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Lektionen in Finsternis = Lessons of darkness

Author: Werner Herzog; Paul Berriff; Leonard Cohen; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Publisher: [Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lessons of darkness: A stirring documentary of 1992 post-Gulf War Kuwait, focusing on the oil well fires ignited by retreating Iraqi soldiers. What resulted is less a simple documentary about an environmental catastrophe than an apocalyptic vision of hell, a strangely beautiful portrait of a world on fire. Fata Morgana: Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Experimental films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Paul Berriff; Leonard Cohen; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 48863055
Language Note: In English and German with optional English subtitles.
Credits: Director, Werner Herzog ; producers, Werner Herzog, Paul Berriff editor, Rainer Standke (1st film). Writer/producer/director, Werner Herzog ; songs, Leonard Cohen ; editor, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus ; narrator, Lotte Eisner ; photography, Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein (2nd film).
Cast: Lessons of darkness: Werner Herzog.
Fata Morgana: Lotte Eisner, Eugen Des Montagnes and James William Gledhill.
Description: 2 videodiscs (50; 76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Lessons of darkness (1992, 50 minutes) --
Fata Morgana (1971, 76 minutes).
Other Titles: Lessons of darkness
Lessons in darkness
Fata Morgana
Mirage
Popol vuh.
Responsibility: produziert von Paul Berriff und Werner Herzog ; regie, Werner Herzog ; eine co-produktion von Canal+ Frankreich mit Canal+ Spanien in Zusammenarbeit mit ITEL. Fata Morgana = Mirage / Werner Herzog Filmproduktion ; ein film von Werner Herzog.
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Lessons of darkness: A stirring documentary of 1992 post-Gulf War Kuwait, focusing on the oil well fires ignited by retreating Iraqi soldiers. What resulted is less a simple documentary about an environmental catastrophe than an apocalyptic vision of hell, a strangely beautiful portrait of a world on fire. Fata Morgana: Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images of the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, the Popol Vuh, set to songs of Leonard Cohen.

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