“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”
Happy birthday, Werner!
Errol Morris and Herzog hugging under a rainbow.
Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog travel down the Amazon looking for great wealth, both set to the music of Popol Vuh:
341. Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God: Favorite film out of Europe. Kinski’s madness and Herzog’s vision are both brilliant, but let’s give it up for Perucho! Little mother, two by two, wafts the wind on my hair.
342. Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo: I like Jason Robards and Mick Jagger, but no way could their combined talent best Klaus Kinski’s performance here. An incredible film where the making of, Burden of Dreams, might be more fascinating than the film itself. Regardless, they both have the highest recommendation.
Late 70s atmospheric masterpieces from Werner Herzog:
334. Werner Herzog’s Heart of Glass: One of Herzog’s least accessible films, it is mostly know for being the one where he hypnotized all the actors with the exception of the lead. The performances are mesmerizing and Popol Vuh’s score here might be their best in a Herzog film. Criminally underrated.
335. Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre: Kinski’s only in about, I don’t know, twenty minutes of the film, but his presence completely dominates it. Beautifully filmed shadows go along wonderfully with the lovely face of Isabelle Adjani.