Sunset GunShots

Sunset Gunshots

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"It was almost an animal presence that he had. I learned something special from him from his physicality. I later called it the ‘Kinski Spiral’ meaning an appearance from behind the camera. If you enter the scene from the side, showing your profile and then face the camera, there is no tension. He developed something. Standing next to the tripod, he would twist his leg around and this way his body had to spiral itself organically into the picture. If you were the camera, he would position himself right next to it and twist into frame. This created a mysterious, disturbing tension."  - Werner Herzog on Klaus Kinski

"It was almost an animal presence that he had. I learned something special from him from his physicality. I later called it the ‘Kinski Spiral’ meaning an appearance from behind the camera. If you enter the scene from the side, showing your profile and then face the camera, there is no tension. He developed something. Standing next to the tripod, he would twist his leg around and this way his body had to spiral itself organically into the picture. If you were the camera, he would position himself right next to it and twist into frame. This created a mysterious, disturbing tension."  - Werner Herzog on Klaus Kinski

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