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Werner Herzog and Comic-Con's "Collective Dreams"

Spotted: Werner Herzog holding court with a gaggle of Comic-Con beauties. What is he doing here? Just looking around.

The NY Times’ story on Herzog Herzog:

“I have never seen the collective dreams all in one place,” said Mr. Herzog, who claims to have expected men in suits — business suits — when he heard the term “convention.” Mr. Herzog was being guided through the heart of darkness by Erik Nelson, a producer with whom he often works. Mr. Nelson is here on business — on Friday evening, he is scheduled to appear on a panel explaining “Dinosaur Revolution,” a planned Discovery Channel series that promises “an insider’s view of the private lives and strange behavior of dinosaurs,” according to the official Comic-Con program guide.

Mr. Herzog, meanwhile, was absorbing the Breughel-like atmospherics, while taking a break from his own next project with Mr. Nelson, a death row documentary. It is so intense, he said, it has caused him to start smoking again.

“Not a lot, just sometimes,” said Mr. Herzog. “I can only work on this for five hours at a time. I’m usually an eight-hour guy.”

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  1. Kevin Klawitter

    Wouldn’t it be great if Werner Herzog one day made a documentary about Comic Con? Seems like something up his alley.

  2. Kevin Klawitter

    Wouldn’t it be great if Werner Herzog one day made a documentary about Comic Con? Seems like something up his alley.

  3. James W.

    One of the few filmmakers working today I wish I could just sit back and enjoy a beer with. To pick this guy’s brain on any random topic would be a blast.

  4. James W.

    One of the few filmmakers working today I wish I could just sit back and enjoy a beer with. To pick this guy’s brain on any random topic would be a blast.

  5. Watermelons

    My goodness. If I had known Werner Herzog and Francis Ford Coppola were showing up, I would not have passed on attending this year! My last trip to Comic-Con I got to shake Patrick Wilson’s hand and compliment his work in Little Children.

  6. Watermelons

    My goodness. If I had known Werner Herzog and Francis Ford Coppola were showing up, I would not have passed on attending this year! My last trip to Comic-Con I got to shake Patrick Wilson’s hand and compliment his work in Little Children.

  7. Kevin Landry

    @Watermelons : same here. Last time I was there, I had the chance to meet two idols of mine : Bill Plympton and Terry Gilliam. Oddly enough, I learned that day that they’re both great fans of each other’s work also!

    But I have to say, Herzog looks 10 kinds of creepy in the first picture. But I don’t think it’s his fault. It’s probably the girls in the background…

  8. Kevin Landry

    @Watermelons : same here. Last time I was there, I had the chance to meet two idols of mine : Bill Plympton and Terry Gilliam. Oddly enough, I learned that day that they’re both great fans of each other’s work also!

    But I have to say, Herzog looks 10 kinds of creepy in the first picture. But I don’t think it’s his fault. It’s probably the girls in the background…

  9. @Kevin Klawitter

    Yes.

  10. @Kevin Klawitter

    Yes.

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