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Errol Morris Talks With Werner Herzog
March 11, 2008 5:54 AM   Subscribe

Errol Morris talks with Werner Herzog
posted by bobobox (16 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fantastic. Thanks so much for posting this.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:25 AM on March 11, 2008


Two of my favorite directors. Thanks!
posted by King Bee at 6:29 AM on March 11, 2008


Woah, they dug up Ed Gein's mother's corpse!
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 6:43 AM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's mentioned only briefly in conversation, but if you like documentaries and haven't seen The Thin Blue Line, I suggest you remedy that immediately.
posted by King Bee at 7:14 AM on March 11, 2008


Thanks for this. I had dinner last night with a friend who I helped make a doc a little while ago. Got my wheels turning again, and this helps too. Love it! Been meaning to see The Thin Blue Line, need to track it down.
posted by yellowbinder at 7:28 AM on March 11, 2008


Wow one of my favourite directors! ;)
posted by dydecker at 7:28 AM on March 11, 2008


Errol and Werner, long ago.

This is pretty great. I'd heard the Plainview story but not that it included an academic paper that was a compendium of Ed Gein jokes. Or any Ed Gein jokes, for that matter.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 7:42 AM on March 11, 2008


This is great - I actually JUST watched "Burden of Dreams" and "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" on Saturday.
posted by ghastlyfop at 7:43 AM on March 11, 2008


field, Plainfield. durr.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 7:43 AM on March 11, 2008


Aw, there were no shoes being eaten.
posted by cavalier at 7:56 AM on March 11, 2008


Wow, what a great discussion between two very interesting and entertaining directors. Thanks for pointing this out.
posted by picea at 9:47 AM on March 11, 2008


"It was not a significant bullet. I am not afraid".

Herzog is fierce.
posted by Justinian at 10:05 AM on March 11, 2008



Herzog is fierce.


okay Tyra. That's enough of that.
posted by tkchrist at 10:25 AM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


The guys are studs.
posted by Senator at 1:23 PM on March 11, 2008


Nifty
posted by Smedleyman at 2:56 PM on March 11, 2008


Cool. I knew Herzog shot some of Strozek in Plainfield, but I had no idea that Errol Morris had lived there for a time, and that both of them spent as much time there as they did. That's pretty amazing .

"I could never get an answer. I could never get a straight answer from anyone. Is Mrs. Gein still buried in Plainfield Cemetery?"

He probably couldn't get an answer because people in Plainfield get really upset if you ask them about Ed Gein. They are sick to death of talking about it. They were then and they are now.

Plainfield is seriously the complete and utter middle of nowhere. I grew up in Coloma, about thirteen miles away. And two of my favorite directors were hanging out right down the road. WOW.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:03 PM on March 11, 2008


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