Werner Herzog

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5 Best Books to Share With Friends

Here are the year's best picks for those who love to lend

(Newser) - Some books just beg to be shared with friends. Glen Weldon, writing for NPR , offers his favorites in that category from 2009:
  • Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo: Director Werner Herzog writes movingly about his motives for making the famously grueling 1982 movie, in which the
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Bad Lieutenant Is Terribly Fantastic

Cage's unhinged performance dazzles, and Herzog keeps up

(Newser) - What is Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, exactly? Most critics haven't the foggiest, but they like Werner Herzog's not-at-all-a-remake and Nicholas Cage's performance. Some reactions:
  • Cage’s “sublimely deranged lead performance” compares favorably to Herzog’s work with Klaus Kinski, Scottt Tobias writes for the Onion AV
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