Thursday, July 19, 2007

Even the Stars Are a Mess


I enjoyed Dana Stevens’ recent review in Slate of Rescue Dawn, Werner Herzog’s new film. I particularly enjoyed her link to what she calls “this unforgettable clip” from Les Blank’s documentary about Herzog, Burden of Dreams. It must be 25 years since I saw Burden of Dreams, but I’ve never forgotten that scene either. I probably disagree with everything Herzog says in that interview, but it still shows why, perhaps more than any other living filmmaker, he makes movies that are poetry.

1 comment:

Diane K. Martin said...

I was just thinking -- so does Wim Wenders. Something about the Germans?

And yes, I will post on the blog one of these days, I promise.