Dr Lawrence Hauser | NYC, NY USA | 08/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although perhaps not the ultimate Werner Herzog interview, this hour-long presentation of his thoughts and opinions on a wide range of both esoteric and quite personal topics held my interest from start to finish. One serious problem, however, was that the interview was conducted with the participants standing in front of the audience. This seemed an uncomfortable arrangement, particularly for Herzog, who looked like he would have been so much happier seated in a well-constructed chair. But I thought Karen Beckman asked a series of provocative questions to which Herzog gave his full attention and strove to answer in an always unique and surprising manner. He can be quite funny, I discovered, as when commenting on the possibility of aliens visiting our planet or when describing attempts to calm his wife's fear of flying during severe turbulence at high altitude. I also learned a few startling things as the interview progressed. Herzog, it turns out, does not dream. And he is a great admirer of Fred Astaire. For the reason why, don't miss this intriguing interview which has now been released on DVD for those Herzog devotees, like myself, who seem never to be able to get enough of the man."