For the most part, the director Werner Herzog has produced his films through his own production company. At the end of 2009, Lucki Stipetić, the director’s brother and business manager of the Werner Herzog Film GmbH, gave the company’s production archive to the Deutsche Kinemathek. The collection was expanded and enhanced with numerous documents in the summer of 2012. It offers insights into the working methods and the production processes of the director, who, according to Time Magazine, is ranked among the 100 most influential personalities in the world.
In addition to work photos and film stills, the collection includes extensive production records, correspondence, contracts, film scripts, scripts with annotations and even props. Press clippings, posters, advertising materials, programs and playbills on feature films, documentaries and short films – as well as for his opera productions and stage plays – enhance the production archive. The earliest documents originate from the context of his first full-length film LEBENSZEICHEN (SIGNS OF LIFE, FRG, 1968); the most recent from his television series DEATH ROW (USA, 2012).
More information about the work of Werner Herzog is available at: www.wernerherzog.com
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