Today was a bit of a dumpster fire – the Internet was giving us grief all day, which is more of a problem now than it was in the Time Before – but this is… nice. Not in a wishy-washy sense, but in an ‘everybody’s chill and cool right now and man but I’d like to grab a beer with Werner Herzog.” He seems like a Righteous Dude.
I was sent this with the usual warnings of This Way Lies Madness, and it’s obviously satirical, but I actually found the narration somewhat clever on its own terms, in a pretentious sort of way. Could we have derailed New German Cinema simply by having made sure that kids got read to by their parents? The mind boggles at the ease with which that movement could have been excised from history. Continue reading Where’s Waldo*, Werner Herzog?