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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

A film by Les Blank. German film producer Werner Herzog is shown as he prepares to eat his shoe because of a lost bet. Herzog claimed he would "eat his shoe" if Errol Morris ever actually made one of the films he was forever talking about. Stung to action, Morris directed the highly acclaimed Gates of Heaven. True to his word Herzog is shown here keeping his promise as he expounds upon the art of filmmaking, expressing the belief that people must have "the guts to attempt what they dream of." Dist.: Flower Films.1980. 20 min.
See also:
Other films by Les Blank with notable food scenes, including Dry Wood (; ), Puamana (), Sprout Wings And Fly (; ), Burden Of Dreams (), In Heaven There Is No Beer (), Ziveli! (; ), Spend It All ()
See also:Roger Ebert on Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe