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Thursday, 20 February 2014

The 5th Hall Of Fame Inductee Representing Action/Adventure Film - Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1973) - Werner Herzog


Not to dismiss the rest of the German New Wave, but when Wim Wenders and Rainer Werner Fassbinder were entrenched in various cities, Werner Herzog was running around the Peruvian Rainforest with as much the same budget and equipment. Herzog’s concern was looking long into our own personal abyss(es), as further explored in the beautifully haunting score by Popol Vuh, which takes the spirit to places it might never have explored otherwise. Topping that, you have the incomparable Klaus Kinski in his greatest screen role, mesmerizing and maniacal as in the title role. Cinema at it’s best.

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