Monday, August 10, 2009

Herzog on Stealing his first camera to film Aguirre, The Wrath of God

"It was a very simple 35mm camera, one I used on many other films, so I do not consider it a theft. [Herzog took the camera from Munich Film School] For me, it was truly a necessity. I wanted to make films and needed a camera. I had some sort of natural right to this tool. If you need air to breathe, and you are locked in a room, you have to take a chisel and hammer and break down a wall. It is your absolute right.”

Herzog on Herzog
, edited by Paul Cronin, Faber & Faber, 2003

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