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    Default Werner Herzog appears in the strangest places

    He was in The Boondocks, Jack Reacher and Rick & Morty and now he's in Star Wars. . . . Imagine telling people in the 70s that one day Werner Herzog would be in Star Wars.


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    Not so unexpected but I know he is in the 80s adaptation of Hard To Be A God (which I still haven't seen).


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    Do you watch any television?

    I do, I watch the news from different sources. Sometimes I see things that are completely against my cultural nature. I was raised with Latin and Ancient Greek and poetry from Greek antiquity, but sometimes, just to see the world I live in, I watch “WrestleMania.”

    An unexpected choice.

    You have to know what a good amount of the population is watching. Do not underestimate the Kardashians. As vulgar as they may be, it doesn’t matter that much, but you have to find some sort of orientation. As I always say, the poet must not close his eyes, must not avert them.

    So you’ve been watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians?”

    I’m starting to discover it. I’m curious; that’s my guiding principle.

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    I think he's bang on there.

    A lot of "cineastes" I think see this as him trolling. But he's right.

    Especially about WWE.

    I've not seen one of his movies in a while. Has he done any good ones? The last one I recall watching was Encounters at the End of the World, which I lapped up.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    not sure about new films, but good podcast here about his (excellent) book, 'Of walking in ice':

    https://www.backlisted.fm/episodes/1...zog-of-walking

    It's really good, highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I've not seen one of his movies in a while. Has he done any good ones? The last one I recall watching was Encounters at the End of the World, which I lapped up.
    Have you seen Grizzly Man?

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    Pretty much everything is worth at least one watch
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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    I find the films tend to have their moments but the documentaries are much better as a whole, something like Grizzly Man isn't half the slog that Aguirre or Stroszek is.

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    I've been meaning to watch the Netflix one on volcanoes for a while, but still haven't gotten round to it.


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    He's currently working on something about Fordlandia, Henry Ford's failed attempt to build a town in the Brazilian rainforest.

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    if you haven't seen it this is worth your time
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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