Trailer for Herzog's Doc 'Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin'
"It's in the landscape… landscape of his soul." Music Box Films has released the official trailer for Werner Herzog's latest documentary film, called Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin. This originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and went on to play at the Telluride Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Vancouver Film Festival. When travel writer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Now thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life. His deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, featuring archival discoveries, clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal / tribal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. I'm usually always interested in watching Herzog's documentaries, no matter what they are about.
Official trailer (+ poster) for Herzog's doc Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin, on YouTube:
Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Bruce Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin is directed by prolific German filmmaker Werner Herzog, director of many docs including Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Into the Abyss, Lo & Behold, Into the Inferno, and Meeting Gorbachev previously. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and also played at Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Telluride Film Festival. Music Box will release Herzog's Nomad doc in select US theaters starting April 8th this spring. For more, head to the film's official website.
Oh, I like Chatwin's work. And I'm happy I still haven't read all of it ...
shiboleth on Mar 4, 2020
Really? I've never heard of the guy and can't say I've read anything in the genre of travel books. Am I missing something? I'll watch this documentary film because it's by Herzog and maybe it'll educate me a little about his man and the genre he wrote in. We'll see. Cheers.
thespiritbo on Mar 4, 2020
He was unusal writer and person and made very insightful books about people, life and places he saw and visited. Not really some standard travel book genre. I definitely recommend him...
shiboleth on Mar 5, 2020
Thanks, shiboleth. I read so much and always have and now doubly so since I retired and live a laid back easy going life now. I read, read, read. Like I said, travel books and that whole genre have never interested me, but I'll perhaps follow your suggestion here. Thanks.
thespiritbo on Mar 5, 2020
Here is one of the possible introductions in his work: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/t-magazine/bruce-chatwin.html I read some of his stuff when I was younger and it kept me interested all these years. As I said before, nothing standard about it, a man that decided not to alien himself from the world we all live in. He used the possibility to travel to do more, much more than just impress people with sightseeings. I think that Herzog is trying to show just that ...
shiboleth on Mar 6, 2020
Thanks for the link, shiboleth.
thespiritbo on Mar 6, 2020
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