Unable to fit on the school bus, [André the Giant] was driven to school by playwright Samuel Beckett, a neighbor.
I always thought we have to intervene, create; we are film directors after all. At a conference in Amsterdam with 500 documentary film-makers, the topic was so hashed to death that I crumbled. I grabbed the microphone and said, “You cretins, we mustn’t be the flies on the wall, I want to be the hornet that stings!” There was an uproar and again I snatched the mike: “Happy New Year, Losers!” There was nothing more to say. Behind this, we’re now seeing dramatic changes in the relationship to reality, with reality TV, virtual reality and Photoshop. Everything can be created artificially and reality has be newly perceived, defined and understood – that is one of the tasks for film-makers.griph
Legendary film director Werner Herzog has his first encounter with a video game.
As I hold this controller in my hand I feel a connection with neanderthal man, as he crudely used tools to create fire, I use this tool to breath life into a Golem. A Golem who exists only in a virtual world. This transference of life astounds me. — Herzog, ibid