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Author: Werner HerzogJörg Schmidt-ReitweinThomas MauchPaul CroninNew Yorker Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [New York] : New Yorker Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first film is about Walter Steiner, a Swiss woodcarver and world class ski jumper. The second film is a visit to the annual world championship of livestock auctioneers in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. La Soufrière is about the anticipated eruption of a volcano on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and the man who chooses to stay behind when everyone else evacuates.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Ethnographic films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Walter Steiner; Walter Steiner
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein; Thomas Mauch; Paul Cronin; New Yorker Video (Firm); New Yorker Films.; Süddeutscher Rundfunk.; Popol Vuh (Musical group)
ISBN: 1567303897 9781567303896
OCLC Number: 62208386
Language Note: The first work is in German with optional English subtitles, the second is in English and the third is narrated in English by Herzog.
Notes: Title from DVD menu screen.
Booklet with excerpts from Paul Cronin's interviews with the director in Herzog on Herzog inserted in container.
Originally filmed as documentaries, 1975-1977.
Credits: Camera, Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein ... [et al.] (1st film), Thomas Mauch, Francisco Joan, and Ed Lachmann (2nd film), Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein and Ed Lachmann (3rd film) ; editing, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus ; music, Popol Vuh (1st film).
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 ; dual layer.
Contents: Die grosse Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner = The great ecstasy of the sculptor Steiner (45 min.) (1975) --
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck--
: beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (45 min.) (1977) / Werner Herzog filmproduktion im auftrag des Südfunks Stuttgart --
La Soufrière : warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe = La Soufrière : waiting for an inevitable catastrophe (30 min.) (1977).
Other Titles: Great ecstasy of the sculptor Steiner.
Grosse Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (Motion picture)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck (Motion picture)
Soufrière (Motion picture)
Responsibility: by Werner Herzog ; a New Yorker Films release.

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The first film is about Walter Steiner, a Swiss woodcarver and world class ski jumper. The second film is a visit to the annual world championship of livestock auctioneers in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. La Soufrière is about the anticipated eruption of a volcano on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and the man who chooses to stay behind when everyone else evacuates.

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