Tag Archives: Werner Herzog

3 things about Werner Herzog’s INTO THE INFERNO

Into the Inferno [2016] 1. Chicken Church. 2. After an explosion, never turn your back on the crater. Look up for volcanic bombs. 3. “This boiling mass is just monumentally indifferent to scurrying roaches, retarded reptiles, and vapid humans alike.”

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World [2016] 1. The historic computer has its own scent. 2. Werner volunteers himself for a one-way ticket to Mars. 3. “Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.” It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Les Blank’s BURDEN OF DREAMS

Burden of Dreams [1982] 1. Three boats, two of which are stuck on sandbars during the longest dry spell in recorded history. 2. “The trees here are in misery. The birds are in misery. I don’t think they sing. They … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO

Fitzcarraldo [1982] 1. Champagne for the horses. 2. He unties the captain. “Now we really need some Italian opera. Don’t you agree?” 3. The scenery, stowed in various boats and canoes, floats down the river.

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser [1974] 1. He jerks his hand back from the flame. Silently, he begins to cry. 2. The professor cannot accept his question. 3. He pictures a caravan crossing the Sahara. Flickering, super 8 footage. Am … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS

Cave of Forgotten Dreams [2010] 1. A gallery of horses. One has its mouth open. You can almost hear it whinny. 2. On the cave’s floor: the footprint of an eight-year-old boy next to the footprint of a wolf. Was … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD

Aguirre: The Wrath of God [1972] 1. Rusty helmet, long and greasy brown-blond hair. 2. They pick at the algae growing between the logs of the raft and eat it. 3. He stares with trepidation at the squirming monkey. Looking as … Continue reading

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