About the Memoir by Werner Herzog Titled “Every Man for Himself and God Against All”

From a Wall Street Journal story by Emily Bobrow headlined “Werner Herzog Calls His 70-Plus Films a Distraction. Instead You Should Read His Book.”:

Werner Herzog is renowned for his strange and novel filmmaking—and for the lengths to which he’ll go to get a shot. In “Fitzcarraldo,” his 1982 film about an opera-loving madman who hauls a steamship over a mountain in pursuit of rubber in the Amazonian jungle, Herzog had his crew haul an actual 320-ton boat on pulleys over a muddy mountain in the Amazon, even though a Brazilian engineer quit after warning that it was too dangerous. “I swear to God it’s not a special effect,” says Herzog, who disdains them. “Audiences can tell right away.”