Werner Herzog, Of Walking in Ice

Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog. A tale with legs: Werner Herzog, AFP/Getty Images

I just finished the published diary by filmmaker Werner Herzog. It’s about Herzog’s pilgrimage in 1974, as he travels from Munich to Paris in the middle of winter – by foot. He believed that by facing calamitous circumstances and overcoming adversity, that it would somehow help his friend, film historian Lotte Eisner, survive a devastating illness. You can order it here: Free Association Press

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