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Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 5:54 pm
by jancso
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Lessons in Darkness

These are two of his lesser known movies but I think both are exceptional. Nosferatu the Vampyre is a bit slow at times, but has a very interesting approach to the horror film. Lessons in Darkness is one of the most nightmarish documetaries I've seen.

Re: Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:21 am
by gratefultiger
dear jancso teell me of lessos in darness is it the "kuwait"film? kinski is so good in nosferatu a great re working of murnaus classic

Re: Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 4:48 pm
by jancso
Yeah, it's the Kuwait film.

It was a real love-or-hate film among the critics.

Re: Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:33 am
by bigpoppa_2059
"lesser known" yeah, right. Every one and their mother know about Herzog's remake of Murnau's classic. But "Aguiurre: Warth of God" and "Fitzcarraldo" are his two best films I think. "Nosferatu" suceeds in its mission, but nothing beyond that.

Re: Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:26 am
by Mr. West
Yeah, I think W.H.'s 'Nosferatu' really had none of the charm of the 1920s film. Why try to remake such a great film anyway? My favorite Herzog is 'Every Man for Himself and God Against All' (a.k.a. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser).

What's this Kuwait film about (plotwise)?

Re: Two from Herzog

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:56 am
by bigpoppa_2059
I read that Herzog was raptured and under the spell of the original 1922 classic, that he spent 3 months looking for the exact locations where Murnau shot his film and studied the area intently.