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Freak of the Week: Herzog Saves Phoenix

by Tony Nigro

If you haven’t already heard, Werner Herzog saved Joaquin Phoenix from a car accident.  Below is a reenactment.

Via Laughing Squid, where you can also see the interview that spawned the animation.  Did I mention David Lynch was involved?


Freak of the Week: The Super Bowl®

by Tony Nigro

I’m not a fan of football, but I am a fan of copyright infringement and film nerd humor.  This video has that and more.

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via Movie City Indie

Freak of the Week: Herzog Reads Curious George

by Tony Nigro

Werner Herzog speaks English like no one else — not like a native English speaker, nor like any native German speaker I’ve known. This impression is spot-on in terms of cadence and accent as well as the director’s flair for hyperbole, which resides somewhere in that uncomfortable demilitarized zone between Amazing Fact and Utter Bullshit.

In other primate news, BBC Two aired a film shot entirely by chimpanzees. There goes my career.

Learn to Be Herzog

by Lewis Manalo

Really? I read about Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in tandem with this promotional noise for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. But really?

It claims to be “not for the faint-hearted; it is for those who have travelled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs and wardens in a lunatic asylum, for those who are willing to learn about lockpicking or forging shooting permits in countries not favoring their projects. In short: for those who have a sense of poetry.” It doesn’t seem very oriented towards technique.

But do you really need Werner Herzog to tell you how to do anything if you’re the type of ruthless soul his film school is for? If you need Herzog to tell you how to lie, cheat, and steal to make film, you probably don’t have the cajones to lie, cheat, and steal to make a film.

Just make a damn movie if you feel like it. Why pay to attend someone else’s publicity stunt?