Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Great Scenes # 48: Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)

Directed by Werner Herzog

Aguirre, Wrath of God is stunning piece of cinema. I highly suggest that you go see it first before watching the climactic ending scenes of this film. It tells the story of a Spanish conquistador trying to find the legendary lost city of El Dorado. This insane story is only matched by the behind-the-scenes drama where, it's been said, at one point Werner Herzog had to point a gun at Klaus Kinsky in order to make him stay on the set. All that insanity and tension off-screen probably contributed to the brilliance of the film on-screen. A truly extraordinary film.


YeamieWaffles said...

It sounds so interesting from reading your description mate that I find myself wanting to watch the film in whole first so I've decided to bookmark this page and go back to it later, thanks for sharing buddy.

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