Thursday, September 17, 2009

he's back

I've been regrettably inactive in the smearing lately, but finally know what I should report here: Werner Herzog's latest movie, Bad Lieutenant. Maybe you've heard of the original Bad Lieutenant, directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Harvey Keitel, or maybe you haven't, like Werner Herzog. Hearing that his film was being remade, Ferrara commented:
I wish these people [Herzog and star Nicholas Cage, presumably. Yes, Nicholas Cage. Eh?] die in hell. I hope they're all in the same streetcar and it blows up.
To which Herzog responded,
I have no idea who Abel Ferrara is... I've never seen a film by him... Is he Italian? Is he French? Who is he?
Hilarious! All of it!
The (Herzog) movie itself also sounds hilarious. I cannot wait. Look at that ridiculous cast. With crazy Werner directing them. Cannot wait!



smear said...

man I love those back and forths. Don't want to waste that dissonance- streetcars blow up.. la la la. Is he French?- wow. yes, gosh just a big thank thank you- that just might be my goto for questions I won't answer. (and there are many, so perhaps not)

The full title of the remake has me a bit concerned frankly: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

But... I just saw Herzog's Fitzcarraldo and I am pretty much obsessed with it. I don't want to ruin it, or go way out by myself, but the scale is beyond amazing, Kinski's little white suit, fermented saliva.. ok, i should stop.


Jessica said...

Oh my GOD. I hate Herzog, I hate Nicholas Cage, i HATE HATE HATE Eva Mendaz. Its a perfect storm! I'm all for that street car thing....

Jessica said...

Oh god, what!? AND denzel washington. Oh god, make it stop, it hurts!

smear said...

ha ha! i CANNOT WAIT to make you watch this on my wedding day, J. my day! princess! lucky for you, it may never happen. but if it does.... *L

smear said...

.....oh please please make her watch it in the ugliest dress we've ever seen, it's your day! ....something puce, tiered and ruffily. (but not me- k?)

Jessica said...

I'll kill you both