" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 26, 2012

Werner Herzog: Eat The Red Shoe;-)

 "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe is a short documentary film directed by Les Blank in 1980 which depicts director Werner Herzog living up to his promise that he would eat his shoe if Errol Morris ever completed the film Gates of Heaven
The film includes clips from both Gates of Heaven and Herzog's 1970 feature
Even Dwarfs Started Small
Comic song "Old Whisky Shoes", played by the  
Walt Solek Band, is the signature tune over the opening and closing credits.
The film features Herzog cooking his shoes 
(the ones he claims to have been wearing when he made the bet) 
at the Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse, with the help of chef Alice Waters
(The shoe was boiled with garlic, herbs, and stock for 5 hours.) 
He is shown eating one of the shoes before an audience at the premiere of Gates of Heaven at the nearby UC Theater
He did not eat the sole of the shoe, however, explaining that one does not eat the bones of the chicken.
There are also clips of short interview of Herzog discussing the destructive capitalistic effects of television and mankind's lack of adequate imagery."
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
Werner Herzog plays the role of  "The Zec" in the new Jack Reacher  movie.
Werner Herzog is probably better known as a director of movies than an actor, and boy does he make some thought provoking movies.
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Werner Herzog had nothing to do with Back To The Future, that I know of, I just found DeLorean's headstone and thought I would try to include it in this post.
Well, the DeLorean is kind of like the wheels of time;-)

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