Prehistoric Cave With a Hornet on the Wall

The director Werner Herzog remembers being about 12 years old when he saw, and was transfixed by, a picture of a horse on the cover of a book about Paleolithic art, displayed in the window of a bookstore in the isolated Bavarian village where he lived. Ever since, even as he was making films like “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” and “Nosferatu,” that image “has engaged me and haunted my mind,” he said. “It has never left me.”

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Jeremy Winn
3.4
by Jeremy Winn - Apr. 26, 2011

This is a very interesting story. Everyone knows about the infamous horse painting in the caves, and for someone to do a documentary on it is quite compelling. I really liked that this article told the readers some of the conditions he had to do when shooting the documentary.

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