Warner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980) is a fun documentary short directed by Les Blank. In this short Herzog makes good on a promise that he made to Errol Morris to eat his shoe if Morris ever finished his film. Morris completed Gates of Heaven, and Herzog dined on shoe leather at its screening. In… Read More ‘Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe:’ What More of a Title Do You Need?
Making-of documentaries have long since been co-opted as public relations vehicles and as DVD extras, but some truly amazing documentaries show what really went on behind the scenes in some epic productions. Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams (1982) is one of these documentaries. Burden of Dreams follows the making of Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, a fiction… Read More Making-of Documentary Shows the ‘Burden of Dreams’