Thursday, August 21, 2008

Show me a director as tough as Werner Herzog

I'm heading to the Robinson Film Center tonight to catch "Encounters at the End of the World" (5:25 p.m.). It's directed by Werner Herzog, who's coincidentally in New Orleans filming "Bad Lieutenant."

Herzog is among my favorite directors if only for his fearlessness and choice of subject matter ("Grizzly Man," "Stroszek," "Aguirre, Wrath of God," etc.).

He also knows how to take a punch. During this TV interview in Los Angeles, he mysteriously gets shot by a air-rifle sniper.

Later, when they're at a safe location, what does a still-bleeding Herzog say?

"It's not a significant bullet."


chris jay said...

"Is there insanity among these penguins?"

Alexandyr Kent said...

Apparently, yes, and they're heading into the interior.

Baily said...

I see your Herzog, and raise you Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood is the man.

Alexandyr Kent said...

What's so tough about Dirty Harry?

Herzog worked with Klaus Kinski.

Alexandyr Kent said...

OK, OK, before you Google, Eastwood and Kinski worked together in "For a Few Dollars More."

And to Eastwood's credit, he taught Clyde the "right turn."

I think I need to do a LaMovBlog version of Celebrity Death Match.

(Kinski would kill them all.)

baily said...

Hahaha. Yeah, I bet Kinski would take them both.

Alexandyr Kent said...

And I'd be destroyed by all three.