Tag Archives: werner herzog

January 06

Life Itself – A broad brushtroke over a fascinating life. (Film Review)

When a man who devoted such a large and important part of his life to examining our relationship to the image, it is no small thing that he allows a documentary to be made that broadly and intimately exhibits his later-in-life deformity as a result of massive thyroid surgery. In fact Life Itself remains quite […]

February 12

Whity – Fassbinder and the dark side of the Western. (film Review)

How interesting to see Whity just two weeks after I saw Django Unchained.  Both Fassbinder and Tarantino pay homage / deconstruct the Western in the two films, while Tarantino goes the Blacksploitation route and Fassbinder goes the gay/subteranean-fucked-up-route.  It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that I preferred Whity.  It displays […]

My son My son what have ye done – Lynch and Herzog team up.

“I mean I’m not going to take your vitamin pills, I’m not going to drink your herbal tea, I’m not going to the sweat lodge with a hundred-and-eight year-old Native American who reads Hustler magazines and smokes cool cigarettes. I’m not going to discover my boundaries; I am going to stunt my inner growth and […]

Stroszek: Herzog and the ultimate road trip

Ultimate road trip is right! I just finished watching Stroszek. It’s been an odd Herzog week for me. First I saw Heart of Glass and now Stroszek. Bruno S will be in all my dreams this week. Not sure that’s such a good thing. I did speak about the interesting arrival of Bruno S into […]

Heart of Glass – Herzog hypnotizes everyone.

I’ve just watched Heart of Glass. You know the one – the Herzog film where he hypnotizes his entire cast. Everyone, except for the mystic who plays the central role and (thankfully) the professional glass blowers in the film, are hypnotized before their scene. This gives the film a totally bizarre feel, as if the […]

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: How do your smarts measure up?

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, originally titled Everyman for himself and God against them all (a much better title I think) is a film by Werner Herzog based on the real life story of Kaspar Hauser, a boy of seventeen who turns up in a village square in Nuremberg after having lived in a cellar […]