Werner Herzog interrupted

Wow: A not-to-be-missed two-part recap from Jim Emerson of the recent Conference on World Affairs screening of Werner Herzog’s mad brilliant Aguirre, The Wrath of God. It was “Cinema Interruptus” – a screening where anyone in the audience could call out “stop”, the film would be paused, and a question could be asked. Oh, how I wish I was there.

Part 1

Part 2

It’s one of those movies where the “making of” is almost more extraordinary than the story being told in the film itself.

Roger Ebert was there as well (and he’s the reason I first saw Aguirre, back in the dark ages of my life – it was his review that made me seek it out – he’s also included it in his Great Movies Series), and here is his re-cap.

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3 Responses to Werner Herzog interrupted

  1. Emily says:

    Somewhere in this post, a tag’s not closed and it’s making the rest of the blog below this all itali-screwy. Or, as Werner might say, ze cruel forces of HTML combined with the simplest of human erros can unleash chaos und despair in a once orderly universe.

  2. red says:

    Thanks Emily – argh, I fixed it!!

  3. DBW says:

    I can just imagine if I was at an event like that. “Eleven hours later, the credits ran…finally.”

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