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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (2003)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2003 Wide

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A short film exactly described by its title. German film director Herzog had made a bet with fledgling director Errol Morris that, if Morris made a film, Herzog would eat his shoe. Morris went on to film 'Gates of Heaven', so Herzog kept his promise. While eating the boiled shoe, Herzog carries on a dialogue with the film premier audience on film, art, and life.

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Documentary, Drama, Special Interest, Cult Movies

Werner Herzog

May 10, 2005

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The title of this short film pretty much says it all.

When Errol Morris was still a fledgling director, he was given encouragement by Werner Herzog who told him that, if he completed a a feature film, he would eat one of his own shoes.

Well, Morris made that film (Gates of Heaven), and Herzog, a man of his word, made good on the bet, which was captured by Les Blank, who, spurred by his experience here, agreed to follow Herzog into the jungle to capture the making of Fitzcarraldo, and that project became Blank's film Burden of Dreams.

When I say the title says it all, I'm not kidding. There's a bit more to it than that, mostly stuff that illustrates Herzog's personality and beliefs, but this really is pretty straightforward.

To put it in just a few words: this is odd, charming, and pure Werner Herzog.
December 15, 2012
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Chris Weber

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You've got to hand it to him, he's a man of his word! There is more to it than just a guy eating a shoe though, it?s a form of encouragement. I will make a film one day Mr Herzog, really i will! 5 stars, because I think Werner is brilliant!
October 1, 2009
SirPant

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Werner Herzog pledged to Erol Morris that if Morris finished a film, then Herzog would eat his shoe. Morris continued to make Gates oh Heaven, and Herzog is a man of his word. I actually prefer this to Gates of Heaven, which Herzog would say is rubbish opinion, but this was just so funny and entertaining. I actually wanted to be in the audience of Herzog eating his shoe. Twenty minutes was not enough, I could watch this again at any given time, enjoyable little documentary. But opposite of what I did I would recommend watching this before Gates of Heaven.
August 24, 2013
Daniel Dolgin

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The title truly says it all.
July 9, 2008
Naesssal

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