Screening Log #41: Into the Abyss (2011)

Written and Directed by Werner Herzog           Capital punishment is something that I have never quite seen the point of. Beyond the moral and ethical reasons as to why it doesn’t make sense, the purported effects of it, whether they be financial (cutting the cost of funding a life sentence for … Continue reading

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Dracula (1992): Dracula, In Medias Resurrected

Nosferatu the Vampyr (1979) Written by Werner Herzog based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker Directed by Werner Herzog Starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, and Bruno Ganz Dracula (1992) Written by James V. Hart based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, … Continue reading

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Homo Cinematicus: Culture and the Abyss of Time

I am guided through my first foray into 3D films by the dulcet tones of Werner Herzog and his typically mesmerizing, if potentially problematic, brand of documentary film-making.

Screening Log #12: Cobra Verde (1987)

Written by Werner Herzog based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin Directed by Werner Herzog Starring Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy       The final film collaboration between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski returns to many thematic and visual leitmotifs that accompany the peculiarly singular body of Herzog’s work. Herzog employs, in places, a … Continue reading

Screening Log #10 Summary Sept. 19th – Nov. 7th 2010

Alright. All has been quiet here on the blogging front for ohhhhhh we’ll call it 2 months. I have not stopped watching films. I have, however, been in class and have had my first job teaching as well (well, teaching assisting anyway) replete with over 50 brilliant and creative students whose work I am responsible … Continue reading