Tag Archives: Werner Herzog

Kinski’s Beast

I saw a preview screening of Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast film based on their classic 1991 animated adaptation of the 18th century fairy tale. Fans of the Disney cartoon will find a lot to like here. It’s not as good or as groundbreaking as the animated movie, but it does justice to [...]

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Werner’s Vampyre

We’ve just begun to experience the first cooler days in awhile here in Nashville, and the drop in temperature has put me in mind of autumn and Halloween. It’s too early for aisles of orange and black in the grocery stores, but they’ve already turned their leaves. It’s too early for costume store ads, but [...]

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Bukowski Goes Hollywood

25 years ago Charles Bukowski published Hollywood — the poet’s fictional account of adapting the screenplay of his novel Barfly for film. This all gets a little meta, but Buk wrote a screenplay adaptation of his novel and then adapted his experience of making the Barbet Schroeder film — featuring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway [...]

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Werner Herzog on The South Bank Show

Following up on my last post, here is a great link for those of you who’d like to know more about Werner Herzog, his films and ideas. The South Bank Show was a UK arts television series that aired from 1978 through 2010. This episode aired in 1982 and features a young, dark haired Werner [...]

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Don’t Text Werner Herzog

The latest documentary by the great German filmmaker Werner Herzog doesn’t examine the life of some extraordinary outsider or recast found-footage into an idiosyncratic, philosophical narrative. What’s most surprising about this latest project is that it’s essentially a PSA, but, of course, one executed with the poetry and illumination we’ve come to expect from the [...]

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Adieu to a Poet of Film

When we were recording the latest episode of the Coincidence Control Network podcast, we got off on so many tangents that we only got through about half of the topics we’d planned to touch on. It was a lively episode so no foul, but there was one bit of news that I felt we should [...]

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