"The oil is trying to disguise itself as water."
With his soaring camera shots and sweeping musical score, Werner does what he does best, making the ugly seem beautiful, then horrible, and back to ugly again all within a single shot. A magician as much as a filmmaker, Werner will saw the woman in half right in front of you, but he can't make his images disappear.
"Two figures are approaching an oil well. One of them holds a lighted torch. What are they up to? Has life without fire become unbearable for them? Others, seized by madness, follow suit. Now, they are content. Now, there is something to extinguish, again."
Wait...except for that bear footage. That he made disappear...C'mon, Werner...who are you, George Lucas or something?