Friday, June 23, 2006

Bite Me? Bite You!

Yo, Pims!

What up?



I watched Herzog's "Nosferatu" over the last few days. My feelings are a bit mixed. In a way the only thing that was a weak point for me was the Vampire...

I don't know if it is the make up or the performance or the dialogue, but I suspect it is all three.

In the commentary Herzog goes on about how Kinski humanized this role as opposed to Schreck (sp?) in the original silent film who played the beast "like an insect".

In my opinion Kinski just seems kind of silly through a lot of the scenes he is in. When he is alone he may be chanelling the spirit of the late, great film and he is quite compelling. And although his final scene with Lucy is wonderful, his first encounter with her in her bedroom is actually kind of funny - with Lucy rebuking his request for her love and the vile creature pouting away like a school boy. Why doesn't he just bite the hell out of her?

That said, the look of the film, the story, the use of non-actors and documentary footage still add up to the kind of magic one expects from good ol'Werner.

I will be out fishing early tomorrow, wish me luck.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan


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