herzog is someone i used to be a superfan of, i still love some of the films, especially strosek and even dwarves... but something happened and i can't deal with him now.
I spent a long time wanting to like him more than I did. He has his moments, but I think I've been bored by pretty much everything I've ever seen of his. There's something sloppy and amateurish about him, and not in an endearing way.
That was on telly a couple of days ago. I watched it, too hungover to move.Aguirre is still my number one film, but maybe that's because it is Klaus Kinski + Herzog, but as for now... what happened?
It's an entertaining documentary, he shows sensitivity when he could have played the tape of the bear eating poor deluded Timothy, I confess I enjoyed it...but that's when it all changed - lots and lots of people enjoyed it, he becomes a household name, and transforms into a parody of himself palatable to mass media, the man who would eat his own shoe or embark on some arduous trek across some mountains is gone, replaced by a caricature of himself... my loss of faith occurred when visiting my mother, who like a massive number of other woman of a certain age loves the novels of Lee Childe, featuring the OAP heartthrob "Jack Reacher", a one man A-team who, only equipped with a toothbrush, rids the small town of all evil..so when she put on the Jack Reacher film ( starring Tom Cruise as the 6 foot seven hero - "height is only a metaphor" according to the author of the bestselling series after he accepted the Hollywood dollars ) and the evil mastermind villain was revealed to be... Werner Herzog.. mixed emotions...
Canetti !Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power
Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
Frank O Hara, Complete Poems
The Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare (a cheat, I guess, as, like all scholars, I really read the Ardens...)
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls
Henry Miller, The Rosy Crucifixion
J K Huysmans, En Route
Jane Austen, Persuasion
Joseph Heller, Good as Gold
That was hard. Also, I'm surprised by the number of novels I love!