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I Believe In Werner Herzog

July 25, 2013

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(Photos by Theo Constantinou of Paradigm magazine)

Belief that

reality is illusion

masked behind dreams.  

This haiku was originally written by Paradigm magazine‘s Theo Constantinouto to stand alone as the words to accompany his ‘I Believe in Werner Herzog’ photograph series.

Werner Herzog, if you weren’t sure, is arguably one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema (according to the Internet,) who Roger Ebert once said, “has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular.”

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Asked to write an essay further examining what he thought had led to the sentence “I Believe In Werner Herzog” being written on walls – and stairs (among many other places, I’m sure) – all over Philly by the magazine, Sang Bleu, Theo gave the following, very thoughtful response…

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“This is why, I Believe in Werner Herzog…

It is our duty to chronicle who we are, to realize our dreams and articulate them without compromise. This message is for those who feel as though they have become just another spoke in the ever turning wheel. Do not lose hope because I believe that I share the same dreams as you…”

Read Theo’s full essay (it’s brilliant!) over at Sang Bleu, HERE!

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