Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Werner Herzog and Verisimilitude

There now exists, in this universe and in countless parallel ones, a youtube video in which famously lugubrious filmmaker Werner Herzog reads Curious George -- or rather reads into would be closer to the mark.

That's almost enough to make life worth living for several more minutes -- almost -- but I prefer Werner Herzog's read of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel even more because I have more vivid memories of it than of the particular Curious George tale given the Herzog. "She is like a beaten dog who still loves her master, as he is all she has ever known" -- true to the classic story, and to the style of Herzog: