I SAW IT ON NETFLIX: Werner Herzog Takes Viewers “Into The Abyss” (Part One)

In the 2011 movie Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (reviewed in a recent post) a teenaged boy documents the activities of  his mother  and her friends with a movie camera.  His proud mom says he is going to be another Steven Spielberg.  Werner Herzog, he corrects her.  The boy’s ambition is a noble one, if more than a little unrealistic.  After all, there is only one Werner Herzog.

Werner Herzog - One of a Kind
Werner Herzog – One of a Kind

The legendary German filmmaker  has been a  dedicated and fearless chronicler of life. with all its marvels and messiness, for decades now, ranging from fictional epics like  1982’s Fitzcarraldo (which I wrote about in a previous post) to documentaries such as 2011’s awe-inspiring Cave of Forgotten Dreams. (And if anyone deserves that overused adjective “legendary” it is Werner Herzog. Check out John Patterson’s interview on The Guardian’s website for further proof:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/dec/20/werner-herzog-jack-reacher)

Mr. Herzog has always been a stickler for authenticity and the truth has perhaps never been as elusive as it is in this 2011 documentary.

Into the  Abyss - Coming Soon to a Computer Screen Near You
Into the Abyss – Coming Soon to a Computer Screen Near You
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