A first round of reviews has just come back for my new book, A SHORT HISTORY OF NUCLEAR FOLLY. Please follow the link below to see an interview with me
on the BBC WORLD NEWS: http://vimeo.com/65658568
and a 1 hour reading on C-SPAN: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/312985-1
An eclectic, innovative approach to the bureaucratization of creativity during the Cold War.” —The Los Angeles Review of Books
“Unflinching… Let’s just say that Herzog’s use of the word ’folly’ is an understatement.” —The Village Voice, Spring 2013 Arts Guide
“It is arguably not possible to imagine human stupidity on a grander scale than what Rudolph Herzog has stockpiled in his new book.” —The Brooklyn Rail
My new film THE AGENT has received some very favorable reviews. For your information, some press quotes are included below:
"There's no better way to tell a story... a little masterpiece"
WESTDEUTSCHE ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
"Rudolph Herzog's documentary offers deep insights into the world of East-West espionage with all its turmoils."
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
"A film like a movie thriller. Rudolph Herzog grippingly tells the life story of Werner Stiller who was given a new identity by the CIA." Rating: 6 of 6 stars
NEUE OSNABRÜCKER ZEITUNG
"Filmaker Rudolph Herzog succeeds in putting across the full drama of this daring adventure [...] In the stillness of one's sitting-room, one is nothing short of amazed - and how often is one truly astonished in front of the television?"
Now this is fun. Just for once a reality programme concept that truly delivers, and this opening episode builds to an enthralling climax. What really makes the show is the gang‘s terrific characters, particularly Peter Scott,a modern-day Raffles. [...] you won‘t want to miss a minute.
- MAIL ON SUNDAY
THE HEIST was one of those near-perfect TV formats that rarely surface.
It should have been on BBC1 on Saturday primetime.
- THE INDEPENDENT
„a thrilling book and a lavish documentary“
- DER SPIEGEL
"a concise, compelling book"
a myth regained
"A sardonic, little-known history of misguided, accidental and irresponsible uses of nuclear technology"
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
An enjoyable three-part series from producer David Glover
(„The Tourist Trap“) and director Rudolph Herzog (son of Werner)
which pits five of „the most dastardly criminals ever recruited“
against the security of four „major institutions“.
- THE GUARDIAN
a symphony of pristine images
Film of the Year.
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