Who Is Jan Jürgen, and Why Does All of Hollywood Fear Him?
Beaks here... Germans have always brought the planet a bunch of grief, but, by and large, they've been good for Hollywood. F.W. Murnau, Ernst Lubitsch, Wim Wenders, Roland Emmerich, Jörg Buttgereit... giants all! So what's with this Jan Jürgen fella, and why's he making trouble when there's hundreds of millions of dollars being poured into the most important Vietnam film since PLATOON LEADER? You can check out the red band trailer for Jürgen's explosive documentary RAIN OF MADNESS here, and you can see the movie he's blitzkrieging, currently titled TROPIC THUNDER, on August 15th.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
July 9, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST
C'mon c'mon c'mon.
July 9, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
July 9, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
so will tropic thunder.
July 9, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST
Doing a Heart of Darkness mockumentary for Tropical Thunder is completely fucking genius.
July 9, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST
...I am loving the effort they put into this film more and more.
July 9, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST
...if the fucking page loaded.
July 9, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Very cool. I was seeing this movie in theaters already but this put the stamp on it.
July 9, 2008, 1 a.m. CST
It's a movie ABOUT a Vietnam movie. If anything, they've just revived the supposedly dead horse.
July 9, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST
that guy's brilliant, and he does this right after the john adams thing? that's inspired...<p>great actor, he really needs to get big.
July 9, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST
Nicht nur die Deutschen haben unserer schönen Erde Leid zugefügt. Immer dieses rumhacken auf die germans ;)
July 9, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST
...given his capacity for realizing humour.
July 9, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST
I think like half the people didn't follow the links or wathc the hilarious trailer, they just went straight to the hate on the talkbacks. So is the actual documentary going to be an extra on the DVD, or is it really going to be somehow released in theatres (maybe on the website?) , or is it just another advertisement for the movie? A lot of questions i know, but this looks promising.
July 9, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST
pull that enormous swastika shuriken out of your ass and laugh dude! Germans wear socks with their sandals and have festivals like every two weeks for no reason so they can get shit faced and dance on tables. That shit's hilarious! I know because I lived there. Germans would have thought it was funny, believe me. So chill.
July 9, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST
and why does no one fear him?
July 9, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST
by Anakin Whoopass
No denying Triumph of the Will's influence on cinema.
July 9, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST
Are you fuckin kidding? Do you guys in the US realy think that the man is a giant??? Hes a fuckin hack who does cheap looking splatter-movies that suck big time and shows his face on every stupid talkshow he can find.
July 9, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST
I think one may have been overlooked. A giant among directors and boxers alike. you know who i'm talking about
July 9, 2008, 3:33 a.m. CST
...lost on the masses. "E" for effort though. Some of us are laughing.
July 9, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST
Germany gave us Uwe Boll which, as far as I'm concerned, is about six times worse than the Holocaust and both World Wars, so get the sauerkraut out of your vagina and goose-step your way back to Berlin, frauline! (Humor: it's a good thing)
July 9, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST
Seriously guys. Even if your sense of humor is completely stunted and you're not 'getting' the joke, the font for 'Rain of Madness' couldn't have been a bigger tipoff.
July 9, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST
and je confirmed to me that he is actualy Danish. The country which gave us Dreyer and that von Trier guy, he is also a big Dane. Jan was born in Süderlügum which is near the german border, but still...
July 9, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST
...because right now my expectations for it are really high. I can't remember laughing at trailers and promo material for a movie this much.
July 9, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST
To paraphrase Samuel L. "I hope she bitch burns in hell". For Yaweh's sake, she most likely had sex with Adolf. For that alone, nevermind the "Gee - i didn't notice all the extras were taken from concentration camps", she will be excoriated every time the skeezy bitch is mentioned.
July 9, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST
by Darth Sticky
July 9, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST
for Tropic Thunder? That's brilliant.
July 9, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST
not the idea of the documentary - which looks brilliant and surely already makes the dvd for tropic thunder worth buying now? - but whether people's reactions are fake reactions to the fake doc OR whether some people are just thick as pigshit and humour is completely lost on them. This looks brilliant, Tropic Thunder looks brilliant, Steve Coogan to rule the world!!
July 9, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST
by Captain RawBeard
After its Cinema release I will eagerly awaiting for the DVD release of this film. I have a feeling its going to be packed full of juicy goodness.
July 9, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST
July 9, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST
Just like those trees. "I just beat Nature today" awesome.
July 9, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST
I want an Honorable Mention from the Everyone's a Winner Film Festival.
July 9, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST
Good movies but Herzog Fassbinder and Wenders are of a different breed
July 9, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST
I guess he didn't mention Herzog or Fassbinder. But Murnau and Lubitsch are also of a different breed
July 9, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST
if u didn't at least chuckle at the "Honorable Mention" from the "Everybody's A Winner Film Festival", then you have no soul.
July 9, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST
July 10, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
- HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Chats Up BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER / ED WOOD Icon (And Hollywood Royalty) Juliet Landau!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 10pm PT / Sunday 1am ET!! -- 356 total posts 329 posts
- ‘He’s Worse Than Anybody!!’ Sunday Brings HBO’s Season Finale Of TRUE DETECTIVE!! -- 56 total posts 56 posts
- Harry shares Day 1 of SXSW which stars Jon Favreau's utterly delicious CHEF!!! -- 173 total posts 44 posts
- ‘We Got Six Bullets!!’ Sunday Brings WALKING DEAD 4.13!! -- 40 total posts 40 posts
- TERMINATOR: GENESIS to be a sequel, reboot, and prequel all at the same time!?! -- 487 total posts 33 posts
- Darker ZORRO Reboot Finds its Writer! -- 283 total posts 30 posts
- Hercules Says RESURRECTION Is Easily The Best Broadcast Pilot Of The 2013-14 Season And ABC’s Best Pilot In Years!! -- 20 total posts 20 posts
- Nordling's Day One Of SXSW 2014 - THE DESERT And PREMATURE! -- 25 total posts 18 posts
- Quint eats up Jon Favreau's CHEF, opening night flick of SXSW 2014! -- 41 total posts 13 posts
- Fox Renews For Next Season THE MINDY PROJECT, THE FOLLOWING, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE And NEW GIRL!! -- 66 total posts 12 posts