From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2008-02-01:
"...as there were no pilgrims around I hired two drunks from the next town and put them on the ice. One of them has his face right on the ice and looks like he is in very deep meditation. The accountant's truth: he was completely drunk and fell asleep, and we had to wake him up at the end of the take. It might seem like cheating, but it is not. Bells from the Deep is one of the most pronounced examples of what I mean when I say that only through invention and fabrication and staging can you reach a more intense level of truth that cannot otherwise be found." -- Werner Herzog, film director, quoted in the book Herzog on Herzog on making his film Bells from the Deep.
(submitted to the mailing list by Terry Labach)