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:
- Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog is not very nice/polite when interviewing scientists. Still, the subject matter is interesting and overcomes Herzog's overtly injected point of view. The film would have won best documentary if he had let the material speak for itself a bit more.
- God's Angry Man, about Gene Scott. The video is online.
- Grizzly Man, about Timothy Treadwell.
Terry Gross interviewed Werner Herzog today about the movie, Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The audio is cached here:
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.
Film critic Kenneth Turan reviewed Cave of Forgotten Dreams here. (mp3)