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Scenarios II (Werner Herzog)Werner Herzog writes many of his films, but he doesn’t write conventional “screenplays”; his scenarios are less dialogue and stage direction, and more flowing prose descriptions of scenes, ideas, and themes, closer to novellas than traditional scripts. Scenarios, out last year, includes Aguirre, the Wrath of GodEvery Man for Himself and God Against AllLand of Silence and Darkness; and Fitzcarraldo (his descriptions of the ship-moving are stunning); this fall’s Scenarios II includes Signs of Live; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; and Heart of Glass. All provide a scintillating window into the creative process of one of our most distinctive film artists.


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