Werner Herzog
DC 270 (901)

Marcus Schaefer

Latest additions

Screening of Invincible: Friday, 5/25, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/29 at 2pm in 708

Herzog interview with Roger Ebert (thanks Eric)

hw5 is online

Final Project is online

Web-page of the Writing Center

Homeworks and Notes

Written assignments will be available through this webpage. Written homework is due at the beginning of class and no later than 5 days after the deadline. If you hand in the homework late 10% will be taken off the score for each day.

hw due
hw1 4/4
hw2 4/18 (4/11)
hw3 5/2
hw4 5/9 and 5/16
hw5 5/30
Notes, etc.
Herzog presentation

Questions and Answers


Classes and office hours

The class meets W 5:45-9:00 in room 708 (Digitial Cinema Theater) of the CTI building..
My office hours are MW 4:00-5:30pm.

There will be screenings of the movies we discuss outside of class, time to be announced. Initial schedule for screenings (might change during the quarter).

Also, outside the screening times, the movie will be available for checkout at the cage (open at M-Th 10-10, F 10-6, Sa 10-3).

Week 1  
Week 2 Grizzly Man (Friday, 3/30, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday 4/3, at 2pm in 708)
Week 3 Lebenszeichen (Signs of Life, Thursday, 4/4, at 11am in 725, Tuesday, 4/10 at 2pm in 708)
Week 4 Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre: The Wrath of God) (Friday, 4/13, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 4/17 at 2pm in 708)
Week 5 Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (Friday, 4/20, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 4/24 at 2pm in 708)
Week 6 Herz aus Glas (Heart of Glass) (Friday, 4/27, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/1 at 2pm in 708)
Week 7 Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (Even Dwarfs Started Small) (Friday, 5/4, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/8 at 2pm in 708)
Week 8 Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (Friday, 5/11, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/15 at 2pm in 708)
Week 9 Stroszek (Friday, 5/18, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/22 at 2pm in 708)
Week 10 Invincible (Friday, 5/25, at 3pm in 708, Tuesday, 5/29 at 2pm in 708)

If you want to set up an appointment at another time, or simply ask a question,  send me an email at mschaefer@cdm.depaul.edu.


The official class syllabus.


The following texts are optional

Paul Cronin and Werner Herzog. Herzog on Herzog,
Faber & Faber, 2003.

James Monaco. How to read a film (available online for download),
Oxford University Press,

Grades and exams

Grading scheme: Final Paper: 40%, Homework/Quizzes: 50%; attendance/participation: 10%.

General Policies

Academic Honesty


An incomplete grade is given only for an exceptional reason such as a death in the family, a serious illness, etc. Any such reason must be documented. Any incomplete request must be made at least two weeks before the final, and approved by the Dean of the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Any consequences resulting from a poor grade for the course will not be considered as valid reasons for such a request.

Marcus Schaefer
Last updated: March 26th, 2007.