July 3, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST
by --- Emperor ---
Damn you to hell
July 3, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST
by --- Emperor ---
I broke my First Post Virginity... Damn, I feel different already... :-)
July 3, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST
The Loch Ness team made another movie, a really good one, called "The Grand". Herzog plays the scary german that has to kill one cute and cuddly animal a day as an addiction.
July 3, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST
by --- Emperor ---
Oh powers that be...FILL ME WITH YOUR INSPIRATIONS OF GREATNESS...FILL MY BLOOD WITH EVERY DROP OF YOUR DIVINITY....
July 3, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST
by Nuking the Fridge
Too many re-makes. Not much else to say about re-making this. What is the point? There is just nothing else to say. And after Rescue Dawn, a fucken PG-13 Vietnam War movie. I have no desire to see this filmaker's view on an already classic 90's film.
July 3, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST
by Nuking the Fridge
If they were to throw in Michael Wincott, and Tom Sizemore, I would indeed be very tempted to see this.
July 3, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
Damn you to hell!!!
July 3, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST
His dues are paid in full. He's a legend. Hey kids, want ten years worth of Film Theory class in fifteen minutes? Watch Les Blank's "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe". Every word out of his mouth is fucking gold. Holy War, indeed...
July 3, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST
That's the kind of malarky they're going to feed us, with this non sequel non remake, sequel remake
July 3, 2008, 1:29 a.m. CST
Will it be good? Probably not. Will it be interesting? Oh hell yeah. Also, I don't really understand Beaks' slamming Herzog. Now that officially his work is experiencing a resurgence you feel the need to shit all over it in order to look cool?
July 3, 2008, 1:59 a.m. CST
...glad to seek you share a similar sentiment Beaks. But you put it much more eloquently. It isn't hate so much as apprehension and the fact that unlike some people, I don't adhere to the idea that Herzog can do no wrong. I can't help but think that those who do think he is some sort of deity must be first year film students still trying to earn their movie "cred".
July 3, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST
after Bale finishes, how screw ywould it be for Kilmer to get in that suit again? yikes!
July 3, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST
I got it at the video store next to the NuArt in LA. It's designed to look like an old Danzig Tee, but instead it says, HERZOG. They have a whole bunch of different European filmmakers names in 80's metal logo style.
July 3, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST
by Mullah Omar
Seriously, there is NO FREAKING WAY that this film can be as bizarrely cool as it is shaping up. I'm worried about the SNAKES ON A PLANE effect where the idea of the film ends up being better than the final product.
July 3, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
By which I mean it's a tad snarky and attempts to place some sort of distance of credibility between you and your readers. Maybe "your readers" isn't exactly an accurate term for what you and most of the CHUD staff seem to imagine is a swarming horde of kids with no film education who are discovering all your favorite films at an alarming rate, but only for the purposes of name dropping them. The "You've Got It All Wrong" series was a good example of this, as legitimate arguments were sidelined to take cheap shots at the fanbase for the film being discussed. Read this sentence, please: "Unfortunately, the newfangled Herzog worship tends to stop at RESCUE DAWN - and the fact that he's so unflappable and German!" This is what I'm talking about, conjecture that is only in your writeup to prove you are in the cool kids club. Part of the reason why I kind of prefer AICN to CHUD is that everyone around here is so positive all the time, and you really get the sense that the contributors love film. I stopped getting that at CHUD recently, if you want my opinion summed up better than I can muster read Vern's thoughts on your Indy 4 tag-team post mortem throwdown or whatever. They can be found in his Indy 4 review. Quint's Movie A Day, Moriarty's One Thing I Love Today, Harry's orgasmic reviews, these guys all love to share their appreciation for the treasures they find and the classics we should already know about. You're a good writer, I just find the whole "I'm more knowledgeable than you" critical stance really obnoxious. Just some constructive criticism for you there Friendo. P.S. while most of his best films (some of which I consider among the best films of all time) were pre-Fitzcarraldo, I'd also call Cobra Verde, Dark Glow of the Mountains, Wodaabe, Lessons of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, My Best Fiend, Invincible, Where the Green Ants Dream, Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man and by the looks of it Encounters at the End of the World "worthwhile". And there's still a handful of his work in the last 25 years I haven't gotten around to seeing yet.
July 3, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST
More than likely. Will it be as bad as the rumored Tarantino Faster Pussycat remake starring Tera Patrick? Not very likely.
July 3, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST
bags of dope and I'm sure he'll embrace this. Shit, he'd probably work the camera.
July 3, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST
I think it would do a lot of good.
July 3, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
July 3, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST
by Fixthe Fernback
With Tera Patrick! I'm there!! (just as long as it is after Inglorious) And your spot on Gwai Lo, though other AICNers are guilty of this on occasion *cough* Grindhouse *cough*
July 3, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST
hmmm, I am not that surprised at all. I just saw her profile and sexy photos on the celebrities and millionaires dating site wealthybeauty.com last week. It's said she is now interested in dating wealthy young guys on that site!
July 3, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST
by Coma Baby
I hate these "you all should temper your enthusiasm" articles. What's the purpose, other than to say, "Pipe down you - I was here first and anyway you don't understand?" Are there other narrative films that you're talking about other than Rescue Dawn (which I haven't seen yet)? I gathered that since Cobra Verde (awesome) he's been making documentaries and sometimes acting. I haven't seen all of his recent docs but Little Dieter Needs to Fly, White Diamond, and Grizzly Man, are all great. Certainly people are enthusastic about him because of his personality, and his obvious love of cinema (which he shares with lots of people on this site). But once they dig deeper into his films there are some gems to be found even in his later stuff. From what I've seen, I'd argue that his later documentaries are at least just as good if not better now.
July 3, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
You get James Woods in there and I'll die a happy man right now.
July 3, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST
I think he'd say: Lieutenant, move over and let me pass 'fore they have be to pullin' these Hush Puppies out your muthafuckin' ass!
July 3, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST
Why not just do Reservoir Dogs with Anthony Michael Hall and that actor who once played "Young Sherlock Holmes"? BTW, can't WAIT for Cage-penis.
July 3, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST
July 3, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST
what a joke! Someone just photoshoped his pictures to some hot ones and then uploaded them to the online service 【wealthybeauty.com】.. you know the site is a rich men seeking hotties site.. so he is looking for a hottie there!
July 3, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST
In my mind, that made the fucking film. I heard there was legal action and they pulled that song in subsequent releases. Travesty! I identify Bad Lt. with that song.
July 3, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST
Have you seen him lately?You'd have to do some serious *letting out* of bales costume!Val's more in line to play the penguin these days.
July 3, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST
Please God no. Between Walk Hard and Sarah Marshall I've had enough dicks parade across the screen, thank you.
July 3, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST
Instead of remaking this, why not give a chunk of money to work with Ferrara for his next film? His work is way more original than anyone else and one of his more recent films, Mary (with Forest Whitaker and Juliette Binoche), is extraordinary.. why not take this money and put it towards a re-release of that film? Why not upgrade The Addiction on DVD?
July 3, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST
by One Nation Under Zod
...That was a very important role in the original...
July 3, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST
It's the fact that it's produced by Millenium Films and starring Nicholas Cage. Anyone remember the last remake starring Nicholas Cage produced by Millenium? "Wicker Man," which was also directed by an arthouse director (Neil LaBute) who seemed to be an odd yet possibly inspired choice. On the other hand, Herzog generally self-finances and produces his films, so I don't know if they'll give him some room to breathe or try to micromanage him, in which case we might be reading the headline "Werner Herzog Feeds Avi Lerner to Bear."
July 3, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST
Val Kilmer is still my favorite actor and I've always thought highly of Nic Cage so this just became an absolute must for me. In a strange turn of events I've only really seen Herzog's fictional stuff, mostly with Klaus Kinski, who I also love. So the man knows how to harness crazy or better yet set it off. I'm suddenly very interested in this movie although I can't imagine it been anything like or having anything to do with the first, which I also thought was great.</p> btw, what is this jambocast stuff? It's annoying.
July 3, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
by Harry Weinstein
"Part of the reason why I kind of prefer AICN to CHUD is that everyone around here is so positive all the time" I assume you mean the AICN staff writers - the AICN talkbacks are a veritable sewer of every imaginable sort of negativity and hate.
July 3, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST
That is getting really old really quick. I never thought I would miss the old talkbacks full of bickering about pointless shit. Now all we get are "here's my new catchphrase,i'll post it every day" or "Yeah i know that remake is going to suck,you should go to mynewebsite.com right now". Oh well i guess i'll be pig fucked damn you micheal bay at seekingmillionareswhonukethefridge.com
July 3, 2008, 1 p.m. CST
... tom sizemore, this film needs Michael Wincott and Peter Greene.
July 3, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST
by Hudson Cock
of an Oscar, at least a nom. His work on that film is utterly brilliant and heartbreaking and brave.
July 3, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
by Hudson Cock
YES! Saw it at the Nuart in L.A. when it first played. NC-17 cut. They played that track as Keitel walked through the hospital in slo-mo after the nun was raped. F'in brilliant. Guess Schooly got sued or something 'cause I've never heard that track since.
July 3, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST
by Hudson Cock
I could see it now, the Rat doing a PG-13 Ms.45. You'll know then, that the end of days is upon us.
July 3, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST
Turns out his producer didn't have the rights to "Kashmir" after all. It's a really good song though and stands heads and shoulders above P. Diddy's "Come With Me."
July 3, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST
Remake Julien The Donkey Boy
July 3, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST
is that he wanted to shoot in post-Katrina New Orleans. I read about it in an interview a couple weeks ago. He's not taking the piss out of Hollywood by making something 'crazy' or satirizing the remake plague-- this was offered to him and he thought it would be an interesting project. That's pretty much it.<P>Now, if there was any justice as far as the casting, they would give Nicolas "Bear Puncher" Cage the axe and make Val Kilmer the sole protagonist, but I'm not holding my breath.
July 3, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST
rest of the fucked up shit that went down in the movie, but the song completely worked with the movie because of the raw, flithy lyrics. Coupled with the hard-driving Kashmir sample, it set the mood in at least 3-4 scenes that I remember.
July 3, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
Yeah, I meant the AICN staff writers, haha. Everyone knows the talkbacks are the raging id of the universal collective movie geek.
July 3, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
He's just going to do Bringing Out The Dead Nicholas Cage again. This movie is just weird. On one hand I have total confidence that Herzog will make an interesting movie. On the other hand I have zero confidence that Nicholas Cage will be good in it. I just can't get choice parts of Wicker Man out of my head like HOWDITGETBURNED!HOWDITGETBURNED! and that scene where he steals a bicycle with his sidearm drawn. Or judo kicking Leelee Sobieski across a room. Maybe this movie will be awesome actually..
July 3, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST
It seems easy enough. Just do another story about a corrupt cop. It's not like this movie is going to make a mint on people loving and remembering the original. What is the point? And this could be good anyway. The original isn't a perfect film as far as I'm concerned. There is room for improvement but I still think it's all just weird. I don't get what the point is at all.
July 3, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST
an outstanding suggestion!
July 3, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
Where some dudes approached Herzog at Cannes and asked him if he wanted to do a Bad Lieutenant remake and somehow this made some sort of sense to him in a James Bondey New Orleans Port of Call type way that none of us understand yet and now he is going to do whatever the fuck he wants regardless of what anyone says. Anyone includes the dudes that approached him at Cannes, Val Kilmer, Nicholas Cage, Abel Ferrara, Mr. Beaks or whoever. I assume that's what's going on. Unless this is in fact going to be a Zak Penn movie about Herzog making a Bad Lieutenant remake starring Nicholas Cage, which would in fact make more sense. Whatever happens I have a feeling that once the movie comes out people will stop complaining that it's a remake and wonder why it even shares the same title.
July 3, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST
Thank you for that. I'm not trying to be contrarian or elitist or anything like that; I'm just tired of encountering young movie fans who blindly worship Herzog as an idea rather than an artist. It's great that he's still around making movies (mostly documentaries) that matter to him, but the work's gotten chillier and chillier as far as I'm concerned (GRIZZLY MAN aside). I guess I should be encouraged that RESCUE DAWN was at least engaging (when INVINCIBLE and the sci-fi movie were lifeless and mediocre), but the beauty of Ferrara's BAD LIEUTENANT is that it's punk rock. And Herzog's non-documentary features are so rigorously conventional anymore. Here's to being surprised! (BTW, nothing I can do about the tenor of the reviews of late. I've been underwhelmed by most films this summer. Still gushed pretty good over HELLBOY 2, didn't I? And a second go-round w/ WALL-E wiped away all the caveats I'd voiced after my initial viewing. I have a heart, damn it!)
July 3, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
Thanks for the response, I think I was a bit harsh but it was mostly just to get your attention. I feel where you're coming from, because it can be sort of annoying when the uninitiated pick up on something obscure and start championing it without much knowledge. I just find it almost equally annoying when people adopt the attitude that they found something first and it's spoiled if other people find out about it. I know that's not you, in your writeup you said it's great if people discover the old Herzog stuff, and I agree with that. I just really prefer the approach Quint seems to be taking right now, which is more like "hey, check out all this old forgotten stuff, isn't it great?" He's admitting the gaps in his film knowledge and encouraging his readers to discover stuff with him. There's no judgement passed on anyone's credibility, aside from a few ass-hats in the talkbacks. Which is kind of cool, in my opinion. And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that you have to be positive about everything. I don't mean positive in the sense of your reaction to specific films, if they deserve heavy criticism then fire away. I have no interest in Wanted or Hancock, so your reviews kind of confirmed the vibes I got from the trailers. I haven't seen Wall E yet and I want to so I haven't read your review. Same with Hellboy 2. I didn't mean to make it sound like I didn't enjoy your writing on CHUD, either. But it's getting crotchety over there, and it started before you left. I also happen to completely disagree with your assessment that Herzog has been mostly irrelevant in between Fitzcarraldo and Grizzly Man, but my main issue was with the mostly irrelevant discussion of Herzog's fanbase in your article. I actually liked Invincible and thought it was at least worth a watch, because it was an interesting story and I hadn't really seen anything like it before. I assume the sci-fi movie you're talking about is The Wild Blue Yonder, which I will agree was lifeless and mediocre, certainly not his best work but I would argue it has enough interesting moments to be worth at least one viewing for a Herzog fan. I'd say that about a lot of his output I didn't mention as well, such as Bells of the Deep or Wings of Hope or Echoes From a Sombre Empire. In fact there are only a handful of Herzog films I've seen that I would recommend avoiding completely: Huey's Sermon, God's Angry Man, Jag Mandir. Probably a few more I can't think of off the top of my head. You have to admire his dedication to providing new images and new stories, exploring weird corners of the globe in a constant effort to capture "the ecstatic truth". I have no idea what to think of this Bad Lieutenant thing he's doing, who knows how it will turn out. But I think the man's career speaks for itself, and I don't think he's so much winding down as a creative force as experiencing highs and lows in subjects that interest him. He loves film, that much is clear, and it shows in everything he does. OK, so he hasn't made a Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, Stroszek, Nosferatu, Kaspar Hauser, Fata Morgana or Even Dwarves Started Small in a while, but honestly who could keep up a track record like that?
July 3, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST
"Shit, at this point, you might as well throw Michael Wincott and Tom Sizemore into the mix, and see if you can make it through principal without a fistfight breaking out every single day; that way, you get a fucked up film and a classic documentary in one fell. " <p> Beaks, that's the funniest fucking thing I have heard all day
July 5, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST
I know I might be alone but I love the guy from his Pacino impression in Robbery Homicide Division to his crazy whackjob ambulance driver in Ambulance Driver (What Bringing Out The Dead should have been called) or in his own home made crazy antics Sizemore is somehow likeable to me, I want to see him make a comeback let's hope Tarantino squeezes him into Inglorious Bastards.
July 5, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST
Who would smile if they heard Abel Ferrarra took Nic Cage out with a sawed off shotgun and fucked him with a crucifix?, Val Kilmer would be terrified.
July 5, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST
Bad Lieutenant - that was the one where Mr White threw the bottle of whisky at the hallucination of Jesus and called him a "wrecked fuck", wasn't it?
July 5, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST
Ambulance Driver is great. I love the "I'll fire you tomorrow" scene, especially.
July 6, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST
Yea great movie I love the actor who says those lines something Nascarella. I love the "I am a Japanese sandman♫" scene.