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Lessons of darkness Fata Morgana

Author: Werner HerzogPaul BerriffLeonard CohenInternational Television Enterprises, Ltd.Studio Canal+.All authors
Publisher: [Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : GermanView 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: Environmental films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Paul Berriff; Leonard Cohen; International Television Enterprises, Ltd.; Studio Canal+.; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.; Cable News Network.; Premiere (Firm)
OCLC Number: 49946348
Language Note: English and German soundtracks with optional English subtitles for second film.
Notes: Description from container and disc labels.
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).
Description: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Lessons of darkness (1992, 50 min.) --
Fata Morgana (1971, 76 min.). [Disc 1] Lessons of darkness (1992, 50 min.) --
[disc 2] Fata Morgana / Werner Herzog Filmproduktion (1971, 76 min.).
Other Titles: Fata Morgana.
Lektionen in Finsternis.
Lessons in darkness
Popol vuh.
Responsibility: a co-production by Premiere, Canal+ France with Canal+ Spain in cooperation with ITEL ; co-produced by CNN.

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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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