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.
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.