My Week in Film: April 15 to April 21

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Thursday Trailer Fix: Into The Abyss (dir. Werner Herzog, 2011)

Werner Herzog’s latest documentary Into the Abyss opens in select theaters in November. You know how I love a good Herzog documentary. Almost as much as Werner Herzog loves the words dreams, soul, and abyss.

Into the Abyss focuses on death row inmate Michael Perry and his accomplice Jason Burkett. Both men blame the other for being responsible for their crime, which Burkett received a lesser sentence for. Herzog interviewed Perry 8 days before his execution in July 2010.

Although Herzog claims to have no political intentions with the film, Into the Abyss is bound to contribute to the larger debate about capital punishment in the United States. The trailer (embedded below) is wonderfully Herzogian with eerie music, unmatched narration, and sound bites only Herzog could get from the people closest to the crime.

Are you intrigued by what Werner Herzog will contribute to the capital punishment debate? He’s the only director who can make an apolitical political film. Sound off below.

Birthday Blitz: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (dir. Werner Herzog, 2009)

Day 12, Movie 12 – Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – His Soul Is Still Dancing

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Did Herzog Just Say Radioactive Albino Crocodiles?

“Sir, if I may. I want to party with you Cowboy.” – Stephen Colbert

My hardcore crush on German director Werner Herzog continues. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams director appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the documentary. Please discuss the Manhattan phonebook with me every day, Werner.

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And about those crocodiles. I didn’t go into the radioactive albino crocodiles in my review of Cave of Forgotten Dreams because they were way too creepy for me to ever want to think about them again.