Rewatched for discussion on the Taiiku Podcast.
Still an entrancing and intoxicating film to experience. Beautiful musings on life and some real despair. Some real hope too. It’s just a nice film to soak up. The music and visuals playing the most delicate dance with the narration and symbolism to weave a wonderful web. Terrific.
With no hint of hyperbole, one of the strangest films I've ever seen and, most likely, ever created.
The theme here is similar to Herzog's Aguirre. Again he is flirting with the meticulous descent into madness but his scope has changed. Heart of Glass deals not with the madness of obsession but the madness of loss. Herzog has also opened up his scope from a single individual or small group to an entire village.
Heart of Glass is about a…
The lore and reputation surrounding this film is something every cinephile has heard. It's created both an air of mystique and a fear. Many people refuse to watch the film because of the reputation, fearing that's it's just too much for them to handle. As a filmgoer that knows no fear, Cannibal Holocaust is a film that screamed to be watched, to have the experience known.
Let's start with the good, shall we. This…