Wednesday, June 03, 2009

netflixed



"I didn't go to Antarctica to make another damned penguin movie," Werner Herzog says early in the film. He also says the research base he visits contains "abominations such as an aerobics studio and a Yoga clinic." I love Werner Herzog for just this reason--the things he says. He could make an interesting documentary about paint drying. He meets and interviews a lot of freaks at the bottom of the world. Some of them make Klaus Kinski seem tame.

Also excited about:


It's excerpted in this month's Harper's.

4 comments:

Swanksalot said...

Don't know if you heard, but Herzog has an update of Bad Lieutenant set in New Orleans, in post-production right now. Nicolas Cage in the Harvey Keitel role. Talk about out-of-left field…

Nyarlathotep said...

That is completely bizarre. I can see the ending now: Nick Cage and a shotgun and some dancing chickens.

Swanksalot said...

I hope Herzog gets lots and lots of cash for this film, enough to do several more cheap films like Encounters at the End of the World.

Actually added the original Bad Lt to my queue; don't remember much about it, other than I think I stopped watching about 2/3 of the way in. Maybe the years will be kind.

And I've probably said this before, but whatever. Often my favorite part of a Herzog film is listening to his director's commentary. Can almost imitate his diction, but not quite. Need more practice (watched Enigma of Kasper Hauser recently)…

Silenus said...

You are a linguist on a continent without language.