he's just trying to win his bet about mentioning "the jungle" in every film he makes"This was once a forest before it was covered with oil. Everything that looks like water is in actuality oil. Ponds and lakes are spread out all over the land. The oil is treacherous because it reflects the sky. The oil is trying to disguise itself as water."
he's just trying to win his bet about mentioning "the jungle" in every film he makes
There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have conceived it. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It is not that I hate it, I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment." ― Werner Herzog, Burden of Dreams
"In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel." ― Werner Herzog
December 8, 1980: "The jungle is obscene. Everything about it is sinful, for which reason the sin does not stand out as sin."
Werner Herzog : [On the jungle] Kinski always says it's full of erotic elements. I don't see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It's just - Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotical here.
I really like Castaway – it's one of those films that if I turned on the TV and it was on I'd end up watching it.
As a dyed-in-wool sentimentalist the theme absolutely "reks" me as the kids who are no longer even kids say.
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you cry over a volleyball."
Yeah, I have the Criterion edition too. And nah, not yet. A few people have been telling me to see it, but I haven't gotten round to it yet. I liked First Reformed.I was able to get the criterion edition from a record store in Chicago.
Have you seen his latest film, The Card Counter? I may have mentioned it here before, but I think you'd like it.
Apparently it's a combination of Ordet, Winter Light and Diary of a Country Priest along with Schrader's own input.Haven't seen First Reformed yet, but I liked Winter Light, and the premise I think is one that can be explored a few ways, if they are as similar as I think they are.