By clarencecarter | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog December 23, 2005 at 3:37AM
filmenthusiast: Hey, can we all sit down and agree not to pretend that Werner Herzog is anything more than a competent, if pretentious curiouso documentarian circa 2005?
clarencecarter: Please, yes. It all needs to end.
filmenthusiast: Srsly. TIME magazine gave Herzog docs Movie of the Year nods.
clarencecarter: Well, you know those guys... was it Schickel who found the "complexity" of Syriana so exciting? Give that guy a couple of ideas to juggle and he’s toast.
filmenthusiast: Everybody just came late to the Herzog party (by about 40 years), and are overcompensating like mad.
clarencecarter: Did everyone forget he dropped a steaming loaf called Invincible just four years ago?
filmenthusiast: It's conveniently overlooked.
clarencecarter: Grizzly's won almost all the regional critic doc awards. Thankfully 39 lbs. of Love won't have to face off against it for the Academy Award. A relief.
filmenthusiast: 39 Lbs. of Oscar Gold.
clarencecarter: There are all sorts of bad bear-feasting-on-small-Israeli jokes that might be (in)appropriate here. You wanna take a crack?
filmenthusiast: Werner Herzog was in What Dreams May Come and Julien Donkey-Boy.
clarencecarter: No way. I knew about Julien, but WDMC really catches me off-guard. Kinda hurts a little.
filmenthusiast: Robin Williams steps on his face.