Sunday, April 10, 2011

Werner Herzog and Cormac McCarthy on NPR

This week's Science Friday included the segment, Connecting Science and Art. The guests (Werner Herzog, Cormac McCarthy) showed more than casual knowledge in subjects one might consider outside of their normal domains. It was an interesting show, and worth a listen, but Herzog is definitely a fatalist.

p.s. I haven't read or seen McCarthy's work, but Herzog's film work is among the best. He was there on Science Friday to talk mostly about his new documentary:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
His other films that should be checked out include:


Update: 2011-04-20
Terry Gross interviewed Werner Herzog today about the movie, Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The audio is cached here:

Update: 2011-05-01
In the above interview, Terry Gross kept mentioning Aguirre: The Wrath of God. I didn't read anything more about it before getting a copy on Netflix. In the back of my mind, I was supposing it to be another "God's Angry Man." Needless to say, it is Herzog's Heart of Darkness. I have a new blog entry about it here.

Update: 2011-05-09
Film critic Kenneth Turan reviewed Cave of Forgotten Dreams here. (mp3)

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