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How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck... (1976)

How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (original title)
Herzog examines the world championships for cattle auctioneers, his fascination with a language created by an economic system, and compares it to the lifestyle of the Amish, who live nearby.

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Herzog examines the world championships for cattle auctioneers, his fascination with a language created by an economic system, and compares it to the lifestyle of the Amish, who live nearby. Written by <mikewittr@aol.com>

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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)

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Werner Herzog documentary about cattle auctioneers is rather strange to say the least. We really don't learn anything about the actual auctioneers except how they got into the business. It seems Herzog's main interest is just listening to them speak their fast talk and asking them what it means when they say it slowed down.

I've seen quite a few of Herzog's documentaries and this one isn't the best but he has many great ones out there.

You can buy this film from Herzog's website.


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