I'm convinced that Werner Herzog can talk about anything and I'll be right with him locked in complete attention, listening to every word. His films seem to really be about larger than life characters that have larger than life ideas and dreams. The scale of his filmmaking matches the characters in them.
Many directors have a certain actor that the work with a lot. An actor that they mesh well with, someone they don't have to explain everything to because on some level they understand each other. Klaus Kinski is Herzog's actor.
I think in times like this, when acting means Megan Fox running in slow motion through a desert, it's important to remember that there was/is some actors out there that have given every piece of themselves to cinema. It's important to remember that there is more out there than what is playing at the local cinema.
I really enjoy Herzog's documentary, My Best Fiend, it's all about Kinski and the madman he was. You can watch it below...
It starts off with no subtitles in the beginning but it's dubbed soon after...
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.