Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

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Eric Ames. Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog. University of Minnesota Press: 2012.

A look at the illustrious director’s paradoxical relationship with documentary

In close, contextualized analysis of more than twenty-five films spanning Werner Herzog’s career, Eric Ames makes a case for exploring documentary films in terms of performance and explains what it means to do so. Ferocious Reality expands the field of cinema studies as it offers an invaluable new perspective on a little studied but integral part of Werner Herzog’s oeuvre.

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