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Heart of Glass ( German : Herz aus Glas ) is a 1976 German film directed and produced by Werner Herzog , set in 18th century Bavaria . The film was written by Herzog, based partly on a story by Herbert Achternbusch . The main character is Hias, based on the legendary Bavarian prophet Mühlhiasl .

The setting is an 18th-century Bavarian town with a glassblowing factory that produces a brilliant red ruby glass . When the master glass blower dies, the secret to producing the ruby glass is lost. The local Baron and factory owner is obsessed with the ruby glass and believes it to have magical properties. With the loss of the secret, he soon descends into madness along with the rest of the townspeople. The main character is Hias, a seer from the hills, who predicts the destruction of the factory in a fire.

During shooting, almost all of the actors performed while under hypnosis . Every actor in every scene was hypnotized, with the exception of the character Hias and the professional glassblowers who appear in the film. The hypnotized actors give very strange performances, which Herzog intended to suggest the trance-like state of the townspeople in the story. Herzog provided the actors with most of their dialogue, memorised during hypnosis. However, many of the hypnotised actors' gestures and movements occurred spontaneously during filming. [1]

Heart of Glass ( German : Herz aus Glas ) is a 1976 German film directed and produced by Werner Herzog , set in 18th century Bavaria . The film was written by Herzog, based partly on a story by Herbert Achternbusch . The main character is Hias, based on the legendary Bavarian prophet Mühlhiasl .

The setting is an 18th-century Bavarian town with a glassblowing factory that produces a brilliant red ruby glass . When the master glass blower dies, the secret to producing the ruby glass is lost. The local Baron and factory owner is obsessed with the ruby glass and believes it to have magical properties. With the loss of the secret, he soon descends into madness along with the rest of the townspeople. The main character is Hias, a seer from the hills, who predicts the destruction of the factory in a fire.

During shooting, almost all of the actors performed while under hypnosis . Every actor in every scene was hypnotized, with the exception of the character Hias and the professional glassblowers who appear in the film. The hypnotized actors give very strange performances, which Herzog intended to suggest the trance-like state of the townspeople in the story. Herzog provided the actors with most of their dialogue, memorised during hypnosis. However, many of the hypnotised actors' gestures and movements occurred spontaneously during filming. [1]

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"Heart of Glass" is a song by American New Wave band Blondie. Featured on the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines, it was released as a single in 1979 and topped the charts in several countries, most notably in the United Kingdom and United States.

Heart of Glass ( German : Herz aus Glas ) is a 1976 German film directed and produced by Werner Herzog , set in 18th century Bavaria . The film was written by Herzog, based partly on a story by Herbert Achternbusch . The main character is Hias, based on the legendary Bavarian prophet Mühlhiasl .

The setting is an 18th-century Bavarian town with a glassblowing factory that produces a brilliant red ruby glass . When the master glass blower dies, the secret to producing the ruby glass is lost. The local Baron and factory owner is obsessed with the ruby glass and believes it to have magical properties. With the loss of the secret, he soon descends into madness along with the rest of the townspeople. The main character is Hias, a seer from the hills, who predicts the destruction of the factory in a fire.

During shooting, almost all of the actors performed while under hypnosis . Every actor in every scene was hypnotized, with the exception of the character Hias and the professional glassblowers who appear in the film. The hypnotized actors give very strange performances, which Herzog intended to suggest the trance-like state of the townspeople in the story. Herzog provided the actors with most of their dialogue, memorised during hypnosis. However, many of the hypnotised actors' gestures and movements occurred spontaneously during filming. [1]

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"Heart of Glass" is a song by American New Wave band Blondie. Featured on the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines, it was released as a single in 1979 and topped the charts in several countries, most notably in the United Kingdom and United States.

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The elusiveness of Heart of Glass makes it something of a disappointment. But it is too mysteriously lovely to be regarded as a failure.


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