- The faculty of the Rogue Film School, lecturing students in Taking an Insane Method Actor with a Messiah Complex into the Dark Heart of the South American Jungle 101.
Werner Herzog has never been one to back down
from a challenge
, and for that matter, neither have the young filmmakers
who are his fans and idolaters. Previously, these disciples of cinematic truth could only dream about matching the achievements of their messiah of film, but thankfully, after years of listening to them speak in tongues and German accents, Werner Herzog has answered their prayers. The Rogue Film School
, in Los Angeles, is set to open sometime next year, and plans to teach participants, among other things, how to be Werner Herzog, as taught by Werner Herzog. If you've got 25 bucks, and are 18 years of age, you can apply to go there for a weekend seminar, and if you get in, then it will only cost you 1,450 more of those bucks. Although it is unclear just what one will learn there, under the direct tutelage of the 'Zog, the Rogue most certainly "will not teach anything technical related to film-making," and seems instead to center its mission on "poetry" and the "ecstasy of truth..." The site goes on to say:
Related, but more practical subjects, will be the art of lockpicking. Traveling on foot. The exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully. The athletic side of filmmaking. The creation of your own shooting permits. The neutralization of bureaucracy. Guerrilla tactics. Self reliance.
Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth.
Well, whatever happens, we can only hope that there will be a course on how to sport this badass 'stache and stare poignantly at the camera while doing so.