Movie Reviews

Movie Review: My Best Fiend

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Written and directed by Werner Herzog.
1999.

I’m not sure which is better: Klaus Kinski’s mad raving that he’s Jesus or Werner Herzog’s quiet intent toward deicide. “One day I seriously decided to firebomb him in his home,” director Herzog tells the camera, the Peruvian jungle and the shoot of Aguirre, The Wrath of God his backdrop. “I was prevented from doing so only by the vigilance of his Alsacian shepherd.” One only wishes there were footage of that.

“Every grey hair on my head, I call Kinski.” — Werner Herzog

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Andy Davidson is the author of IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN. He lives in Georgia with his wife and five cats.

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