Werner Herzog on articulation

This is a great clip from Burden of Dreams, a documentary about the making of the film Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog.

Herzog is a superhero, someone who just keeps doing amazing things year after year, things that are not possible for us regular folks. In a way, that is what he talks about in this clip. Everyone has inner turmoil, but not everyone is able to articulate it. That’s why we need artistic expression.

In his words: “We have to articulate ourselves, otherwise we would be cows in a field.”

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