Time‘s Steve Snyder sits down for an interview with Werner Herzog, available in print and also as a video, to talk about the filmmaker’s new book “Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo,” put together from the journal he kept during production of the film. There’s much signature Herzog verbiage: “I have enough stability inside of me to not be traumatized. If I were a soldier, I would not be the one to come back with posttraumatic stress disorder, because I think I have fortified myself with enough philosophy.”
On that note, Sandwich Films imagines a Werner Herzog cooking show, below, a concept that seems niche enough to destroy any potential viral video future, but which includes a decent Herzog imitator proffering a few more than decent faux Herzogisms: “There was a tree that had to be moved out of our path… it took ten men sixteen hours. But then I just went around it.” The video’s Jim Jarmusch is less successful, but you actually conceive of what a good Jarmusch impersonation would entail?