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Werner Herzog
WERNER HERZOG (German: ; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema , along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder , Margarethe von Trotta , Volker Schlöndorff , Werner Schröter , and Wim Wenders . Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by _Time_ magazine in 2009
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Talk
TALK may refer to: * Conversation , interactive communication between two or more people * Speech , the production of a spoken language * Interaction , face to face conversations * Compulsive talking , beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking * Communication , the encoding and decoding of exchanged messages between peopleCONTENTS * 1 Software * 2 Books * 3 Film and TV * 4 Music * 4.1 Albums * 4.2 Songs SOFTWARE * Google Talk , a Windows- and web-based instant messaging program * talk (software) , a Unix messaging program * AppleTalk , an early networking protocol designed by Apple for their Macintosh computersBOOKS * _Talk_ (play) , a play by Carl Hancock Rux * _Talk_ (magazine) , an American magazineFILM AND TV * _Talk_ (film) , a 1994 Australian film * Talk show , a broadcast program format * Talk radio , a radio formatMUSIC * Talk Talk , a British rock group active from 1981 to 1991ALBUMS * _Talk_ (Yes album) , 1994 * _Talk_ (Paul Kelly album) , 1981SONGS * "Talk" (Coldplay song) * "Talk" (DJ Snake song) * "Talk", by Kreesha Turner on the album _Passion _ * "Talk", by Tracy Bonham on the album _ The Liverpool Sessions _ * "Talk", by M.I.A
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Venice Film Festival
The VENICE FILM FESTIVAL or VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italian : Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice
Venice
Biennale
Biennale
"), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three " film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
. The film festival is part of the Venice
Venice
Biennale
Biennale
, which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895. Today, the Biennale
Biennale
includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids' Carnival; and the annual Venice
Venice
Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events. The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido , Venice
Venice
, Italy
Italy
. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby
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Munich
MUNICH (/ˈmjuːnɪk/ ; German: _München_, pronounced (_ listen ), Bavarian : Minga_ , Czech : _Mnichov_) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria , on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps . Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg , and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people. The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey . According to the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute Munich is considered an alpha-world city , as of 2015 . The name of the city is derived from the Old / Middle High German term _Munichen_, meaning "by the monks", which in turn is derived from Mönch (which in the end derives from ancient Greek μοναχός). It derives from the monks of the Benedictine order , who ran a monastery at the place that was later to become the Old Town of Munich; hence the monk depicted on the city\'s coat of arms . Munich was first mentioned in 1158
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic of Germany _Bundesrepublik Deutschland_ (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (de facto) ANTHEM: _ Deutschlandlied _ (English: "Song of Germany") (third verse only) Location of Germany (dark green) – in Europe (green "> (green) – Capital and largest city Berlin 52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517°N 13.383°E / 52.517; 13.383 Official language and national language German ETHNIC GROUPS (2015 ) * 7001790000000000000♠79.0% Germans
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Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
------------------------- CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim PUEBLO September 4, 1781 INCORPORATED April 4, 1850 NAMED FOR Our Lady, Queen of the Angels GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-Council-Commission • BODY Los Angeles City Council • MAYOR Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti
• CITY ATTORNEY Mike Feuer • CITY CONTROLLER Ron Galperin AREA • METROPOLITAN CITY 502.76 sq mi (1,302.15 km2) • LAND 468.74 sq mi (1,214.03 km2) • WATER 34.02 sq mi (88.12 km2) 6.7% ELEVATION 305 ft (93 m) HIGHEST ELEVATION 5,074 ft (1,547 m) LOWEST ELEVATION 0 ft (0 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • METROPOLITAN CITY 3,792,621 • ESTIMATE (2016) 3,976,322 • RANK 1st , California 2nd, U.S
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Lena Herzog
LENA HERZOG (born ELENA PISETSKI in 1970 in Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
in the Ural Mountains) is a Russian American documentary and fine art photographer. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 2.1 Articles and portfolio Publications * 2.2 Books * 2.3 Exhibitions * 3 Notes * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYHerzog moved to Leningrad in 1987 to attend the Philological Faculty of Leningrad University , where she studied languages (English and Spanish) and literature. In 1990 she emigrated to the United States and graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Mills College , specializing in the History and Philosophy of Science. She was also a research consultant at Stanford University
Stanford University
. She started taking photographs in 1997 and studied photographic printing techniques with the Italian master printer Ivan Dalla Tana in Milan and later with French master printer Marc Valesella. She combines some of the very early photographic darkroom processes with contemporary techniques to achieve her desired effects. Her work has been published and reviewed in The New Yorker , The New York Times , The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
, The Paris Review , Harper’s Magazine , El País
El País
, El Mundo The Believer , The British Journal of Photography, and Cabinet, among others
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Start The Week
START THE WEEK is a discussion program broadcast on BBC Radio 4 which began in April 1970. The current presenter is the former BBC political editor Andrew Marr . The previous regular presenters were Richard Baker , Russell Harty , Melvyn Bragg and Jeremy Paxman . It is broadcast (usually) live on Monday mornings between 9.02am and 9.45am, and repeated in a shortened, edited version at 21.30 the same evening. Its guests typically come from the worlds of politics, journalism, science and the arts. Prior to Marr the programme had a number of regular secondary presenters including Ken Sykora , Kenneth Robinson (who began in 1971 during the Baker era ), Rosie Boycott , Catherine Bennett and Lisa Jardine . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Richard Baker (1970–1987) * 1.2 Russell Harty (1987–1988) * 1.3 Melvyn Bragg (1988–1998) * 1.4 Jeremy Paxman (1998–2002) * 1.5 Andrew Marr (2002–present) * 2 Awards * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYRICHARD BAKER (1970–1987)The original programme differed from its current form; for the first year or so it was entirely pre-recorded
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New German Cinema
NEW GERMAN CINEMA (German : Neuer Deutscher Film) is a period in German cinema which lasted from the late 1960s into the 1980s. It saw the emergence of a new generation of directors. Working with low budgets, and influenced by the French New Wave , such directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
, Werner Herzog , Alexander Kluge , Harun Farocki , Volker Schlöndorff , Helma Sanders-Brahms , Hans-Jürgen Syberberg , Margarethe von Trotta and Wim Wenders made names for themselves and produced a number of 'small' motion pictures that caught the attention of art house audiences, and enabled these directors (particularly Wenders and Schlöndorff) to create better-financed productions which were backed by the big US studios . However, most of the films were commercial failures and, by 1977, 80% of a budget for a typical German film was ensured by a subsidy. CONTENTS * 1 Origins of New German Cinema * 2 List of New German movies * 3 References * 4 Further reading ORIGINS OF NEW GERMAN CINEMAAs a reaction to the artistic and economic stagnation of German cinema, a group of young filmmakers issued the Oberhausen Manifesto on 28 February 1962
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (pronounced ; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright and theatre director, part of the New German Cinema movement. Although Fassbinder's career lasted less than fifteen years, he was highly prolific. He completed forty feature length films, two television film series, three short films , four video productions, twenty-four stage plays , and four radio plays . He had thirty-six acting roles in his own and others' films, and also worked as a cameraman , composer , designer , editor , and theater manager. Fassbinder died on 10 June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Beginnings * 3 Theater career * 4 Early films and acclaim * 5 Film career * 5.1 Avant-garde films (1969–1971) * 5.1.1 Love is Colder than Death (1969) * 5.1.2 Katzelmacher (1969) * 5.1.3 Gods of the Plague (1970) * 5.1.4 Why Does Herr R
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Margarethe Von Trotta
MARGARETHE VON TROTTA (born 21 February 1942) is a German film director who has been referred to as a "leading force" of the New German Cinema movement. Von Trotta boasts an impressive body of work that has won her awards all over the world in the last forty years. She was married to and collaborated with director Volker Schlöndorff . Although they made a successful team, von Trotta felt she was seen as secondary to Schlöndorff. Subsequently, she established a solo career for herself and became "Germany’s foremost female film director, who has offered the most sustained and successful female variant of _Autorenkino _ in postwar German film history." Certain aspects of von Trotta’s work have been compared to Ingmar Bergman’s features from the 1960s and 1970s. She says that it was thanks to Bergman's films that she "‘fell in love’ with the medium and its possibilities for representing inner psychic worlds." Von Trotta has been called "the world’s leading feminist filmmaker." The predominant aim of her films is to create new representations of women. Her films are concerned with relationships between and among women (sisters, best friends, etc.), as well as with relationships between women and men, and involve political setting. Nevertheless, she rejects the suggestion that she makes "women’s films"
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Volker Schlöndorff
VOLKER SCHLöNDORFF (born 31 March 1939) is a German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which also included Werner Herzog , Wim Wenders , Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
. He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d\'or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize -winning author Günter Grass . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Early film career * 3 International success as a filmmaker * 4 Hollywood and later career * 5 Personal life * 6 Filmography * 6.1 Features * 6.2 TV Movies * 6.3 Documentaries and shorts subjects * 7 Awards * 8 Cultural References * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links EARLY LIFE Volker Schlöndorff
Volker Schlöndorff
was born in Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden
, Germany
Germany
to the physician Dr. Georg Schlöndorff. In 1956 his family moved to Paris
Paris
, where Schlöndorff won awards at school for his work in philosophy. He graduated in political science at the Sorbonne
Sorbonne
, while at the same time studying film at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques, where he met Louis Malle
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Werner Schröter
WERNER SCHROETER (7 April 1945 – 12 April 2010) was a German film director , screenwriter, and opera director known for his stylistic excess. Schroeter was cited by Rainer Werner Fassbinder as an influence both on his own work and on German cinema at large. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Personal life * 3 Filmography * 4 Shorts * 5 Documentaries * 6 References * 7 External links LIFE AND CAREERSchroeter started out as an underground filmmaker in 1967. Garnering a small cult following, the director also made his mark on the international festival circuit. Defying categorization, his films lie somewhere between avant-garde and art cinema. Magdalena Montezuma was a German underground star that became his muse until her death in 1985. Other notable actors to star in his films include: Bulle Ogier
Bulle Ogier
, Carole Bouquet , and Isabelle Huppert . After attending the Film Festival at Knokke , Belgium in 1967, Schroeter made his first 8mm film, Maria Callas Portrait, that consisted of animated stills of Callas overlaid with the sound of her singing. Eika Katappa was his first feature, which mixes pop and opera. The film was self-financed and won the Joseph von Sternberg prize for “the most idiosyncratic film” at the 1969 Mannheim Film Festival
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Wim Wenders
ERNST WILHELM "WIM" WENDERS (German: ; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker , playwright , author , photographer , and a major figure in New German Cinema . Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature : for _Buena Vista Social Club _ (1999), about Cuban music culture, _Pina _ (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch , and _The Salt of the Earth _ (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado . One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama _Paris, Texas _ (1984), which also won the Palme d\'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including _ Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
_ (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes. He is considered to be an auteur director
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François Truffaut
Claude Jade (1968, fiancée) Fanny Ardant (1981-1984, 1 daughter) CHILDREN 3 daughters PARENT(S) Janine de Montferrand Roland Truffaut (stepfather) FRANçOIS ROLAND TRUFFAUT (French: ; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic , as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave . In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement. Unique in world cinema, the movie is followed over 20 years with classics Stolen Kisses , Bed and Board and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979. He also directed such other classics as Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules et Jim (1961), The Wild Child (1970), Two English Girls (1971), Day for Night (1973) and The Woman Next Door (1981). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Work * 6 Attitude towards other filmmakers * 7 Filmography * 7.1 Director: features * 7.2 Director: shorts and collaborations * 7.3 Screenwriter only * 7.4 Actor * 7.5 Producer only * 8 Bibliography * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links EARLY LIFETruffaut was born in Paris
Paris
on 6 February 1932
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