Heart Of Glass (1976) – Optimism in Destruction

On a rock, there sits a man lost in thought.  Or perhaps he is not thinking at all and is instead letting the landscape around him fill his thoughts unconsciously.  Werner Herzog’s 1976 film, Heart of Glass (Herz aus Glas), has one of the director’s strongest opening set of images as the main character of the film sits in a foggy Bavarian landscape with life … Continue reading Heart Of Glass (1976) – Optimism in Destruction

Heart Of Glass – Werner Herzog (1976)

There’s a mist descending on a small Bavarian village as chaos threatens to impede progress when a traditional secret is lost with the death of its proprietor.  This description could be a muddy folk horror born from the soil of Britannia but, against all odds, it is a strangely distant film by German visionary, Werner Herzog.  The director seems just as comfortable with mythic tradition, … Continue reading Heart Of Glass – Werner Herzog (1976)

Aguirre, The Wrath of God – Werner Herzog (1972)

Werner Herzog is a dangerous director.  Not content with simply make believe, he appears to enjoy a masochistic relationship with actually putting himself through his own film’s narratives and challenges.  Perhaps he feels that it yields the best results but it’s obvious when watching any of his films that more blood, sweat and tears have gone into making them than pretty much any other filmmaker … Continue reading Aguirre, The Wrath of God – Werner Herzog (1972)